Parkside launch a tile range by Alusid that is made with 98% recycled content, making it the most sustainable and waste-efficient on the market.
Parkside is a design-led tile specification company that has been a trusted tile source to the UK contract market for decades. It recently announced the launch of Sequel by Alusid, a new sustainable tile range that was shown for the first time at Clerkenwell Design Week.
Brian Linnington, Commercial Managing Director at Parkside says: "The Sequel range is unbeatable in terms of its aesthetic and sustainability credentials, so we’re delighted to be sharing Alusid’s ground-breaking approach to ceramics with our audience of architects and designers."
Alusid was founded in 2015 as the result of a research project at the University of Central Lancashire. Professor David Binns and Dr Alasdair Bremner set out to explore ways in which low-value waste substances could be repurposed. Through the technique of sintering (binding materials together by applying heat and/or pressure), they developed a process through which low-value materials and by-products could be transformed into beautiful architectural surfaces.
Sequel is Alusid’s first batch-produced product range and is made from 98% recycled material. By turning unwanted manufacturing materials into a range of beautiful coloured tiles for interiors, Alusid has created the most sustainable and waste-efficient tiles on the market.
Using the innovative production process, Sequel tiles are made at the brand’s manufacturing base in Preston from materials including shards of glass from kerbside collections, broken sanitary ware, and glaze waste from ceramic manufacture.
The Sequel range is available in three colours – Greenwich Green, Shoreditch Blue and Paddington Pink – and three tile sizes – square (100x100mm), metro (200x100mm) and large metro (300x75mm) – making them the ideal material for sustainability-conscious architects and designers.
Dr Alasdair Bremner, co-founder of Alusid says: "We’re very excited to be launching the Sequel tile range with Parkside, and very proud of the sustainable process we’ve pioneered to create it. Our goal is to expand Alusid’s production capacity – without sacrificing our crafted quality or compromising our commitment to recycling and recyclability. Our partnership with Parkside is a big step towards achieving that."