Coconut tiles, tiles from waste

by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-06-21 09:19:46 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: EKOBE Is made from the shell of coconuts after food production. The trees that give rise to our products remain alive.


Ekobe coconut tiles are made from Bahia coconut endocarp (hard coconut shell) using a patented process. There is no environmental impact. The fact that the coconut shell is made of approximately 50% lignin(natural resin), gives it great resistance to decomposition by micro-organisms and insect attack, as well as a high level of mechanical resistance.

Final surface presents a jointless homogeneous texture, a perfect visual solution. The ivory tile is made of the internal part of the coconut. Each mosaic presents a irregular concavous texture, which together forms a colored surface.

Ekobe has designed 3 series;

  • AOBA line (previous publish under ‘plain’ coconut tiles)
  • AOBA Elements line and
  • Membira line (both with a unique design like appearance)
Designer: ekobebrasil
Manufacturer: ekobebrasil
Category: tiles


coconut tile
coconut tile

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