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 a powerful tool to aid decision makers in evaluating all relevant costs for a given building system, allowing for the comparison of the construction and maintenance costs of alternative building systems that meet the same functional requirements.
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