What Grout Should I Use?

Use this general guide from the National Tile Contractors Association to better understand what your professional tile contractor will consider when assisting you in selecting the best grout for your project. Download PDF    

Using Industry-Wide Guidance for Ceramic tile, Mortar, and Grout Ingredient Reporting

Highlighted in the Tile Council of North America’s Material Ingredient Guide are four steps toward material ingredient transparency: Inventory, Screening and Assessment, Disclosure, and Optimization. Following these steps can support ceramic tile, mortar, and grout manufacturer efforts in developing material ingredient reports that satisfy common A&D criteria, through which there is an opportunity for product…

Life Cycle Cost Analysis — Floor Coverings Comparison Report

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…

EPD Sustainability Guide

A guide to how tile delivers both performance and transparency in terms of sustainability, whether your project is residential or commercial.

EPD: Ceramic Tile

A twenty-three page industry-wide report, with a comprehensive disclosure of the environmental impacts of North American made ceramic tile.

EPD: Italian Ceramic Tiles

A twelve page industry-wide report, representative of average ceramic tiles and panels manufactured by Confindustria Ceramica’s member companies.

EPD: Spanish Ceramic Tiles

This 17-page industry-wide report takes a comprehensive look at the environmental impact and the life cycle of ceramic tile from Spain.