Recycled Leather Tiles

Who would have thought?  Leather on the walls and even leather on the floor?!  We like to keep you updated on all the new and unique tile options out there and the recycled leather tiles are at the top of that list.  Eco-friendly and luxurious they are a great option to make your design project stand out.

Leather Flooring Installation

Leather Flooring Installation in Honey

All Design for Less recycled leather tiles come with a pre-glued backing.  Just like sticking a stamp on a letter the sticky backing allows you to easily place the tiles on your wall or floor.  When we installed a leather wall in our offices our contractor said and I quote, “These tiles are going to put me out of business”.  He knows we are more loyal than that!  But basically you can have a 70 square foot wall up in 2 hours.  Which if you are doing it yourself is easier on you and your back.  And if you are having an installer do it, it is much easier on your wallet.

How are leather tiles a green product?
Living green and using Eco products is about making choices.  And it should be about choices that are easy on your mind and your eyes.  The leather tiles are manufactured with a commitment to “high design, highly ecological and renewable products”.

Post-Industrial Recycled Leather (65%)
Renewable natural rubber
Natural fillers and binding agents
Excellent Air Quality
Low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)
Certified “none detected”-ISO 14814-Wather Method
Low Volatile Organic Compound Adhesive Option for installation
Cordova Leather Wall Tiles use Greenguard® certified leather

Leed Credits
Materials and Resources – Credits 4.1/ 4.2 Recycled (Recycled Content)
Indoor Environmental Quality – Credits 4.1 / 4.3 (Low emission adhesives and materials – Recycled)
Rapidly Renewable Re-sourse Material – Credits 6 (Rapidly renewable construction material)
Innovation and Design – Possibly a special credit given for use of innovative material.

What sizes are available?
We carry the standard 12×12 and 18×18.  If you are looking for another size please do not hesitate to contact us because there are other sizes available for special order 1-888-848-4537.

Leather Flooring Sizes

Where can I use leather tiles?
You can use leather tiles in closets, powder rooms, home offices, home theaters, bed rooms, dining rooms or where ever your creative mind takes you.  They stand up to light commercial and residential wear.  High moisture areas like bathrooms are not recommend.

Leather Tile Nocturno Crocodile Installation

Office Installation in Nocturno Crocodile Leather Tile

Leather Floor Installation in Chocolate

Leather Floor Installation in Chocolate

How will a leather floor wear?
The Recycled Leather Floors will wear in a manner similar to a linoleum floor and have indentations comparable to that of a high quality cork floor.

The care required for a leather floor is similar to what you need to do for a wood floor.  Normal maintenance includes, vacuuming with a soft brush, damp mopping with a very well wrung out mop. We recommend using Carnauba-based wax.

- Never place a rubber backed or non-ventilated rug or mats on top of tiles
- Wax floor tiles as needed
- Wipe up spills immediately with damp (not wet) mop or cloth
- Recycled Leather walls don’t require special maintenance once properly installed.

Starbucks Leather Tile Installation

Starbucks Installation in Custom Color Leather Tile

How is Recycled Leather produced?
The leather tiles are recycled just like paper – it’s pulped and bonded again together.
Step One – Real leather scraps are collected from furniture, shoes, and other factories.
Step Two – Stones grinds the leather to shreds. This process is similar to what tree fibers go through for paper-making
Step Three – The leather pieces and water are mixed with natural binding material and other ingredients. The majority of the binding product includes natural rubber and acacia wood bark. Acacia wood bark has natural binding properties. The Acacia tree is rapidly renewable specie. Rubber is tapped from rubber trees, in a process akin to maple-sap.

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If you have any other questions please feel free to call us at 1-888-848-4537.

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