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That's recycled?

That's recycled?
Tiles made from 100% recycled glass in more than 50 colors, from $60 per square foot, are also sold individually as 2-by-2-inch accents, shown here. Four-inch squares of recycled brass, $45, and aluminum, $25 per square foot, come in polished, sandblasted and matte finishes. All from www.ecofriendlyflooring.com, (866) 250-3273. One-inch recycled glass Tessera mosaic tiles in Midori green, aqua and bronze iridescent finishes, from $28 per square foot. For dealers, go to www.glasstile.com or call (866) 648-8453. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)

Whether you are planning a major renovation or shopping for a new table, the granola years of environmentally correct design are over. Now stylish options can please the eye and soothe the conscience. Sleek furniture made from salvaged wood and harvestable materials are a natural complement to bamboo and cork floors, which have a graphic look and a swank midcentury vibe. Dazzling tiles made from recycled glass and metal add a shot of luxury and color to a kitchen backsplash or shower wall. So go ahead and save the planet, but remember: Eco-friendly doesn't always mean economical.

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