Ceramic Tile is Environmentally-Friendly

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Many ceramic tile options are made from recycled materials. Business How-To Featured Articles Green Building Industry Insights Innovations #ceramicsofitaly #EPD #greenbuilding #LEED #stressfreesustainability #tiletuesday #WhyTilePlus, once installed, tile can be reused generation after generation. There’s no question: combining incredible durability and responsible manufacturer usage of recycled content, tile is one of the most eco-friendly flooring options available.

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Ceramic Collaborations

Diary of a Tile Addict

RIBA North is hosting Moulding Futures: Collaborative Explorations in Ceramics for Architecture symposium on Friday 8th December, a one-day event created by ECAlab and supported by Tile of Spain, the University of Liverpool and Leeds Beckett University. Through presentations and chaired discussions, leading global authorities will explore the value that ceramics can bring to architecture. Pavilion by Harvard University explores 3D printing of ceramics.

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How ecoScorecard Can Help You With LEED

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

ecoScorecard can be a great asset if you are planning an upcoming project using any of the major environmental rating systems, such as LEED, Green Guidelines for Healthcare, Labs21, or the Collaborative for High Performance Schools. Green LEED EcoScorecard StonePeak Tile

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Ceramic Cartoon Creations

Diary of a Tile Addict

Steve Roberts from Leeds College of Building (left) with Night Vigilante’s creator Callum Pearson. Leading UK tile distributor CTD Tiles can now offer customers a range of ceramic superhero creations made of tiles. Callum Pearson, a tiling student at Leeds College of Building and a contestant at the recent UK National Final of SkillBuild 2017, has collaborated with CTD to create a fan art mural made entirely of tiles.

Ceramic tile for safe and sustainable homes

Diary of a Tile Addict

Ceramic tile is not only beautiful, it is also healthy for your home. Some VOCs emitted by non-ceramic building products can contribute to a wide variety of health problems and Sick Building Syndrome, according to various health experts. Altered State by Crossville.

Exploring the sustainability of ceramic surfaces

Diary of a Tile Addict

Product quality, design, innovation, Italian origin, and sustainability are all key components of the Italian ceramic tile industry’s success. The intrinsic characteristics of ceramic products make them preferable to other materials in terms of their limited impacts over their life cycle.

The Known Dangers of Vinyl Flooring

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Natural ceramic or stone tiles on the other hand, are non-toxic and won’t give off any VOCs. Considering how much safer they are to your health and how long they will last, ceramic tiles are the smart choice for your home. Featured Articles Industry Insights Product Information #healthyhome #LEED #noplasticsplease #safetyfirst #WhyTileMost people shop for vinyl flooring because of its low price, and waterproof claims.

Green Squared Certified® Sustainable Tiles and Tile Installation Materials Qualify for New LEED Credit

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Green Squared Certified® Sustainable Tiles and Tile Installation Materials Qualify for New LEED Credit. Building design professionals, facility managers and others seeking LEED building certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) can now look to certified sustainable ceramic tiles, glass tiles, and tile installation materials to earn the needed credits. The credibility of the LEED program relies on that being a rigorous review and approval process.”

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Go Green in 2016 the Easy Way

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

ecoScorecard can be a great asset if you are planning an upcoming project using any of the major environmental rating systems, such as LEED, Green Guidelines for Healthcare, Labs21, or the […]. The post Go Green in 2016 the Easy Way appeared first on StonePeak Ceramics Blog. Green LEED EcoScorecard red list StonePeakWith the industry shifting more and more towards transparency, it is important to know what is in, or more importantly what is not in, your tile.

Go Green in 2016 the Easy Way

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

ecoScorecard can be a great asset if you are planning an upcoming project using any of the major environmental rating systems, such as LEED, Green Guidelines for Healthcare, Labs21, or the […]. The post Go Green in 2016 the Easy Way appeared first on StonePeak Ceramics Blog. Green LEED EcoScorecard red list StonePeakWith the industry shifting more and more towards transparency, it is important to know what is in, or more importantly what is not in, your tile.

