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Home, Sustainable Home

The choice of building materials is important for sustainable home building because of the extensive network of extraction, processing and transportation they require. Recycled-content materials reuse waste products that would otherwise be deposited in landfills. And use of local materials supports the local economy and reduces the harmful impacts of long-distance transport.


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Indoor Air Quality

Except for the walls, floors usually account for more surface area than anything else in a house, so they have a greater effect on indoor air quality. Adults, children and pets walk, play and sit on them, wear them down and breathe in what they emit for many years.

  • Most tile glazes are water-based and use minimal amounts of solvents. Once fired the tile and glaze are completely fused, and there is no possibility of volatile gas emissions.
  •  Our manufactured tile products have been tested and are compliant with the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) Low-Emitting Material Standard.



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Environmental Benefits

Daltile products are a beautiful choice for green residences. Our products can help qualify under many of the industry-leading green building programs, in addition to local and state green building initiatives. Green building can have a positive effect on a home in numerous areas, including: 

  • Site design
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water conservation
  • Indoor air quality
  • Environmentally preferable materials
  • Operations and maintenance



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Visit the LEED® Center to learn more about how Daltile can help you qualify for LEED® certification.

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Discover the wide range of Daltile products proudly Made in the USA.