Green Squared: The New Certification for Tile

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To make your selection of earth-friendly tile and installation materials easier, the Tile Council of North America has developed a new certification system.  Ceramic and glass tile, setting materials, grouts, backer boards and membranes must meet high environmental standards in the five categories displayed above and include recycled content, waste minimization and indoor air quality.

Independent certification companies, Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) and Underwriter Laboratories (UL) Environment are certifying tile and related installation products under the new Green Squared program.

So far, U.S.-based companies that have sought and achieved Green Squared certification for some of their product lines include:  American Olean, Dal-Tile, Florida Tile.

Read my earlier post here regarding tile manufacturers, large and small, producing sustainable tiles.

Tag(s): Green Design, Greening the Home

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