Gast Home is committed to making homes with the most eco-friendly building materials. These tiles are the most environmentally friendly ceramic tiles available. A minimum of 50% of the clay body is made from recycled products including post-consumer (porcelain and glass) and pre-consumer (recycled granite dust). Additionally, the tile and glaze waste from the production of these tiles is re-incorporated into the recycled body. The tiles are packaged in recycled cardboard boxes, and stored on recycled pallets and crates. Recycled sawdust and biodegradable peanuts are used for protection.
Because our tiles use over 50% recycled content, they qualify for numerous LEED points.
- MR 4.1/4.2: Recycled Content (1-2 points)
- MR 5.1/5.2: Regional Materials (2 points)
- EQ 4.2: Low-Emitting Materials (1 point)
- All of the glazes are 100% lead-free
Tile thickness: approximately 5/16″
Weight: ~3.7 lbs per sq. ft.
Breaking Strength: >400 lbs
Scratch Hardness: 6.0 mohs
Our tiles can be used for all wall and floor applications, backsplashes, stair risers, fountains, fireplaces, and outdoor areas like barbecue. Please be aware that tiles with a gloss finish may be slippery for flooring applications.
All of our ceramic tiles, including our hand-painted tiles, are fired at a very high temperature to ensure the highest durability and quality which make them suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. However, our ceramic tiles are suitable for outdoor installations in warmer climates; we do not recommend these tiles for outdoor use in colder climates. These tiles are frost resistant but not frost proof.
For our handmade tiles, we start with our standard clay bodies as the base. When you place an order, our once fired tiles are screen-printed with the chosen pattern in wax, and then the glaze colors are applied. After painting is completed, the tiles are fired and then shipped to you. You can choose any color for your tiles. Please be aware that with hand applied glazes, there will be color variation across the field of tiles.
Lead times are project specific, and depend on the time of your order. Please call us when ready to order, and we will let you know the current lead time.
Yes! We can make custom colors. Tiles made with custom colors cost an extra $10/tile.