ISO Publishes Standard on Sustainable Products for Ceramic Tiling Systems

Sassuolo, IT, July 9, 2021-ISO's (International Organization for Standardization) first standard for sustainable products in construction for ceramic tiling systems has just been published.

ISO 17889-1, Ceramic tiling systems-Sustainability for ceramic tiles and installation materials - Part 1: Specification for ceramic tiles is expected to lead the way in terms of standards for sustainability in construction products. It outlines the requirements for sustainable ceramic tiles according to environmental, economic and social criteria. The standard also includes evaluation, to enable the results of such assessments to be compared, thus supporting certification schemes. It enables users to select products that most contribute toward sustainability in buildings.

Andrea Contri, project leader and convenor of the group of experts that developed the standard, said the use of ISO 17889 will guide everyone in the supply chain for tiles and installation materials, including designers and contractors. 

ISO 17889-1 applies to ceramic tiles while the second part of the standard, currently in development, will specifically apply to tile installation materials such as adhesives, grouts and membranes.