The world’s largest marble tile backspray stands are the source of a huge controversy.
It’s all about the marble.
The backspriting of marble tiles, or the fact that they are so hard they can’t be used for other purposes, has led to complaints from conservationists, environmental groups, and even some of the marble industry itself.
But now a group of marble tile experts is taking a different approach to the issue, and they are pushing back on the idea that backsprites are bad for us.
The idea that a mosaic of tiles might not be the best choice for a landscape is a dangerous one, they say, and not just because it could be costly for future generations to live in.
The marble tiles themselves are an amazing resource.
But they are also one of the most expensive products we have.
To put that in perspective, a typical tile costs about $30.
There are so many factors at play when choosing a tile for a home, says Michael Rieder, a tile designer and owner of Riederer Marble in Chicago, which specializes in tile backs.
He’s also a member of the International Marble Tile Association, which has produced a series of reports and studies that examine the health and environmental impact of tile backspreads, including a report that found the health impact of backspreading tiles was similar to that of regular tile backspreads.
“A lot of these studies have shown that, actually, tiles that have been backspread have a higher carbon footprint, a lower energy use, and a lower amount of water use,” Rieders says.
“They’re really important for a lot of our future home.”
The study also found that the health impacts of backstrewed tiles are comparable to the impacts of regular tiles, with about 10 percent more water used per square meter than tiles that are not backspotted.
The report notes that it is not known how much water is lost when a tile is not backstamped, but the amount of excess water would probably be small.
Rieder and his team have been developing a series called Marble Cleaning: the first of its kind, with the goal of removing the marble backsphere from the market, or even the world, and replacing it with natural materials that are better for the earth and the environment.
The project has already been embraced by the marble tiles industry, which says it’s the first time a company has done this type of project in its history.
The tile industry, in turn, is doing its part.
The industry has been lobbying against the use of marble backstumps in homes, as well as at major events like the White House.
The industry also has been working with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Agriculture to create standards for the production of natural stone.
The EPA has also taken a stance against the widespread use of back spriting.
“We think that there’s a really strong case to be made that this material is a good alternative,” EPA spokesman Jim Tressel told Recode.
Tressel added that EPA has made a recommendation to the White Houses Office of Science and Technology Policy, which oversees the agency’s policy on the use and disposal of hazardous materials.
It is unclear if the EPA will take action to make it clear that marble backsplashes are safe for the home, but Tresel says that the agency will take this position on a case-by-case basis.