3rd Party Testing
Home Innovations Research Labs (HI) conducted studies to determine the durability of Six3Tile as a tile alternative as well a time-savings study of Six3Tile vs. ceramic tile. These studies were conducted in HI’s laboratory in Upper Marlboro, MD. Six3Tile is proud to share the results.
HI conducted a battery of testing including stain resistance, accelerated weathering, hot/cold cycling, water resistance and continuous water spray. Six3Tile passed all testing.
HI mocked up a kitchen and shower to see if any time could be saved when using Six3Tile vs ceramic tile using experienced ceramic tile crews. The results will surprise you!
Home Innovation Research Labs (Home Innovation) was founded in 1964 as a wholly‐owned, independent subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Our bylaw stated mission is to promote innovation in building products, and we do that through an integrated suite of third‐party services under one roof. Our facility was designed specifically to bring together our physical testing capabilities and market research know‐how. It allows us to offer an experience and depth of understanding of your products, and your markets, that you won’t find in one place anywhere else. With over 55 years of experience and our status as an ISO accredited third‐party test lab, inspection agency and certification body, we maintain the highest standards of experience and objectivity to provide our clients the market research and engineering data they need to make sound business decisions.
Our staff is made up of mechanical, structural, and electrical engineers; planners; economists; architects; former builders, remodelers, and contractors; lab technicians; and market research experts. Combined, they possess a comprehensive depth of knowledge and experience in all facets of market analysis and building science research and testing.