Oct 10, 2011

Sustainable tile - gorgeous and eco-friendly

Crossville Tile has a number of beautiful tile options, all with post-consumer recycled content, certified by Scientific Certification System (SCS).     Urban Renewal captures the spirit of the city. The line combines intricate patterns with rich metal finishes, from elegant satin bronzes to aged irons. Each tile contains at least 50% recycled material verified by SCS.    All tile and trim in the line come with a clear protective coating to ensure a durable, virtually maintenance-free finish.

In their Porcelain Stone® collection,  Bluestone and Empire contain a minimum of 20 percent pre-consumer recycled content. Featuring popular colors, their Color Blox EC tile has certified recycled content of 20 percent. Large format sizes and plank shapes make Color Blox EC the ideal green design solution.  Not only will the beauty of Empire last a lifetime, so will its environmental legacy. Their new series - Vista Americana -  was inspired by the great American landscape. The four colors capture the warmth of the coast, the romance of rolling hills, and the grandeur of  mountain ranges.

In keeping with green manufacturing processes, Crossville recycles nearly 6 million pounds of previously discarded filtrate and fired tile waste. In addition to its own fired waste recycling, they accept and recycle reclaimed, previously installed tile through their Tile Take-Back program.