Sustainability at LIVDEN
At LIVDEN, we are committed to sustainability and doing the right thing for the environment.
From our innovative, eco-friendly tiles to our recycled materials and green manufacturers, we look to create sustainable practices in every part of our business.
Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Tiles
Our commitment to sustainability starts with our product.
A while back, we recognized the need for a sustainable, decorative tile in the market. Inspired by that recognition, we created an eco-friendly tile that carries out our commitment to sustainability. Made from recycled materials and domestically produced, our LIVDEN tile collection is any easy opportunity for people to go green.
Tiles Made From 65-100% Recycled Materials
Our eco-friendly tiles offer a more sustainable tile alternative because they are made from 65-100% recycled materials. Utilizing upcycled post-consumer materials allows us to diminish the amount of natural resources we consume and the impact that consumption has on the environment.
Our PaperStone tiles are created from recycled paper and a non-petroleum resin. Specifically, this series has 90-percent recycled melamine and 100-percent recycled phenolic saturated papers. PaperStone products are also certified recycled by the Rainforest Alliance to the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) standards.
Our Terrazzo tiles leverage one of the world’s original recycled materials: terrazzo. The Polar Ice Terrazzo and Crystallized Terrazzo products contain 65-66% post-consumer recycled material.
Green Manufacturing Partners
We partner with suppliers who share our commitment to the environment. Working with like-minded companies is vital to creating a healthier ecosystem by reducing the amount of natural resources we consume.
PaperStone manufactures our entire suite of PaperStone products. We love working with PaperStone because their versatile, sustainable building material is sourced and manufactured in an environmentally responsible manner.
Our recycled Terrazzo products are manufactured by a member of the U.S. Green Building Council who is equally committed to producing environmentally responsible building supplies.
Made in the USA
We are proud to offer recycled tiles are 100% made-in-the-USA and domestically produced.
Out on the West Coast, our headquarters can be found in San Diego, California. Further north, our PaperStone products are manufactured in Washington. Any raw materials and recycled materials used to create PaperStone are sourced directly from the United States. And on the East Coast, you’ll find our Terrazzo manufacturer in Florida.
Working with green manufacturers local to the U.S. allows us to curb our environmental impact. This regional network of manufacturers and suppliers diminishes our energy consumption and emissions, while also creating more domestic labor opportunities.
Sustainable Building & LEED Qualifications
Because our eco-friendly tiles are made from recycled materials and sustainably produced, these materials may qualify for LEED points.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most commonly used green building rating system in the world. A LEED certification symbolizes achievement in sustainability and leadership.
Looking into LEED for your next sustainable building project? Learn more about LEED qualifications with the following resource materials:
- LEED Rating System
- Guide to LEED Certification
- Value of LEED Certification
- Trend Q Sustainability Information
- Product Evaluation Form for Trend Q
- Recycling Rates in the United States
We also have additional LEED information for our recycled tile materials:
Participation in Local Recycling Programs
Recycling is not only a cornerstone of our sustainable tiles it is also a key component of our production process.
We recycle all metals, glass, and plastics through the city of San Diego’s recycling program. In addition, we print as little as possible by utilizing electronic files.
All cardboard generated by our production is used in our shipping department, as well as the cardboard of two adjoining businesses.
From our materials to our packaging, the environment is our concern through every step of production.
Corporate Social Responsibility at LIVDEN
LIVDEN is all about community. We are constantly reexamining our community relationships and the ways in which we can best serve those communities.
Our commitment to corporate social responsibility starts with our employees.
We offer full benefits and livable wages to every member of our team. We harness the power of a team-based work model to promote shared values of environmental consciousness and shared responsibility.
We are also a female-founded, female-led, and female-run company. We seek to uphold diversity at all levels of our organization and are committed to providing our employees with the resources and opportunities they need for growth.
LIVDEN: Green Tiles with Style
We know that sometimes it can be hard to find beautiful, quality products that are sustainably produced. At LIVDEN, we have solved that problem for you. With our eco-friendly tiles, you can pick a sustainable tile option that highlights your individual style.