Sustainable Solutions Since 2008
Founded in 2008, TufTile® began with a single product marketed under the Tuf-Tite® brand. Today, TufTile has grown to a 200,000 square foot, ISO9001 certified facility located in Lake Zurich, Illinois. Our modern and highly automated manufacturing equipment, in-house powder coating system, on-site warehouse and distribution center allow for any size order that is ready to ship.
We are a company that set out to think differently, with a focus on innovation, quality, and customer service. With more than 75 years of combined experience, out team’s extensive knowledge in detectable warning tiles set us apart from the competition.
TufTile® leads the way in innovative product solutions for our customers. Our team of industry experts and engineers continually pursue new ways to advance product performance and improve installation for contactors.
In 2018, TufTile® introduced the first replaceable cast iron tile to the market. The unique flat-back design of the product minimizes trapped air between the tile and the concrete.
TufTile® kicked off 2019 with the launch of the only ADA-compliant galvanized steel detectable warning tile. With the durability of cast iron and half the weight, galvanized steel provides long-term durability for heavy pedestrian traffic with fast installation and shipping efficiencies.
Later that same year, TufTile executed the extensive install of a state-of-the-art electrostatic powder coating system. The advanced technique of this highly automated system results in a corrosion resistant finish with long-term durability that resists cracking, fading, and peeling.
Innovation is the foundation that drives how we think, create, and deliver. We strategically adapt to changing market needs to provide the best portfolio of products that exceed our customers’ needs.
TufTile® is dedicated to producing the highest quality product under our roof. We adhere to federal compliance standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Throughout the product manufacturing process, our quality team conducts a range of QC checks including tile flatness, weights, and dome spacing. The in-house mold maintenance and repair shop minimizes downtime and ensures the rigorous specifications we set for our products are being met. Our powder coating system is subject to continuous quality checks during the coating process, including coating thickness, sheen, and color matching. Post-production quality tests confirm bonding and adhesion. TufTile® powder coating delivers a superior finish that withstands over 5k PSI and exceeds ASTM standards for UV stability
We are deeply committed to supporting our customers from the first conversation to post-installation support with an expert sales team, technical support, on-site assistance, and a guarantee for every tile purchased. Our supply chain capabilities provide our customers with seamless on-time deliveries, any size order, and custom colors with MOQ. At TufTile®, we are committed to a strategy of success for our customers. We recognize the importance of developing new products and processes that do it better, faster and with results that last long term.
What motivates us at TufTile®? It’s our commitment to produce high-quality products and exceed customer expectations. Our in-house electrostatic powder coating system allows for precision quality control, reduced lead times, and greater productivity. The fully automated pretreatment process with zirconium rinse ensures superior bonding, while the powder coating system delivers a uniform color build with a corrosion-resistant finish that will not chip, peel, or fade. A high transfer efficiency rate means low paint material waste and low air emissions, with no solvents or VOC. At TufTile®, every step we take is done to empower our customers to succeed in their business objectives by providing industry-leading innovation and high-quality products and services in ADA detectable warning tiles.
Our Environmental Mission
In everything we do, TufTile® is committed to environmental responsibility as an integral part of our operations. Across processes and facilities, it is our policy to ensure environmental integrity of initiatives both large and small. We employ procedures specifically designed to minimize production waste and implement resource conservation.
Our in-house highly automated powder coating equipment delivers a uniform color build with solvents or VOCs, and low paint waste that is reclaimed and reused.
At TufTile’s manufacturing facility, we recycle and reuse 99% of our production waste.
All packaging used for TufTile® products is made form at least 80% post-industrial or post-consumer waste material. In-bound packaging waste is sent to recycling facilities.
Other Green Features
- Motion sensitive lighting installed throughout our facility saves electricity.
- Large fans in our warehouse move air, reducing heating and cooling costs.
- Production restarts are staggered at non-peak times to minimize energy surges.
- Storm water from non-permeable surfaces is redirected to a wet-land retention area.
- Production “chiller” water is cleaned and recirculated.
TufTile’s manufacturing facility is located in Lake Zurich, IL, and the use of TufTile® products within 500 miles of this location may be able to claim LEED MR Credit 5.1: Regional Materials: Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally.
Across manufacturing and corporate practices, TufTile® promotes the participation in and training of environmental practices among our employees and suppliers with the intent of establishing goals to reduce these impacts each year.