SkillBuild Success Story

Diary of a Tile Addict

Odhran beat off stiff competition from silver medallist James Ackland (Cardiff and Vale College), bronze medallist Mariusz Kanjecki (City of Glasgow College), highly commended Callum Pearson (Leeds College of Building), and four other competitors. Throughout the three-day, 18-hour competition, contestants were asked to tile a wall and floor, based on a 3D building design, using 150 by 150mm ceramic tiles. Odhran Connelly with his winning tiling creation at SkillBuild 2018.

StonePeak’s Final Trade Shows of 2015

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

The post StonePeak’s Final Trade Shows of 2015 appeared first on StonePeak Ceramics Blog. LEED StonePeak Trade Show BDNY Green Build Greenbuild NeoCon EastAs November comes to an end and December begins, StonePeak looks back at the last quarter of our Trade Shows, which included: NeoCon East, Design Boutique New York, and lastly GreenBuild. NeoCon East This year for NeoCon East we were located in a prime position near the entrance, housed in Booth #1345.

StonePeak’s Final Trade Shows of 2015

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

LEED StonePeak Trade Show BDNY Green Build Greenbuild NeoCon EastAs November comes to an end and December begins, StonePeak looks back at the last quarter of our Trade Shows, which included: NeoCon East, Design Boutique New York, and lastly GreenBuild. NeoCon East This year for NeoCon East we were located in a prime position near the entrance, housed in Booth #1345. The highlights of […].

Contents - 2015 Tile: The Natural Choice

The Tile Council of North America Blog

Tile: The Natural Choice An overview of ceramic tile's performance and sustainability-related attributes. Tile and Green Building: Credits and Requirements An at-a-glance guide to the credits, points, and compliance parameters applicable to ceramic tile in today's green building standards and rating systems. Guide to LEED v4 and Tile LEED v4 offers numerous opportunities for garnering points toward LEED certification using ceramic tile.

Contents - 2015 Tile: The Natural Choice

The Tile Council of North America Blog

Tile: The Natural Choice An overview of ceramic tile's performance and sustainability-related attributes. Tile and Green Building: Credits and Requirements An at-a-glance guide to the credits, points, and compliance parameters applicable to ceramic tile in today's green building standards and rating systems. Guide to LEED v4 and Tile LEED v4 offers numerous opportunities for garnering points toward LEED certification using ceramic tile. CONTENTS.

Ceramiche Keope obtains WELL Building Standard V2® certification

Ceramics of Italy

In a further demonstration of its commitment to human beings and the environment, Ceramiche Keope has gained WELL Building Standard V2 ® certification.

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Tile of Spain announces winners of 2015 Passport to Creativity contest

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), is proud to announce the four winners of the 2015 “Passport to Creativity” contest. Jason Money, AIA, LEED – Associate, BarlisWedlick Architects.

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Did you know that all grouts are NOT created equal?

Making Tile Modern

Contributes to USGBC LEED Credits: MR 4.1 & 4.2(Recycled It can be used on vertical or horizontal surfaces in a variety of interior and exterior installations of ceramic, porcelain, glass, and natural stone tiles in a range of grout joint widths. I think sanded grout looks great with natural stone, ceramic tile, porcelain tile, etc. Example where sanded grout is totally acceptable = with ceramic, porcelain, or other opaque tile products.

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Tackling Homelessness (with a little help from Heath)

Heath Ceramics

The Six recently received LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. It is wonderful that we can partner with Heath Ceramics to offer this opportunity as a part of the rebuilding process. highlight Heath Ceramics skid row housing trust Heath Home Plate Exchange home plate 2016 dinnerware around the store behind the scenesHome Plate Exchange with Heath and Skid Row Housing Trust.

Enjoy the Great Benefits of Green Tile in Your Home

Conestoga Tile

Green tiles makes it easier to obtain a LEED certification for your home. Related Stories Choose the Perfect Tile Colors for Your Bathroom Do You Know the Difference Between Porcelain and Ceramic Tile? Tips and Trends environmentally friendly ceramic tiles green tiles tile showroom Baltimore MD tile showroom Harrisburg PA tile showroom Sterling VA

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Emerges as a Leader in Green Remodeling.

