Healthy Spaces

If clean air is important to you and your family, tile is the natural choice.

Free from Toxins and Allergens

With tile, you won’t have to worry about bacteria growth, VOCs, PVC or formaldehyde.

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Environmentally Friendly

Sustainable and durable, tile flooring is the perfect option for those who want to minimize their impact on the environment.

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Safe and Secure Flooring

Tile flooring doesn't just look good. It performs. Slip and fire-resistant, tile flooring protects your family from hazardous conditions.

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Made from natural ingredients and free from toxic chemicals, ceramic tile makes your home healthy from the floor up.


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Healthy Spaces Flooring

Use tile in your home and avoid exposure to harmful contaminants found in other surfaces.

A hypoallergenic flooring option, tile is naturally inert and resistant to dust and other harmful pollutants that are known to cause a variety of health problems.

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Zero Allergens

Concerned about allergies and asthma? Tile is a great choice whether you’re remodeling or starting from scratch. Unlike other surfaces, tile is both hard and impervious, meaning it’s inhospitable to dust mites, bacteria, fungi, mold and other irritants.

Zero VOCs

Since tile is manufactured at temperatures that reach up to 2500 degrees F, it’s inherently inorganic, emitting zero VOCs. VOCs – emitted by virtually all other types of flooring – are harmful gases that can cause headaches, nausea, and nose, eye and throat irritation. VOC emissions are also a leading cause of “sick building syndrome.”

Zero Formaldehyde

Since tiles are solid, they don’t contain the binders common to other surfaces – binders like formaldehyde, often found in products containing medium-density fiber board, plywood and particle board. Why is formaldehyde a problem? It is known to lead to an increased incidence of asthma, particularly in children and the elderly – to the point that it has been federally restricted under the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act.

Zero PVC

Tile flooring is also free from PVC, a resin commonly used in other surfaces to improve mechanical flexibility and heat stability. PVC contains phthalates and organotin, both regularly a subject of concern and discussion among health experts.

Zero Allergens

Zero Allergens

Concerned about allergies and asthma? Tile is a great choice whether you’re remodeling or starting from scratch. Unlike other surfaces, tile is both hard and impervious, meaning it’s inhospitable to dust mites, bacteria, fungi, mold and other irritants.

Zero VOCs

Zero VOCs

Since tile is manufactured at temperatures that reach up to 2500 degrees F, it’s inherently inorganic, emitting zero VOCs. VOCs – emitted by virtually all other types of flooring – are harmful gases that can cause headaches, nausea, and nose, eye and throat irritation. VOC emissions are also a leading cause of “sick building syndrome.”

Zero Formaldehyde

Zero Formaldehyde

Since tiles are solid, they don’t contain the binders common to other surfaces – binders like formaldehyde, often found in products containing medium-density fiber board, plywood and particle board. Why is formaldehyde a problem? It is known to lead to an increased incidence of asthma, particularly in children and the elderly – to the point that it has been federally restricted under the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act.

Zero PVC

Zero PVC

Tile flooring is also free from PVC, a resin commonly used in other surfaces to improve mechanical flexibility and heat stability. PVC contains phthalates and organotin, both regularly a subject of concern and discussion among health experts.

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Safety

Tile flooring provides uncompromising safety without sacrificing style.

Tile flooring doesn’t just look good. It performs. Slip- and fire-resistant, tile flooring protects your family even in hazardous situations.

Slip Resistant

There are a variety of slip-resistant finishes and textures available for tile flooring. Whether in the shower or on the pool deck, tile offers a safe option that gives you peace of mind.

Fire Resistant

Tile is non-flammable, meaning it doesn’t produce smoke in a fire, reduces flame spread, and doesn’t burn and give off toxic fumes, which can occur with simple kitchen accidents. All of this can be especially meaningful in the event of a fire emergency, especially when considering the importance of maintaining clear exit pathways for yourself and your loved ones.

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Sustainability

Tile is the natural, sustainable flooring choice

From unparalleled durability to zero-waste manufacturing, tile is the most eco-friendly flooring option available.

Energy Efficient

Tile’s inherent thermal mass reduces peak heating and cooling, which helps moderate temperature swings in your home. This means less work for your HVAC system and more energy savings for you.

Recycling & Reuse

There are many tile options available which are made from recycled materials. Plus, once installed, tile can be reused generation after generation. There’s no question: combining incredible durability and responsible manufacturer usage of recycled content, tile is one of the most eco-friendly flooring options available.

Regional Raw Materials

The materials used to make tile are generally found within 500 miles of manufacturing facilities, dramatically reducing the energy and emissions that come from long-distance shipping, and this is just one reason why tile has the lowest carbon footprint of any flooring choice!

Certified Green

Intrinsically sustainable product characteristics, efficient manufacturing, corporate responsibility . . . the Green Squared Certified® mark is a way to quickly and easily identify the most sustainable products available. To become a pro on Green Squared, visit our A&D section and check out our infographics on Green Squared and the tile industry’s Environmental Product Declarations! These materials will give you all the details on tile’s performance and transparency in the area of sustainability.

Energy Efficient

Energy Efficient

Tile’s inherent thermal mass reduces peak heating and cooling, which helps moderate temperature swings in your home. This means less work for your HVAC system and more energy savings for you.

Recycling & Reuse

Recycling & Reuse

There are many tile options available which are made from recycled materials. Plus, once installed, tile can be reused generation after generation. There’s no question: combining incredible durability and responsible manufacturer usage of recycled content, tile is one of the most eco-friendly flooring options available.

Regional Raw Materials

Regional Raw Materials

The materials used to make tile are generally found within 500 miles of manufacturing facilities, dramatically reducing the energy and emissions that come from long-distance shipping, and this is just one reason why tile has the lowest carbon footprint of any flooring choice!

Certified Green

Certified Green

Intrinsically sustainable product characteristics, efficient manufacturing, corporate responsibility . . . the Green Squared Certified® mark is a way to quickly and easily identify the most sustainable products available. To become a pro on Green Squared, visit our A&D section and check out our infographics on Green Squared and the tile industry’s Environmental Product Declarations! These materials will give you all the details on tile’s performance and transparency in the area of sustainability.

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