Friday, 13 April 2012


Green Square Certification for Tiles

The Tile Council of North America (TCNA) has announced a new sustainability standard  for tile and tile-installation products. The Green Squared Certified program includes ceramic and glass tiles, grouts, mortars, trowelable membranes, polymer additives, backer boards, underlayments, and crack isolation/waterproof membranes.

Like DesignerEco, Green Squared takes a balanced approach to the criteria it uses in it's certification. It establishes criteria across the broad range of environmental and social issues, including environmental product characteristics, environmental product manufacturing and raw material extraction, innovation, end of product life management and progressive corporate governance. 

(Courtesy of Tile Council of North America)

Products independently evaluated and certified by a third party can qualify for the Green Squared Certified mark. Manufacturers with products already certified include Crossville, Ironrock, and Porcelanite Lamosa; before Coverings begins, certification of some products should be completed for Daltile, Interceramic, LATICRETE International Inc., MAPEI, and Marazzi. Which is great news for DesignerEco who are working with Marazzi in San Diego on a project at the moment!

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