Ordinarily, you don't want to walk on glass. Particularly barefoot. The times, though, they are a-changin'.
Glass is one of the single most wasted resources on the planet. As we look to reduce, reuse and recycle, glass is an obvious and frequently overlooked resource.
We've spoken in these posts about bamboo and about cork. These products highlight the ingenuity of the human mind when faced with a shortage of resource. The mind is no less ingenious when faced with an overabundance of material, in this case, trash.
Glass for flooring is a new concept, but so was bamboo at one time. Glass offers a variety of benefits and, at least at the moment, only two potential liabilities.
Glass tiles for flooring are beautiful. There are few things more artistic and expressive than glass. Creative people are now making flooring tiles, countertops, landscaping and terrazzo surfaces from a matrix of glass and epoxy. Recycled glass tiles for backsplashes and for bath walls are available also.
Some of the benefits of recycled glass are:
There is a downside to glass, at least for now.