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Digital material passports - Mosa Classics Tide

Sustainability By Alex Mar Morales, Senior Sustainability Consultant – 31 October 2023

Collage of Classics Tide tile examples


Head and shoulders shot of Alex against a marble wall wearing glasses and a jumper

Alex Mar Morales

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Gilles Alvarenga

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This is part of the 'Unlocking sustainable designs through digital material passports' exhibited at The Summit — BE-ST Fest '23.

A wall tile series that combines vibrant warmth and textural appeal, typically associated with artisanal tiles, while keeping a contemporary look.

Mosa Classics Tide is characterised by an artisanal-style glazing technique. They hold a contemporary look and feel due to their straight edges yet mimics a hand pressed clay body. This allows the glaze to pool as it flows over the tile, resulting in lighter and darker shades across each tile. These various visual depths ensure lively and striking surfaces without repetition.

Mosa focuses intensively on sustainability in the sense of Cradle to Cradle Certified®. They reduce waste, save energy and focus on using pure raw materials. Mosa tiles help designers achieve positive scores for Dutch and international building labels such as BREEAM, DGNB, HQE, and LEED.


Product Name: Classic Tide Tiles

Product Site: Classics Tide > Products > Modular length (inch) (

Supplier Name: Mosa

Material Origin

  • Raw Material Sourced:
    Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Manufacture Site:
    Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Biogenic Content (i.e. natural material content/sequestered carbon info):
  • Recycled Content:

Embodied Carbon

  • Embodied Carbon Value:
    Upfront Embodied Carbon: 0.29 kgCO2e/m2

    Product Lifecycle Embodied Carbon: 0.29 kgCO2e/m2

    Life Span: 50 years

    Product EPD is available upon request

Circularity, to cover aspects like:

  • Takeback schemes:
    None specified, however, Mosa upcycle used tiles for new products
  • Reuse Potential:
    High reuse and repurpose potential and a low amount of adhesive are needed so can be easily disassembled at end of life
  • Warranties:
    Not Specified

Health & Wellbeing

  • Material Emissions:
    Minimal VOC Emissions (Third-party verified)
  • Material Content:
    Minimal VOC Content (Third-party verified)
  • Ingredient Transparency:
    Disclosed ingredients: clay, chalk, kaolin, recycled tiles, and pigments (Third-party verified)
  • Hazardous Materials:
    None found (Third-party verified)


  • Cradle-to-Cradle Gold
  • ISO14001 / 9001 Certified
  • FloorScore Certification

What is a digital material passport?

A material passport is a digital document listing all the materials that are included in a product or construction during its life cycle in order to facilitate circularity decisions in supply chain management at the end of the building life.

At Cundall, we want to create a passport for materials and products that will also provide information before its use, so designers and contractors have a better understanding of the materials and their impact on the embodied carbon and health well-being of a project, facilitating the inclusion of the best low carbon and healthy materials that align with their design.