H.Winter Showroom Blog

I would like to take the next several entries to show you why ceramic, porcelain and stone tile can allow you to live healthier, save you money and decrease the negative impact of your home on the environment. If you are a builder or contractor and want to know more about LEED points , the U.S. Have you caught the Green bug yet? Most Americans are embracing the Green movement that has been sweeping across the country like contagious etiquette.

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Tile Council Announces UL Certification of EPDs for North American-Made Tile Mortars and Tile Grouts, Two More Ways to Pick Up Points When Building Green

The Tile Council of North America Blog

That’s because virtually all green building standards and rating systems, including LEED v4, provide pathways for earning points and fulfilling criteria by using products with EPDs, and an EPD for North American-made ceramic tile—also certified by UL—has been available since 2014. In addition to LEED, EPDs can be used to satisfy requirements in Green Globes, IgCC, ASHRAE 189.1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2016.

We’re Proud to Announce Bellavita Tile’s Green Squared Certification

Conestoga Tile Blog

The requirements for achieving this classification are strict and in line with the newly revised LEED v4 building standards. Coupled with the durability of Bellavita Tile, this makes their glass, ceramic, and porcelain offerings even more appealing from both an environmental and budget standpoint. Source: Greensquaredcertified.com. The world is going green and Conestoga Tile is proud to offer a number of green certified products for our clients to select from.

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Enjoy the Great Benefits of Green Tile in Your Home

Conestoga Tile

Green tiles makes it easier to obtain a LEED certification for your home. Tips and Trends environmentally friendly ceramic tiles green tiles tile showroom Baltimore MD tile showroom Harrisburg PA tile showroom Sterling VA Conestoga Tile Understanding the benefits of green tile in your home is essential to making an informed decision when you decide to remodel your bathroom , kitchen, or any other area where tile will be featured.

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Did you know that all grouts are NOT created equal?

Making Tile Modern

Contributes to USGBC LEED Credits: MR 4.1 & 4.2(Recycled StarGlass Grout can be used on vertical or horizontal surfaces in a variety of interior and exterior installations of ceramic, porcelain, glass, and natural stone tiles in a range of grout joint widths. I think sanded grout looks great with natural stone, ceramic tile, porcelain tile, etc. Example where sanded grout is totally acceptable = with ceramic, porcelain, or other opaque tile products.

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Bellavita’s Wall Tile Factory Becomes First Chinese Manufacturer to Acheive Green Squared Certification

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Green Squared TM is North America’s in-depth multi-attribute standard for the tile industry and as such applies directly for compliance to many materials credits in the newly revised LEED v4 building certification program and other green building platforms. Bellavita Tile offers an amazing array of glass, ceramic and porcelain mosaics and tiles aggressively positioned for all price points.

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American Beauty

Ciao Tile

Likewise, our operation is within the 500 mile LEED radius of many East Coast construction projects. Ceramic tile is a low impact product due to its inert state once fired. Years back, we highlighted an Italian factory, brix , for their innovative product and inspiring design. Once again, we’ve found a company who has given us something to write about…and this time, it’s much closer to home.

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Installing to Meet Moisture and Chemical Resistance Requirements

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

The 110,000 square-foot LEED®-Certified YMCA is the flagship YMCA for the city and is expected to serve 30,000 people annually in its state-of-the-art exercise facilities. The facility features large format porcelain tile on its lobby floor, ceramic and porcelain tiles throughout the building and porcelain mosaics in its pools, whirlpool and steam room. The new Robert D. Love Downtown YMCA in Wichita, KS, contains more than 50,000 square feet of mosaic and large format tile.

Avente Tile Talk: Coverings 2013 Floors Attendees with New Tile.

