THE NATIONAL TILE DAY – FEBRUARY 23, 2018
National Tile Day privileged to a evergreen element of architecture and design. Around the world, tile plays a multiple roles, focusing on its durability and flexibility in the editorial below. From the unpretentious to the sublime, tile
National Tile Day privileged to a evergreen element of architecture and design. Around the world, tile plays a multiple roles, focusing on its durability and flexibility in the editorial below. From the unpretentious to the sublime, tile proves to be one of the most substantial building materials.
Why to select tile?
1. DURABLE AND SUSTAINABLE
Ceramic is older and stronger it has been used in buildings since the ninth century BC. A long and reliable material results in a lower consumption of resources in the long term, and a lesser environmental impact. In comparison to carpet, vinyl, or laminate flooring which have to be replaced periodically, properly installed tile will last a lifetime.
2. IT’S STRONG
Ceramic tile is highly and resistant to weathering, as it’s strong and not affected by exposure coming from water, fire and even ultraviolet radiation. Tile is environment friendly it does not release any toxic substances when exposed to high temperatures, which is one of the heavy risk involved in the event of fire. Due to the use of natural minerals fired at temperatures over 2300 degrees F, ceramic tile will never fade and is not affected by UV rays.
3. IT’S RESOURCEFUL
Ceramic tile is a multifaceted element be used on horizontal or vertical surfaces, flat or curved, indoors or outdoors, in moist or dry areas. It can be reflective in the surfaces to provide lighting, or have materials and specifications to colors that absorb radiation to control the temperature naturally. The resourcefulness of tile makes it an utmost choice for flooring and wall coverings in commercial and residential projects.
4.IT’S Budget friendly
Despite of the increasing demand of expensive tiles and organic materials, ceramic tile requires little maintenance to keep clean and in healthy condition. This is done through using procedures and materials that have a low cost line and little environmental impact, reducing maintenance costs over its lifespan sustainability. Tile is also highly scratch-resistant and simple to clean.
5. IT’S Big energy component
The substances that make up ceramic tile – compressed raw materials like sand, clay, and glass – are all easily reused, and as they perform to be renewable resources, create a low natural or environmental impact. Tile has its quality of reducing the amount of energy needed for heating and cooling because of its exceptional thermal mass.
6. IT’S Safe
As tile is fired in kilns to extremely high temperatures, there are no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the finished product that can be released into the air we breathe. VOCs contribute to a wide variety of health impacts and are a important cause of “sick building syndrome.” In addition, there are adhesives and grouts available that contain zero, or very low VOCs.