From the Floor Up

Multi-Family Building Goes Green

Posted by Daltile Team on Mar 29, 2017 10:30:00 AM

If you haven’t heard yet, green has come to multi-family building—and it’s big business! The bottom line is that green sells. It’s what tenants want. And it’s increasingly easier to build green without sacrificing quality or going over budget.

Here are a few ways to join the green trend on the multi-family scene.

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Topics: Sustainability, News

Going Green in 2017

Posted by Daltile Team on Mar 15, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Trends in Sustainability Design for the Home

It’s a good time to be green!

About a third of home builders say that 60% of their projects are green! Homeowners are paying more attention to energy consumption and sustainability these days.

Environmental responsibility is top-of-mind. Net zero is a serious consideration. And a healthy home is synoymous with a green home.

With demand growing, the building market has responded with more options than ever before.

Here are some green trends to incorporate into your plans.

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Topics: Sustainability

How Do Consumers Really Feel about Smart Homes?

Posted by Daltile Team on Nov 23, 2016 10:30:00 AM

There’s lots of hype surrounding smart technologies in the home, so how do consumers really feel about it? The short answer is, they are afraid of it. Therefore, they are reluctant to invest in smart features.

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Topics: Sustainability, News

Celebrate Tile Made in the USA

Posted by Daltile Team on Jul 1, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Why We Love Tile “Made in the USA”

When it’s time for a new car or a home remodel, “made in the USA” definitely carries some weight. In an industry that has been historically dominated by Europe, American tile should be praised. Daltile currently has nearly 50 tile series produced right here in the USA!

Each of our seven manufacturing facilities here in the states stays busy producing tile that exceeds your expectations. Here are several reasons to love USA tile.

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Topics: Sustainability

Green Spring Cleaning

Posted by Daltile Team on Mar 19, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Get It Clean Without the Harmful Chemicals (Part 5 in the Go Green! Series)


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Topics: Sustainability, News

Financial Benefits of Designing an Energy Efficient Home

Posted by Daltile Team on Mar 18, 2016 10:30:00 AM

(Part 4 in the Go Green! Series)

Designing a home that is energy efficient has a proven track record for returning on your investment. It doesn’t take long before you start seeing results reflected in your energy bills.
Whether you decide on a whole-house system approach or you keep it simple with extra insulation and energy efficient appliances, you might be eligible for some financial benefits and financing.

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Topics: Sustainability

A Green State of Mind

Posted by Daltile Team on Mar 17, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Environmental Leadership at Daltile (Part 3 in the Go Green! Series)

We believe that the best designs take the environment into consideration. Style should never come at an environmental cost. That’s why we created Greenworks™, a philosophy and program that supports sustainable practices and artistry in tile design.
Greenworks provides tools for consumers, builders, and architects, as well as embracing sustainable manufacturing processes. Here’s an overview.

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Topics: Sustainability

Where You Can and Can’t Put Under-floor Heating

Posted by Daltile Team on Jan 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM

And Other Radiant Heating Answers

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Topics: Sustainability, Trends, News

Sustainable Design: Using Tile to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Posted by Daltile Team on Dec 4, 2015 10:30:00 AM

In a world that is more ecologically conscious than ever before, sustainable design has become increasingly popular. People are more focused on the environment, including parks, water, forests, and endangered wildlife. These are major characteristics of stewardship that our world needs, and it's refreshing to see that they have sparked a shift in regard to how we approach the interior design of our homes, as well.
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Topics: Sustainability, Design

Sunset Green Home and Daltile Pick Up the Pieces after Hurricane Sandy

Posted by Daltile Team on Sep 12, 2015 8:30:00 PM

When a beachfront home built in the 1940s was hit by hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012, it was rendered uninhabitable and unsafe. Once the flooding receded, it was clear that it would have to be rebuilt.

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Topics: Remodel, Redesign, Sustainability

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