What makes our tiles a green building material?
We understand that our tiles are gifts from the ocean and land of Indonesia. At Zen Paradise, a successful business means good stewardship of the environment, fair labor standards for our team, and tiles that are designed for easy maintenance and lifetime satisfaction.
Naturally Abundant Resource
Our pebbles are rapidly and naturally renewable. Though it takes thousands of years for rocks to erode into perfectly shaped, smooth pebbles, new harvests of pebbles literally come in with the tide each day. Pebbles of every color are naturally created by the unique and varied geologic history of the islands. If we use other materials, we ensure that they are a resource of abundant natural supply, such as pumice and sandstone.
Waste Not Want Not
Other Zen Paradise products, such as the Mosaic collection, are made from “quarry seconds” that we purchase after mining companies cut large slabs of rock from quarry walls. We re-use this material that would otherwise become waste. All tiles are boxed in cardboard that is easily recycled. We even use our extra pallets to make furniture for our offices and homes. In each case, we recycle wherever possible.
Zen Paradise is scrupulous when it comes to the energy and resources we use to make tile. All of our pebbles are handpicked to minimize the impact on the environment, provide jobs, and to increase long term sustainability. We ensure that all workers are of legal age and have healthy working conditions. All tiles are made by hand, and we are working to find eco friendly alternatives like hemp to replace the plastic mesh backing. Our tiles are transported from Indonesia via freight ship, the most energy-efficient form of product transportation.