eco-friendly tile product information
Why CMC porcelain tile for my LEED (or otherwise environmentally-conscious) project?
Porcelain tile has a long life-cycle resulting in fewer replacements and reduced waste as compared with other products such as carpet, vinyl, and even natural stone. Read more about the life-cycle of tile.
CMC offers tile containing recycled content (may contribute to LEED MR credits 4.1 & 4.2)
CMC offers several lines of tile that are Greenguard Certified! (may contribute to LEED MR Credit 4.3)
CMC offers USA-made tile products that may meet the 500-mile radius criteria, depending on project location (LEED MR credit 5.1 & 5.2)
CMC factory-direct distribution eliminates unnecessary transportation.
Porcelain tile cleaning and maintenance requires only water and mild, neutral detergents. Rarely are dangerous acids or chemicals needed for cleaning or sealing.
CMC offers several lines of photocatalytic tile!
Contact our offices for more information. Our knowledgeable architectural representatives are happy to assist!
A few lines containing recycled materials and/or manufactured in the USA
sand and water blend
made in USA
Check back frequently for additions to our eco-friendly porcelain tile information.
Read more about sustainable building practices and Greenguard Certification at the U.S. Green Building Council web site: www.USGBC.org
What exactly is LEED? Interiors and Sources magazine provides this explanation:
"LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development; water savings; energy efficiency; materials selection; and indoor environmental quality. Within these five areas, points are available, and the number of points a project earns determines the level of certification that will be awarded: Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum.” (ASID Interiors and Sources 11/08)