Florida Tile opens scrap goods facility

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LEXINGTON, KY.—As part of its growing CARES (Creating A Responsible Environmental Strategy) program, Florida Tile has opened a scrap tile crushing facility which allows more post-production fired tile to be reintroduced into the body of new products.

“This achieves two things,” said Sean Cilona, marketing director. “First, it will have a dramatic impact on the waste stream. Now, virtually all scrap tile can be diverted from landfills for use in our facilities. Second, all our tile [will] contain recycled content. This is important to designers, architects and builders, all of whom have an interest in a broader spectrum of tile with recycled content.”

For years producers have struggled with ways to deal with fired tile scrap. Crushing this material to reuse in new products requires a large capital investment and know-how.

“Previously, Florida Tile has crushed and reused scrap wall tile and red body floor tile,” he said. “Now, we can crush and recycle virtually any scrap ceramic material and use it for content across all product lines. This is a very strong commitment to conserve our natural resources and a great value-added benefit to our entire customer base.”

For more information, call 859.219.5200.

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