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Breathe easy! As an inert, hard surface floor and wall covering, a tiled finish can contribute to superior indoor air quality. Additionally, tile installation and long term maintenance are safe, healthy, and hassle-free.
For the best indoor air quality:

Inherently, ceramic tile products do not emit any volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Why? Tile products are fired at very high temperatures, usually in excess of 2000°F. Organics are burned off during manufacturing, and thus cannot be emitted into the air we breathe.

Check out our product locator to find tile products that will improve your indoor air quality.

Installation Products with Little to No Emissions

By their very nature, cementitious adhesives and grouts do not emit VOCs. Further, nearly all mastics, reactive resins, and polymer-modified grouts and mortars are in compliance with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule #1168.

For a list of adhesives, grouts, sealers, and other installation products that have been tested and/or certified to have little to no emissions, visit our product locator.

Jobsite Indoor Air Quality

Since tile jobs do not require additional site-applied finishing, they contribute one less phase of construction in which toxic paints or surface coatings are required. Tile products do not emit formaldehyde and can be stored onsite until they are ready to be installed. Most backerboards, membranes, and other substrates are easily cut, minimizing airborne dust or other job-site particulates. Additionally, innovative packaging and powders with dust-free technology further reduce airborne dust on job-sites.

Visit our product locator to find out more about installation products that will improve your construction air quality.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Tiled surfaces are stain resistant and in many cases stain-proof. This means that maintenance is a breeze! Ceramic tile is easily cleaned, often only with warm water, eliminating the need for chemicals and cleaners needed to maintain other types of floors. Many grouts are stain-resistant, and there are several non-emitting, eco-friendly grout sealers available.

Visit our product locator to find out more.



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