Wausau Tile A Green Company!
We realize the need to become environmentally friendly in both our facility operations and in the products we manufacture. The following initiatives allow us to meet our high standards of quality, while continuing to be a leader in conserving, recycling and reusing precious materials and resources.
We use recycled metals to produce our line of metal site furnishings that include planters, benches, tables, waste containers and snuffers. Wherever steel rebar reinforcement is used throughout our concrete manufacturing, it is made from recycled steel.
We use recycled plastic material to manufacture waste container liners.
Our Terra-Tabs and Terra-Shims, used with our roof deck pedestal systems, are made from 20% post-consumer rubber.
We reduce the amount of cement necessary in our concrete pavers and terrazzo tile by substituting a portion of the cement with fly ash.
A specially formulated applied finish on our roof deck pavers and concrete benches allows for a SRI (solar reflectance index) of over 79.
Planter Reservoir System
Our exclusive reservoir wick system can be used with our concrete planters to maintain root moisture and lessen water consumption.
A formula has been developed that allows the mixture of recycled glass in all of our concrete and epoxy based products.
Water Filtration System
Filter presses have been installed in the manufacturing of our concrete products to reduce particles in wastewater.
Recycled water is used in all phases of our manufacturing process.
Roto Mold Plastics Oven
By upgrading our plastic mold oven with the latest technology, we have significantly increased our efficiency in natural gas consumption.
Energy Efficient Lighting Change Over
The manufacturing facility has had the lighting changed over to a high efficiency, energy saving lighting system.