This Sustainable Tile Is A Serious Upgrade Over Basic Subway Tile—and Comes in Any Color!

Carisha Swanson
·2-min read
Photo credit: Livden
Photo credit: Livden
Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Welcome to HB Obsessed, where our editors spotlight standout products they're loving. Today, it's LIVDEN, a new upcycled tile company making vibrant wall tiles that add instant impact to any room.

It’s been awhile since I’ve been excited about a new tile company, but sister-owned company LIVDEN definitely got my attention. This new, ecommerce brand makes getting tiles for your DIY or major renovation as simple as clicking "add to cart." But what’s really great about the company is that it's focused on only using upcycled materials and creating great design in an area that can sometimes leave us yearning for more than basic, white subway tile.

Photo credit: Livden
Photo credit: Livden

Step-sisters Georgie Smith and Hilary Gibbs were essentially raised in a family dedicated to tile, but in the last few years they decided they wanted to branch out to create their own line—infused with a lot of personality, artful and unexpected designs, and focused on sustainable materials. They launched at a seemingly less than ideal time, March of 2020, but have pushed through what could have been a game-ending year with product that's bright, spirited, and unexpected. And amazingly, in an industry currently hammered by delays, available in 5-8 business days—with free shipping.

LIVDEN's eclectic mix of patterns and fresh array of colors promises to turn the most basic of white kitchens or utilitarian laundry rooms into a genuine, magazine worthy, moment. One of their best sellers—which Hilary admittedly wanted to cut from the original line and Georgie swore by—is Popsicles. This eye-catching design is a two-tone tile, available in four distinct styles, with pattern specific names of Sticks, Uneven, Sharpie, and Tracks.

The entire collection of 60 ranges from freeform styles, like their Puzzle Piece collection, to more ornamental patterns like Bella. LIVDEN can color match to any swatch or paint chip, allowing endless opportunities for customization.

Photo credit: Livden
Photo credit: Livden

The brand works in two materials: The Paperstone product is created in Washington and made using recycled papers, a non-petroleum based resin, and natural pigments. They are lightweight, stain resistant, heat-resistant, and non-porous. The Crystallized and Polar Ice Terrazzo, meanwhile, is made of terrazzo down in Florida and is a blend of around 65% post-consumer recycled glass mixed with granite, quartz, quartzite and pre-consumer porcelain. The Crystallized terrazzo has oversized gems like you’d expected from typical terrazzo for more bold styles, while Polar Ice is more subtle and is often paired with some of their more traditional offerings. All final designs are completed in San Diego, California.

Learn more and place an order here.

Photo credit: Livden
Photo credit: Livden

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