In blacks, browns, greens and blues, there is something beautiful about sparkling shards of broken glass – but they seem unlike candidates for creative upcycling. Companies like EnviroGLAS, however, have not only found ways to dull the sharp edges of shattered glass fragments but have also come up with aesthetically ingenious ways to integrate into interior design materials and surfaces.
Some of these products combine glass and porcelain into small planks that can be used as floor tiles and laid out in a variety of patterns. Others are left as crumbled aggregate and strewn about like gravel in exterior applications. Still others are made into large surfaces for single-piece recycled glass countertops.
The result, at a glance, is a kind of granite-style patterning that can be tweaked into any number of creative color combinations to match other colors and materials in a room.
EnviroGLAS also has products that reuse material from old sinks, toilets and tubs for various kitchen, bathroom and public space surface uses.