GREEN GUIDE

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Our “earth-friendly” cement tiles meet high environmental standards and contribute to the US Green Building Council LEED certification System without compromising performance, durability, or style. These tiles are suitable for both residential and commercial applications. Further, when cement tiles have been reviewed for life cycle assessment and life cycle costing factors, cement tiles are consistently rated as superior when compared to other flooring alternatives. Throughout the life of the building, cement tiles offer a much lower operational energy and maintenance cost over other building materials. 

INGREDIENTS | SUSTAINABLE AND PRODUCE NO GAS EMISSIONS.

        FLY ASH CEMENT: Residue material from the coal industry.

        PORTLAND CEMENT: Crushed limestone.

        WATER: Reclaimed well water.

        MARBLE AGGREGATE: Residue material from the marble tile industry. 

        MOTHER-OF-PEARL AGGREGATE: Reclaimed material from the button industry. 

        PIGMENT: Naturally occurring iron-oxides. 

MANUFACTURING | NO ENERGY DEPLETING RESOURCES ARE USED.

        Tile is hand-made using artisan labor. 

        Tiles cure naturally. No kilns are used because the tile is not fired. 

        All inputs for tiles are extracted and/or manufactured within 500 miles of the factory. 

RECYCLABLE | NO CONTRIBUTION TO LANDFILLS.

        Cement tiles last for generations and appearance improves with age.

        Tiles can be crushed and reused for new tiles and/or other concrete projects. 

        The packaging is 100% recyclable, unbleached cardboard using natural glues.

        Tiles outlast installations of other floor coverings.