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Interior Finishes (C30): Floor Finishes-Tile

Summary Source Health End Use Lifecycle ATHENA BEES Properties Costs
Component
Name
Component
Source
Summary: End of Use Resource Origins Reusable% Resource End-of-Use Recyclable% Resource End-of-Use Biodegradable% Resource End-of-Use Programs Reuse Sites Resource End-of-Use Programs Recycled Source
Generic Ceramic Mosaic Tile
09310
Generic Pros: Can be reused if removed carefully. Can be downcycled for fill. Smaller tiles sizes produce less waste

Cons: Not easy to remove without damaging. No existing recycling programs.
Yes, but removal is difficult due to setting beds and grout - Less than 50% Can be downcycled into fill; could be recycled into new tile, but no program Will not compost, but materials are inert and will not harm systems Tiles can be removed and reused; some reuse centers exist, especially for old, out of manufacture tiles for historic or renovation work The Reuse Center, 2216 East Lake St MN, (612) 724-2608
Ceramic Mosaic Tile
09310
Summitville Tile, Inc.
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Ceramic Mosaic Tile
09310
Dal-Tile, Inc.
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Ceramic Mosaic Tile
09310
American Olean (See Dal-Tile, Inc.)
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Generic Ceramic Paver Tile
09340
Generic Pros: Can be reused if removed carefully. Can be downcycled for fill. Smaller tiles sizes produce less waste

Cons: Not easy to remove without damaging. No existing recycling programs.
Yes, but removal is difficult due to setting beds and grout - Less than 50% Can be downcycled into fill; could be recycled into new tile, but no program Will not compost, but materials are inert and will not harm systems Will not compost, but materials are inert and will not harm systems The Reuse Center, 2216 East Lake St MN, (612) 724-2608
Ceramic Paver Tile
09340
Summitville Tile, Inc. Imperva and Imperva Granite
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Ceramic Paver Tile Dal-Tile, Inc.
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Ceramic Paver Tile
09340
Crossville Ceramics (Eco-Cycle and Eco-Cycle Stone)
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Generic Recycled Glass Tile
09320
Generic Pros: Most production waste is reused. Reuse of recycled materials reduces new material required

Cons: Non-renewable resources used. No recycling programs.
Yes, but not easily removed without damaging tile Can be used as fill or road bed stabilization No May be removed and salvaged; see Reuse Center, Minneapolis, MN in RESOURCES No
Recycled Glass Tile
09320
Terra Green Ceramics TerraClassics, TerraTraffic, TerraStone
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Recycled Glass Tile
09320
Innovative Ceramics, Inc.
Product Data
Pros: Durabie products are replaced less often; create less waste; require less energy over time and produce fewer toxins or pollutants. Products are inert and do not contaminate after they are cured

Cons: They are difficult to remove wintout damaging, thereby requiring them to be downcycled. This eventually creates need for new materials and a way to recycle the used tiles. which is only downcycling them into fill or roadbeds.
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Recycled Glass Tile
09320
Oceanside Glass Co
Product Data
Pros: Can be reused if removed carefully. Can be downcycled for fill. Smaller tiles sizes produce less waste

Cons: Not easy to remove without damaging. No existing recycling programs.
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Generic Quarry Tile
09330
Generic Pros: Very durable, leads replacement seldom, reducing need for new materials. Can be downcycled for fill

Cons: No program for recycling removed and damaged materials. Requires substantial labor to remove, either for reuse or demo.
Yes, but removal is difficult due to setting beds and grout - Less than 50% Can be downcycled into fill; could be recycled into new tile, but no program Will not compost, but materials are inert and will not harm systems Tiles can be removed and reused; some reuse centers exist, especially for old, out of manufacture tiles for historic or renovation work. The Reuse Center, 2216 East Lake St MN, (612) 724-2608
Quarry Tile
09330
Dal-Tile, Inc. Co
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