Did you know that all grouts are NOT created equal?

Making Tile Modern

Seriously…All grouts are not created equal. More often than not, grout becomes an overlooked element within the tile installation process (why is that btw?). Grout is what seals everything together – literally. Same exact pebble tile, but with different grouts.

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Did you know that all grouts are NOT created equal?

Making Tile Modern

Seriously…All grouts are not created equal. More often than not, grout becomes an overlooked element within the tile installation process (why is that btw?). Grout is what seals everything together – literally. Same exact pebble tile, but with different grouts.

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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

At Greenbuild 2016, TCNA announced UL certification of the Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for tile mortars and tile grouts made in North America. In addition to LEED, EPDs can be used to satisfy requirements in Green Globes, IgCC, ASHRAE 189.1

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

The Tile Council of North America Blog

Building design professionals, facility managers and others seeking LEED building certification by the U.S. To contribute, tiles and related installation materials on a project (mortars, grouts, etc.) Specifically, Green Squared Certified products now qualify to contribute toward a new LEED Pilot Credit offered for using “Certified Multi-attribute Products and Materials.” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2016.

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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. To contribute, tiles and related installation materials on a project (mortars, grouts, etc.) The credibility of the LEED program relies on that being a rigorous review and approval process.” CTDA Home | Contact Us.

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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.

*CUSTOM System Selected for Tile and Stone Orange County’s Two Tallest Towers*

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Both tile contractors on this project used a Build Green® Emerald System™ of products from CUSTOM to prep, set, grout and seal the assemblies and contribute to expected LEED Gold certification. Irvine, Calif.

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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. “This space required a highly stain resistant, durable grout that met both budget and installation requirements.

Product Innovations

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

A soft to the touch, contemporary, rectified tile, Urban Wood enables the installer to use smaller grout joints which not only give the new tiled area a more monolithic appearance… the smaller the grout joint, the lesser the time and expense for future cleaning. Florim’s new Urban Wood.

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

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Daltile donated a 12×12 floor tile and LATICRETE donated thinset mortar and grout. 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.

Architects & Contractors Enlist CUSTOM Architectural Services Team to Recommend Best Systems

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Dale RobertsA "one size fits all" approach no longer works when it comes to membranes, mortars or grouts. This is especially true when selecting the appropriate setting mortars/surface prep products/grouting options. Many spec writers believe that the 09300 section for tile installation is among the more complicated parts of the whole spec. This comes as no surprise to the Architectural Services team at CUSTOM.

Green Building 2: Air Quality

H.Winter Showroom Blog

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. Thinset: Used to adhere the tile to your floor Grout: Used to fill the space between tile All of the products above are typically cement-based and cure to a solid state therefore emitting very few VOCs.

Kitchen and Residential Design: A Coverings preview

Kitchen and Residential Design

Such tiles have become a requisite for LEED-ID credit eligibility, and have won extensive recognition. • Litokol Spa (Booth 4534) is giving grouting mortar a fresh new look with Litochrom Starlike. Kitchen and Residential Design. Notes and anecdotes from the design world. Pages.