Leather Belts for Flooring?

January 11, 2009 at 8:39 pm Leave a comment

This has to be one of the more innovative uses of material out of the waste stream that I have ever seen!

In an article on Greenupgrader.com (http://greenupgrader.com/5356/repurposed-leather-belt-flooring/) there is a source for flooring made from old leather belts. Yes those ones you use to hold up your pants although if the ones that used to be used to drive machinery were still in general use they might use those as well.

Excerpt: ” The vintage belts are personally selected and carefully arranged to style these unique, high quality accessories so that no two bags are the same. These striking and robust deluxe accessories are lined with bright vintage fabrics, tie silks and corduroys and have belt buckle fastenings.

The modular flooring uses recycled leather waist belts that are completely unique. At around 75$ a sq foot the end results is breathtaking. The belts are cut and arranged onto a leather backing and glued with a water based adhesive. The deep rich tones have the appeal of fine wood and a character that is unbeatable.”

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