Ceramic Tiles: A Healthy Choice for a Healthy Planet

OM Prakash
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Ceramic Tiles Design

The world is now becoming more sustainable and eco-friendlier to save the planet from being destroyed, whether it is putting a stop to using single-use plastics or as essential as avoiding transport for distances that can be covered by walking to reduce your carbon footprint.

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So, when it comes to home renovation projects, especially on a large scale, why not do that with your choice of materials for your flooring? A project as massive as tiling would take an enormous toll on the environment, so choosing ceramic tile is an environmentally better option.

The most significant benefit of ceramic tiles is that they are made from naturally occurring materials and have the upper hand over the other flooring options.

Different Types of Ceramic Tiles

Formaldehyde-free

Some wood products contain formaldehyde. Formaldehyde can irritate your health in a way that causes asthma and other respiratory disorders, but ceramic tile does not contain formaldehyde.

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Polyvinyl chloride is a resin used in some vinyl flooring and is regularly a concern among health experts and builders. Ceramic tiles are free of PVC.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Volatile organic compounds found in some building materials cause health concerns called sick building syndrome. Ceramic tiles are produced at extremely high temperatures making an inorganic material with zero VOCs.

Healthy Cleaning

Maintaining a ceramic tile is very easy as compared to other flooring options. Let’s have a look at how to clean ceramic tiles.

Antimicrobial

Ceramic tiles are relatively antimicrobial in a way that they can suppress and destroy harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, mould, and fungi.

Stain-resistant

Ceramic Tiles are stain resistant and are not easily stained. Even if they do, you must clean them with a mop and a mild surface cleaning solution.

Scratch-resistant

Ceramic tiles can survive scratches, dents, scrapes and even cuts. It is also more hygienic since the dirt doesn’t get collected in the crevices.

Healthy Planet

Ceramic tiles are comparatively more environmentally-friendly. It has the lowest life cycle cost; it is made with naturally occurring materials and is also very energy-efficient. In fact, as per the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), ceramic tiles have the lowest carbon footprint, including the lowest global warming potential and the lowest fossil fuel resource depletion.

If you think about the environment and want to make sustainable choices in your life, including when it comes to your home’s flooring, ceramic tiles are your go-to.

They are readily available, cheaper, and come in various designs and patterns that will fill the void of other flooring materials. It will drastically impact the environment and help you make healthier and more sustainable choices.

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