Jute Wall tiles
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Laura van de Wijdeven used a waste material from Forbo Flooring to create wall tiles. The tiles are made of 50% Forbo jute fibre and 50% porcelain plaster. Jute fibre is the only waste material in the production process of Forbo linoleum. By combining it with porcelain plaster, the fibres are transformed into very strong tiles with distinct patterns. The original properties of the porcelain are changed by this addition, giving the waste material a second life and new durable purpose. By using this waste material, Forbo linoleum becomes a zero-waste product.