Kirei Coco Goes Tropical with Coconut Shell Tiles


Kirei board has been on Materials Monday before, but the Kirei company also serves up Kirei Coco tiles, made from discarded coconut shells. The coconuts are harvested for their edible portions, and the shells were usually burned or thrown into landfills. Now it is glued with a low or zero VOC glue to an FSC certified backer board into 12"x12" tiles or four foot square panels.


The material is good for LEED points, being recycled, rapidly renewable, and going for FSC certification. More at Kirei

Found at Think: Material, launched at September's IIDEX /Neocon trade show . It is a collection of the latest "new and sustainable materials" from around the world, curated by materials consultant Jim Salazar.