We’ve come across these beautiful modular floor tiles made from recycled leather belts by London-based designers Ting. Each belt is hand selected to ensure a high grade of leather, after which belts are cleaned, also by hand, with chemical-free substance and prepared for use. The belts are then shaved, so all are the same width, and finally, they are laid carefully onto a reconstituted leather backing applied with a water-based glue.
Each tile is carefully designed in-house, like the colour and patterning on every belt are unique. This means no two tiles will ever be the same. This product is all handmade in the UK by a highly skilled team and is priced around $250/sqm. When laid parquet-style, they have a character and warmth strikingly similar to that of hardwood flooring – a quality that only improves with age!
Ting also produces a beautiful leather belt floor mat…we like!