Tile Talk

Design Firm/Designers: Margaret Nysewander, LEED AP, ASD Inc., Coverings is sponsored by several associations, including Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA), Tile of Spain/Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association (ASCER), Ceramics of Italy/Confindustria Ceramica, National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) and The Tile Council of North America (TCNA). ceramic tile. Architectural Ceramics: Tile+Mosaic. Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

About Us

ModCraft

Likewise, our operation is within the 500 mile LEED radius of many East Coast construction projects. Ceramic tile is a low impact product due to its inert state once fired. This is ModCraft. ModCraft was started by Industrial Designer David Clark in his Williamsburg, Brooklyn apartment. As interest in his stoneware tile and lighting business grew, he relocated the handmade tile operation to a barn studio he built in Hudson Valley’s Beacon, New York.

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DALTILE and LATICRETE DONATE MATERIALS TO TILE HOMES IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

The donors included members of longtime TPFH supporters Tile Council of North America, Ceramic Tile Distributors Association and National Tile Contractors Association. Daltile is an industry-leading brand of ceramic, porcelain, glass, metal, manufactured stone and natural stone tile products. CANTON, OH (July 21, 2014) – Two members of the tile industry donated tile and installation materials for three Habitat for Humanity homes in Escondido, California, in June.

Great Looks & Installations Start Here!

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Plus, MAPEI Ultralite Mortar Pro can contribute to LEED points through its more-than-20% recycled content. Mediterranea Ocean Drive. There are few thoroughfares as distinctive as the glamorous strip that hugs the sandy coastline on the southern tip of Miami Beach.

Florida Tile Inc. Announces GREENGUARD Certification

H.Winter Showroom Blog

Nov 28, 2007 09:00 ET LAKELAND, FL--(Marketwire - November 28, 2007) - Always an innovator in the ceramic tile industry, Florida Tile is pleased to announce that it is the first tile manufacturer to have its products certified for low chemical emissions by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI). Florida Tile is a leading ceramic tile manufacturer and distributor serving the premium segment of the US market. SOURCE: Florida Tile Inc.

Florida Tile Announces "Green Products"

H.Winter Showroom Blog

of the current LEED standard. Continual Improvement We will continue to lead the way in being an environmentally responsible manufacturer and distributor of ceramic and porcelain tile. In recent months, we have received a number of requests from customers asking about our products containing recycled content. Florida Tile is pleased to announce that we do have a number of series of tiles that contain 20% recycled content.

Green Building 2: Air Quality

H.Winter Showroom Blog

For a tough cleaning task, open up a window and add a little ammonia to hot water to get any sticky residue off of ceramic or porcelain tile. Ceramic and porcelain tile is essentially baked earth. Florida Tile went the extra mile and to have their products certified for low chemical emissions by the Greenguard Environmental Institute , complying with the State of California’s requirements for low emitting materials and making their tile LEED friendly.

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Boston Apartments: The Ultimate Renters Guide

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

This platinum LEED-certified building also offers an indoor/outdoor fitness center, lush rooftop and a putting green. Updated to include espresso-finish cabinetry in modern kitchens, i nteriors are clean and classic, featuring wood-parquet flooring and ceramic-tile bathrooms. The units feature recycled-glass countertops, ceramic tile tubs and showers, and full-wall windows.

Philadelphia Apartments: The Ultimate Renters Guide

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Over 100 years old, the limestone-carved building combines 21st-century amenities and historic charm, such as oversized windows and ceramic tiling. 3601 Market Year Built: 2015 Number of Units: 363 Number of Layouts: 16 Rent: $1,400-$4,441 Highlights: These LEED-graded apartments are raising the bar on luxury living with hardwood flooring throughout, two-toned European cabinetry, quartz countertops and panoramic city views.

Kitchen and Residential Design: A Coverings preview

Kitchen and Residential Design

• Azteca (Booth 2211) will awe attendees with Jasper R40, a new ceramic tile series serving up a marble look that will enliven walls with its striking shade variations. Such tiles have become a requisite for LEED-ID credit eligibility, and have won extensive recognition. Among them, Cromie is a collection of chromatic ceramic tiles based on the scientific criteria of brightness, saturation and shade. Kitchen and Residential Design.