Learn about the definition, lifecycle impacts, and other elements of tile and related materials.
Tile is an incredibly versatile, durable and attractive material for interior as well as exterior surfaces. Its benefits are extensive, but it takes a better understanding of ceramic tile to really appreciate them. The resources in this section provide a deeper look at tile and its related materials to better inform the material selection process, identify unique advantages with tile, share educational content and offer transparent and unbiased reports about installation.
- Common terms and definitions used in the tile industry
- The Designing Minds Tile Schematics, a unique blend of exciting patterns for your space.
- Check out our Top Tile Tips on the Easy Care page for all the info you’ll ever need on caring for your tile.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating systems allow builders, owners, and tenants to evaluate the overall sustainability of their projects. Points toward LEED certification can be obtained by making sustainable choices while designing, constructing, and operating a new or existing building or major renovation. In LEED Building Design and Construction (BD+C)…
An infographic guide to how tile delivers both performance and transparency in terms of sustainability, whether your project is residential or commercial. Learn more about Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) reports and how to understand a material’s environmental footprint. The tile industry has separate UL-certified EPDs for ceramic tile, mortar and grout, representing the majority of…