Driven by environmental regulation, project specification and client demand, green building continues to double every three years according to the World Green Building Trends 2016 report by Dodge Data & Analytics. Custom Building Products has committed to aiding architects, specifiers, engineers, tile contractors and owners fulfill this growing responsibility with our environmentally-responsible tile and stone installation products. Our full line includes underlayments, thin-set mortars, grouts, sealers and cleaners designed with the environment in mind. CUSTOM has over 100 Build Green products and the Emerald System, which contribute to U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification and are compliant with other green building industry standards.
CUSTOM utilizes biodegradable and recycled materials, local production facilities and carbon emission offset credits to manufacture products that make projects cleaner and safer for the environment. Some of CUSTOM’s most popular environmentally-responsible products include:
- Prism® Color Consistent Grout is a cementitious product that eliminates efflorescence and color shading to help create beautiful tile assemblies while preventing these time-consuming and costly call backs. Made with up to 15% post consumer recycled content by weight, it’s a lightweight, fast-setting product with high early strengths to speed project completion.
- ProLite® Premium Large Format Tile Mortar has non-slump, non-sag and non-slip properties to support the weight of heavy stone and large format tile with one or more edges greater than 15 inches long. Formulated with up to 19% post consumer recycled material by weight and CustomLite technology, it’s 40 percent lighter than typical mortars and a 30-pound bag covers the same area as a 50-pound bag of traditional mortar.
- RedGard® Uncoupling Mat is a crack isolation, waterproofing and vapor management membrane compatible with polymer-modified thin set mortars in accordance with TCNA guidelines for the installation of tile, porcelain and natural stone installations over most substrates including oriented strand board (OSB), plywood and concrete. It is made of 70% recycled pre-consumer waste, by weight.
For more information on how CUSTOM is leading the sustainability charge with our line of green tile and stone installation products visit custombuildingproducts.com/reference-library/leed-certification/build-green.aspx.