CERAMIC TILE: LIFE CYCLE COST STUDY

QUARRY TILE, THE MOST ECONOMICAL OF ALL FLOOR FINISHES

In 2005 The Tile Council Of North America commissioned an independent construction cost consulting firm, Scharf-Godfrey (a Division of Phoenix Engineering Inc.), to conduct a Life Cycle Cost study comparing various types of ceramic tile including glazed and unglazed, porcelain, mosaic, and quarry tile to twelve other floor finishes such as hardwood, laminate, concrete, stone, carpet, terrazzo, vinyl and poured epoxy.