Updated: Mar 29
Our homes are our havens and many of us take great pride in them, including performing regular renovations and updates to keep them looking their best. While we may enjoy a fashionable home, more important trends for 2022 are saving money in the midst of a cost of living crisis, and protecting our planet’s resources and, in this article, we’re going to be looking at the numerous benefits of using reclaimed and salvaged floor tiles in your home:
Reclaimed floor tiles - particularly those with art deco or vintage designs add a touch of timeless elegance to a home, and these are particularly on trend at the moment. Along with furniture which has been salvaged and upscaled, these tiles add a unique sense of style to your home which is rarely achieved by modern, mass produced tiles which you will find in half of your neighbour’s homes.
Unlike modern manufacturing, reclaimed and salvaged tiles were created in a time when craftsmanship and durability took precedence over costs and profit margins. As such, these tiles tend to be much more hardwearing than their modern equivalents. In today’s world, we tend to put cost savings over quality, however, this often tends to be a false economy when items need to be replaced on a regular basis.
Producing floor tiles uses up a significant amount of our planet’s resources - and contributes to deforestation. As the world works toward environmental goals, buying preloved items and buying reclaimed and salvaged tiles are a great way of helping to achieve these goals. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aims to protect the planet’s resources, including our oceans and forests - both of which are depleted by increasing manufacturing activities.
It goes without saying that many of us are currently trying to save money amid a global cost of living crisis and buying reclaimed floor tiles can present some considerable cost savings in comparison to buying brand new.
Where to buy reclaimed floor tiles ?
The good news is that these are widely available online these days and, by shopping around, you can find some beautiful designs at fantastic prices.
Doing good, looking great
When it comes to our homes, we’re very much used to heading to our nearest home store in order to buy brand new furniture and other products, however, in 2022, it’s time to start changing the way we think. As well as helping our environment, buying reclaimed and salvaged items allow us to decorate our homes in a more unique way which simply is not possible when stocking up at the local branch of Ikea.
Sustainable & Salvaged specialises in bringing new life to old products through a process that is sustainable, recyclable, and environmentally friendly.