Recycling isn't just a good idea for the public, but also an avenue worth investigating from the manufacturing end. Taking leather scraps originating from automotive and shoe manufacturing industries, flooring manufacturer EcoDomo combines these bits with natural rubber and Acacia tree bark (used as a binder) to create a unique sealed leather floor, wall and surface tiling solution. Over the time and with use, the leather tiles develop an aged patina, like the binding of a good leather bound book or a well worn leather jacket. The tiles are composed of 65% recycled leather, 20% renewable rubber, emit low levels of volatile organic compound, and qualifies for LEED construction credits. All you have to use to maintain these tiles are beeswax or carnauba wax...like waxing your car. To learn more about colours and finishes, check out the EcoDomo site. *Original AT Chicago post here.