Sustainability has always been an important topic in the tile industry. Advancements in technology have paved the way for recycled tiles, installation products without VOCs and sustainable building solutions that reduce waste and energy -- all of which contribute to lengthening the lifespan of our planet.

In this issue, learn more about the effect the construction industry has on our health in our technical article, “The Three-Pronged Approach to Industry Safety and Sustainability,” by Laticrete’s senior manager of technical services, Mitch Hawkins.

We also touch on mosaic tile designs, which have grown in popularity over the years. We had the opportunity to speak with a mosaic artist overseas in the United Kingdom, who explained how he began his career and why mosaic making is his ultimate passion.

In our mosaic tile product showcase, view some of the newest mosaic options available from domestic and international manufacturers, and browse through some new tile collections that were introduced at this year’s edition of Cersaie, which was held from September 27 to October 1 in Bologna, Italy. So many unique and interesting tiles to see, so little time!

Until next time, my friends.