All Vitromex USA porcelain products are Certified Porcelain by the Porcelain Tile Certification Agency (PTCA) www.ptcaonline.org and tested by the Tile Council of North America (TCNA). This certification is given only to products that meet the ANSI 137.1 requirements to be a porcelain tile with water absorption of less than 0.5%. Industry criteria dictates that tile shall not exceed 5% water absorption to be recognized as frost resistant.
As a frost resistant tile, our porcelain can be suitable for outdoor use when installed and maintained properly. Please follow the TCNA guidelines when installing tile indoors and outdoors (ANSI A108.5). When properly installed by a certified tile installer these series are considered impervious to cracking.
For further information regarding certified porcelain, please visit the TCNA website:www.tcnatile.com
Additionally, certain series of porcelain tile have been certified as Green Squared, a third-party audited certification supported by TCNA. This multi-dimensional certification evaluates, validates and communicates products which have a positive environmental impact. Green Squared certification shows commitment in the following areas: responsible manufacturing practices; product characteristics; end of product life management; progressive corporate governance; and innovation. Vitromex earned Green Squared certification through SCS Global, a trusted certifier of choice for environmental certifications in the building industry.
For further information, please visit the Green Squared Certification website at www.greensquaredcertified.com,
Our manufacturing facilities have also earned ISO certifications:
- Vitromex products do not contain lead, zinc, iron or mercury - making our tile one of the most environmentally friendly flooring choices for your home or business.
- All of our operations use natural gas as an energy source, thus minimizing emissions.