We’re passionate about making tile the right way.
We keep the jobs in the United States, the process artisanal, and above all, we’ve made it
GREEN FROM THE
Solar panels keep us on the bright side of energy use. We were at the forefront of solar business solutions, and our installation was originally one of the top ten largest in the Northwest. With 176 sharp 165 watt solar panels on our roof, we generate 35 megawatt hours annually. This saves over 70,000 lbs. of CO2 emissions every year!
Our factory is located on the Rogue River in Southern Oregon. The thriving local ecosystem has this river at its foundation, and we make sure it stays pristine. We wouldn’t dream of disposing of raw mineral waste down the drain. Our tile factory is the first we’ve ever seen to capture and distill all production waste water – without a single floor drain.
Making tile is usually a water-intensive business. By designing our own clay body, glazes, and custom water recycling processes, we save almost half the water consumed in standard tile manufacturing – more than 40,000 gallons of water each year.
PUSHING PHYSICS TO THE MAX
We push physics to the max to be as green as possible. Our single-fire process saves 40% of the energy typically used to make tile. This is tough to do by any measure, but the gorgeous glazes in our collections make this an incredible feat. Our specialty kiln shelves save another 15% electricity.
CUTTING RAW WASTE COMPLETELY
Engineered efficiency, way beyond a little recycling. ALL raw waste is captured in our unusual production process. We’ve custom-designed extra steps to collect all waste clay, glaze, and water, and recycle it until it leaves the building as a finished tile.
And for pieces that don’t quite make the cut, our rejects are donated to local schools for at-risk youth, and Habitat for Humanity.
MORE THAN LIP SERVICE
We’re passionate about the tile we make, the way we make it, and the
people who design beautiful spaces with it. We love our community, so we do everything we can to make our process as green as possible.
We hope you share in our excitement, that every space you design
with our tile is:
• Creating U.S. jobs
• Diverting waste from landfills
• Avoiding CO2 emissions
• Saving water
• Protecting natural areas
• Made in a way that is safe for the artisans that produced it