Skateboard Decks Upcycled as Wall Tiles by Art of Board

ICFF 2012

Seeing Art of Board's wall tiles from across the room, I was drawn to their random color. Only when I got closer could I see that they appeared to be recycled out of something. And they are! Skate boards as wall tiles … from half pipe to kitchen backsplash. Art of Board created I Ride I Recycle, "the first-ever national, grassroots, skateboard deck recycling movement." By workign with skateshops and parks all over country, they are able to amass many, many skateboard decks, which are then turned into tiles - scrapes and all. The tiles can be applied with standard grout.

Company: Art of Board
Available: Now

Reporter & Image: Jason Loper
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