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. Don’t go through all this time to find the right tile only to not think about what grout you will grout it with. It’s kinda like the perfect marriage of tile and grout. 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. Don’t go through all this time to find the right tile only to not think about what grout you will grout it with. It’s kinda like the perfect marriage of tile and grout. Same exact pebble tile, but with different grouts.

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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.

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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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. 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.

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. Competitors fixed the tiles with BAL Max Flex Fibre and BAL Rapid-Flex One, and grouted with BAL Micromax2 Snow, including BAL Micromax Sealant for all movement joints. Odhran Connelly with his winning tiling creation at SkillBuild 2018.

*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. is a high-tech economic powerhouse sometimes referred to as “Silicon Valley South.” This fast-growing city’s skyline was transformed by a pair of distinctive glass office towers located at Irvine’s Spectrum Center, an open-air retail and dining district.

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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. TEC® AccuColor EFX® Epoxy Special Effects Grout was used in these areas for its extreme heat, stain and chemical resistance. “This space required a highly stain resistant, durable grout that met both budget and installation requirements. The new Robert D.

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.

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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. Projects designed with Urban Wood being specified are eligible for LEED points. 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. Offering an array of low VOC and sustainable products, LATICRETE products contribute to LEED certification, exceed commercial/residential VOC building requirements, and are backed by the most comprehensive warranties in the industry.

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.

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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. About Me. Contact. My Work. My Store. Social Media Training. 11 April 2012. A Coverings preview. Posted by Paul Anater. at 6:00 AM. Coverings is next week and I cant believe its here already.