Cocomosaic tiles are hand-made by cutting coconut shells into small, perfectly sized squares, and then bonding the squares into larger tiles. Various colours and finish effects are available. The different looks are obtained by using either the inside or the outside of the shells, and by making use of polishing techniques and paint effects. The Cocomosaic tiles form a stylish, richly textured, warm and exotic but elegant cladding. And it’s all natural and eco-friendly.
The products are made from natural materials that would otherwise be discarded. Only water-based, low emission glues, lacquers and paints are used in manufacturing the Cocomosaic products.
The Cocomosaic production facility is located in Indonesia, and has won presidential awards there for job creation and export sales. The coconut shells used are either collected by local people, or are obtained as the waste products from the processing of coconut flesh and coconut milk.
In addition to the coconut shell mosaic tiles, the company also produces mosaic tiles from mahogany tree bark (a waste product from the timber industry), and another range of tiles from reclaimed timber such as pallets and crates. This innovative beneficiation of former waste products into desirable décor items has been highly successful in creating employment and generating an income for hundreds of people.
The tiles can be attached to any firm surface using silicone glue or other tile adhesives. The tiles are easily cut to size and shape using a small angle grinder or even a jigsaw. The Cocomosaic tiles have an interesting texture and a warm, natural but sophisticated look, making them ideal for accenting a feature wall. Althoug h primarily used for wall cladding, the tiles also have applications in ceilings, furniture and even flooring.
Panda Bamboo Products is the appointed South African agent and distributor for the complete range of Cocomosaic interior cladding tiles.