Dal-Tile and Laticrete donated materials to install tile in three Habitat homes, including this duplex in Escondido, Calif.

Dal-Tile recently donated a 12x12 floor tile and Laticrete donated thinset mortar and grout for three Habitat for Humanity homes in Escondido, Calif.

San Diego Habitat for Humanity tiled the entire first level and one additional bathroom in each of the three homes, which are part of a larger 11-home project in the Escondido community north of San Diego. The build was part of the national Habitat for Humanity Builders’ Blitz initiative, in which local builders sponsored homes and completed all of the work on their own.  

Tile Partners for Humanity (TPFH) represents the partnership of tile industry members working to support nonprofit partners like Habitat for Humanity and community outreach centers through donations of tile materials and labor. TPFH coordinated the donations on behalf of Habitat in San Diego County.

The donors included members of longtime TPFH supporters Tile Council of North America, Ceramic Tile Distributors Association and National Tile Contractors Association. Both Dal-Tile and Laticrete are members of all three organizations. Dal-Tile is also a national corporate sponsor of Habitat for Humanity.

“Habitat’s programs help those who need a ‘hand up’ to overcome the challenges they face with regard to decent, affordable housing," said Lori Holt Pfeiler, executive director of San Diego Habitat for Humanity. "Working alongside partners like Dal-Tile and Laticrete, we are able to offer hope by making homeownership a reality for families in Escondido, and throughout San Diego County.  We are so grateful for their generous support. ” 

Herb Miller, executive director of TPFH and its parent organization, Mountain Re-Source Center, thanked the tile industry for its ongoing support. “It’s only through generous donations from partners like Dal-Tile and Laticrete that we’re able to support the work of our nonprofit partners. These families in Escondido have beautiful floors—thank you so much.”

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