TCNA Releases First-Ever, Industry-Wide Material Ingredient Guide

Tile Council of North America (TCNA) announced publication of its Material Ingredient Guide today at Coverings 2021. This Material Ingredient Guide, the first of its kind by any building product industry, provides information about the material ingredients used industry-wide by North American tile, mortar, and grout manufacturers, provides in-depth health assessments of those materials, and is a resource for manufacturers […]

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Crossville Announces 2017 Porcelain Recycling Program Milestones

All-time Porcelain Recycling Total Tops 114 Million Pounds of Fired Waste Diverted from Landfills Officials with domestic tile manufacturer Crossville Inc. have announced the company recycled 23,447,883 pounds of fired porcelain in 2017, bringing the company’s cumulative recycling total to more than 114 million pounds since the 2009 launch of the Tile Take-Back® program and subsequent TOTO USA recycling partnership. […]

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Dal-Tile Develops Mobile Tile Crusher To Further Sustainability

Dal-Tile has furthered their sustainability efforts by developing and implementing the first-ever mobile tile crusher for use at three of their production facilities. “While 97 percent of our manufactured floor tile meets our high-quality standards, three percent does not, leading to waste,” said Robert Hurt, director of environmental, health, and sustainability services for Dal-Tile Corporation. “A team was engaged to […]

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Dal-Tile Plant Earns Second Consecutive Zero Landfill Certification

As a result of their Zero Landfill initiative, team members at Dal-Tile’s manufacturing plant in Muskogee, Oklahoma have kept more than 2,600 tons of waste and materials from ending up in the local landfill since 2014, maintaining the plant’s certification as a Zero Landfill facility originally obtained in October 2015. “The focus of the Zero Landfill initiative at all of […]

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New TCNA Bulletin Highlights Ceramic Tile’s Inherent Health, Safety

Ceramic tile manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and those involved in the sale and selection of construction materials have a new resource available to communicate the many benefits of choosing ceramic tile, particularly when health and safety are primary considerations. Many worksites already make use of Raken and other applications to help monitor both safety regulations and concerns on that specific site, […]

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Crossville’s Recycling Program Reaches New Milestone

Officials with domestic tile manufacturer Crossville Inc. have announced the company recycled 16,939,634 pounds of fired porcelain in 2015, bringing the company’s cumulative recycling total to just over 70 million pounds since the 2009 launch of the Tile Take-Back® program and subsequent TOTO USA recycling partnership. These recycling initiatives are based on the company’s proprietary process for recycling fired porcelain […]

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Tile, Stone Take Center Stage in Concept Home Designs

Pardee’s Responsive Homes Beautifully Address Millennial Homebuyers’ Needs During the recently held Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and concurrently held NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Las Vegas, attendees were invited to view the unveiling of two new concept homes. Of course, as part of Modenus‘ BlogTourKBIS group, we couldn’t wait to see and experience what these well-thought out […]

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