Alusid launches Principle with Topps Tiles

Alusid is proud to be partnering with Topps Tiles in launching our first product available for retail customers. Available in a unique range of 4 colours and a single traditonal brick slip format. The Principle range was inspired by the tiles in the former Principal Hotel in Manchester. 

The tiles are made on industry-standard mass production equipment from a minimum of 91 per cent recycled industrial waste, one of the highest levels in the global tile industry. Available nationwide and online 

The industrial waste used includes tile dust, tableware production sludge, glass and ceramics and much of this has no other use and is sent to landfill. Using recycled material also means fewer raw materials, such as clay, feldspar and quartz, need to be mined. Each square metre of Principle tiling saves 8kg of waste from landfill and 14kg of raw material from extraction.

Because Alusid’s patented recipes and methods remove processing stages during manufacture, the Principle tiles are made using 23 per cent less gas during production than the processes used to make the equivalent type of tile.

Tim Tatlock, Buying Director Topps Tiles, said: “The Alusid-made Principle range combines high-quality and good looks with a level of recycled content among the highest in the industry. We believe they will prove popular with our customers. Backing innovative suppliers, such as Alusid, to support recycling and circularity, is an important part of our goals to achieve environmental leadership in the sector and our aim to be carbon neutral in 2030 with regards to scope 1 and 2 as set out in the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, 10 years ahead of targets set by the British Retail Consortium. This is only the start of our relationship with Alusid, and we look forward to developing new products with the company in the years to come.”