Tile manufacturer receives new green certification

Crossville, Interceramic and Metropolitan Ceramics, three tile products manufactured by Ironrock, are the first three products to receive the new “Green Squared” certification under the auspices of the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS).

Green Squared is the flooring industry's first sustainability standard for tile and tile installation materials. Developed by the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) process, the sustainability standard recognizes manufacturers for their environmental leadership and corporate social responsibility across a broad range of indicators. Scientific Certification Systems is among the first third-party certifiers accredited by TCNA to conduct evaluations under this standard.

Products eligible to achieve Green Squared certification include ceramic and glass tiles, grouts, mortars, backer boards, underlayments and waterproof membranes. The standard addresses environmental product characteristics, product manufacturing, end-of-life management, corporate governance and innovation.