American building regulations
Mosa tiles exceed the ANSI A137.1 standard for both ceramic wall tiles and porcelain floor tiles. Thanks to their low moisture absorption, our Ultragres floor tiles bear the Certified Porcelain Tile hallmark from the Porcelain Tile Certification Agency (PTCA) and were tested in accordance with ASTM C373 with a moisture absorption rate of 0.5% or less. The anti-slip properties of our tiles were tested by TCNA in accordance with ANSI A137.1, Section 9.6.1 and were deemed suitable for all applications that are expected to meet specific slip-resistance requirements.
European building regulations
Mosa tiles are manufactured and tested in accordance with EN 14411 and meet the CE marking requirements outlined by the European Construction Products Regulation (CPR). Based on their intended use, declarations of performance have been drafted and made available for our indoor wall tiles and our indoor and outdoor floor tiles, containing information about their key properties.
European building regulations: additional approvals by country
Mosa Ultragres floor tiles are NL-BSB certified (Building Materials Decree) according to assessment guideline BRL52230 (certificate number IKB1578) This means, among other things, that Mosa Ultragres tiles comply with all the environmental specifications of the Dutch Soil Quality Decree and are also suitable for outdoor use, including on façades.
Mosa wall and floor tiles are KOMO certified (Organization for the Certification of Building Materials, certificate number IKB1466) according to BRL1010 and therefore comply with the higher standards for dimensional stability and flatness in terms of EN14411, appendix G. This means that Mosa tiles also comply with the standards set for the materials used according to URL35-101, chapter 4, for the purpose of obtaining the KOMO process certificate for the application of tiles (BRL1017).
The anti-slip properties of Mosa floor tiles are tested in accordance with the British Standard BS 7976 (pendulum test). Mosa floor tiles are generally categorized as having a low slip risk (pendulum value of 36 or more).
Mosa floor tiles are tested and certified using the slope method for application in spaces for which stringent slip resistance requirements apply (DIN51097 for barefoot areas, DIN51130 for footwear areas). Our floor tiles are also tested for skid resistance in accordance with the GMG200 method (dynamic friction coefficient). Test certificates are available upon request.
Having obtained a UPEC certificate, Mosa meets the requirements for using construction materials at French non-residential sites, such as shopping centres, airports, and railway stations. The UPEC certificate is a voluntary certificate from the CSTB for construction materials, with a specific focus on products and product locations. Specific requirements are set for wear, durability, and chemical resistance in addition to the standards set by EN 14411.
Cradle to Cradle
Sustainability is a top priority when developing new products, responsible production processes, and optimum working conditions. Mosa was the first ceramic tile company in the world to receive Cradle to Cradle® Silver certification for its entire tile collection.
LCA and EPD
Mosa had an externally validated lifecycle analysis (LCA) conducted in accordance with the European Standard EN 15804, which highlights the sustainable nature of our tiles. On the basis of this analysis, Mosa was granted an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its wall and floor tiles.
Mosa has employed an ISO 14001-compliant environmental management structure since 2007 and received ISO 14001 certification for this in 2008.
National product databases and integration with sustainable building labels
The results of the LCA as shown in our EPD have been included in several sustainable product databases, such as the Nationale Milieudatabase (the Netherlands), DGNB Navigator (Germany), and FDES (France). This makes it possible to test Mosa's positive contribution to sustainable buildings against various international methods for assessing the sustainability of a building, such as LEED, BREEAM, DGNB (Germany), and HQE (France).
Quality and safety
Mosa tiles are made using advanced production methods and high quality raw materials. This allows Mosa to guarantee the quality of its tiles. Mosa has made several material safety data sheets available to ensure the processor's safety during production.
Quality and safety are top priorities at Mosa. The Quality, Health, Safety and Environment policy (QHSE policy) describes how the policy with regards to quality, health, safety and the environment was determined and is being implemented. This QHSE Policy will be assessed yearly.
Quality management is a top priority at Mosa. Mosa is therefore certified in accordance with the international standard for quality management systems. ISO 9001 is used to help Mosa meet the requirements set by its customers, the laws and regulations governing products, and the requirements of the organisation itself.