The Tile Council of North America commissioned an independent consultant, Emily Lorenz, PE, F-ACI, to conduct a Life Cycle Cost Analysis study. There are several methods available to evaluate and compare the economic performance of products or systems. For this study, life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) is used to compare 18 flooring types. An LCCA is…
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Life-Cycle Costs for various floor finishes (per square foot)
This bulletin from the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) outlines considerations to look for when selecting a tile contractor. The difference between trained, experienced installers and inexperienced installers is noticeably reflected in their work, and the difference between a quality contractor and a deficient one is reflected in their service and business operations. Download…
A leaking tiled shower can be the result of an unqualified person performing the work. A leaking shower can damage other areas of the bathroom or even the room below the shower. There are multiple reasons why this could happen. Download PDF
Download this PDF of the six Wellness & Sustainability Wall panels at Coverings 2023, which includes links to the Why Tile technical resources shown on the panels. Download PDF
Some flooring materials may have ingredients that can irritate certain health concerns. This chart summarizes which flooring materials are free of occupant health concerns.
Ceramic tile does not contain the chemicals found in some other floor coverings that are receiving increased attention for their possible adverse health effects.
Qualified tile contractors have the verifiable experience and use proper methods and materials. But how do you know your contractor is qualified?
Use this guide as a starting point to create a one-of-a-kind ceramic tile design.
Learn everything you need to know in order to choose tile for your next project.
This guide is a resource for manufacturers to use when providing the content and chemical makeup of their products.
Find out what Porcelain Tile PTCA Certification is by downloading this document.
Share this document on the healthy benefits of porcelain and ceramic tile.
Share this infographic on the healthy benefits of porcelain and ceramic tile.
Download this poster for highlighting the health and hygiene benefits of ceramic and porcelain tile.
Tile Heritage Foundation is an archival library dedicated to the preservation of ceramic surfaces and their history.
LEED green building rating systems allow builders, owners, and tenants to evaluate the overall sustainability of their projects and gain points toward certification.
A guide to how tile delivers both performance and transparency in terms of sustainability, whether your project is residential or commercial.
Green Building standards, codes, and rating systems. Guide to get points, credits and compliance for ceramic tile.