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Ceramic Tile


Description

Ceramic is an inorganic, non metallic solid surface that has been used in flooring for centuries. Ceramic tiles are commonly used in areas where the effects of water, such as a restroom, are widely prevalent.


Tips

O+M Tips

  • Use cleaning chemicals and solutions that are Green Seal certified or use a mixture of hot water and vinegar.
  • Use cleaning chemicals and solutions that are Green Seal certified or use a mixture of hot water and vinegar.

End of Life Tips

  • Not easily recycled as the adhesive used during the installation process needs to be cleaned and removed from the tile.
  • If in good condition, flooring materials can be donated to organizations like Habitat for Humanity that will reuse them.
  • If the tile cannot be reused, recycling is the next best option. Some local recycling facilities may recycle old ceramic tiles; however, they most likely will charge a fee to do so. Contact the flooring manufacturer for recycling information, or visit Earth911.com to determine the capacity of local facilities.

For alignment with LEED Standards

  • Regional Materials: For credit achievement calculation, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at 200% of their base contributing cost.
    • BD+C and ID+C MR: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials and Material Ingredients
    • O+M MR: Purchasing - Facility Maintenance and Renovation
  • Construction Waste: Recycle and/or salvage a minimum of 50% of nonhazardous construction and demolition debris.
    • BD+C and ID+C MR: Construction and Demolition Waste Management
  • Adhesives: Must meet the volatile organic compound (VOC) requirements of South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1168.
    • BD+C and ID+C EQ: Low-Emitting Materials
    • O+M MR: Purchasing - Facility Maintenance and Renovation
  • Regional Materials: For credit achievement calculation, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at 200% of their base contributing cost.
    • BD+C and ID+C MR: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials and Material Ingredients
    • O+M MR: Purchasing - Facility Maintenance and Renovation
  • Sealants: Must meet the volatile organic compound (VOC) requirements of South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1168.
    • BD+C and ID+C EQ: Low-Emitting Materials
    • O+M MR: Purchasing - Facility Maintenance and Renovation