by Allie Moffett

With a heightened focus on eco-friendly and “green” product consumption, you may wonder how your home’s materials impact our planet. Gain peace of mind while updating your tile features by working with Daltile. The Daltile team focuses on green manufacturing practices, which are the best way to be environmentally friendly when it comes to design and construction materials in your home.

Daltile strives to conserve water, with 10 of its 15 North American manufacturing plants recovering and reusing 100% of the wastewater generated by the manufacturing process. This prevents 125 million gallons from entering local municipal water treatment facilities.

The team reduces energy usage through natural gas and electricity conservation. These efforts have reduced usage amounts equal to what it would take to provide natural gas to over 2,000 homes and electricity to over 1,700 homes for an entire year – every year.

Daltile is working to reduce its carbon footprint as well. Luckily, tile has the smallest footprint of any floor surface. Tile from Daltile is green certified and completely free of volatile gas emissions, plastics, and dangerous chemicals present in other flooring types. Ceramic and porcelain tiles not only impose minimal impact on the environment, but they are also the healthiest options. The clays used in production are as pure as the ground from which they were harvested. The tile is outfitted with water-based glazes, which use minimal amounts of solvents. Daltile’s manufactured products have been tested and meet or exceed health standards for hospitals, schools, and more.

The team is also trying to repurpose existing tiles, giving new life to discarded materials. A staggering 100% of Daltile products contain recycled or reclaimed materials. The company’s manufacturing plants and offices recycle 175 million pounds of materials every year.

Daltile not only focuses on green efforts in production, but also in distribution. Strategically placed manufacturing plants, distribution centers, sales centers and showrooms keep products and raw materials within a 500-mile radius of most project sites, decreasing fuel consumption and emissions. The company is committed to bettering green practices every step of the way.

So, what does all this mean for you? It is important to research the products going into your home and understand their environmental effects on the earth and your own wellbeing. Learn more about Daltile’s efforts to help you be a more conscientious consumer at