Dating as far back as the 8th century, tile has been a staple flooring choice for even our ancestors. Loved for its delicate details, dependable strength, and uncanny beauty, no wonder our predecessors choose this reliable material for their homes. Lucky for us, not only is it beautiful but ceramic tile is the healthy choice when it comes to flooring and wall finishes. Tile features various health benefits to create an environmentally-conscious space. To help homeowners learn about the numerous health benefits, we wanted to focus on three things that we believe sets tile apart from the rest:
Wave Goodbye to Allergens, VOCs, Formaldehyde, and PVC.
Tile is a hypoallergenic flooring choice, making it a perfect option for families who suffer from asthma or allergies. Due to its dust and pollutant-resistant properties, tile can be used in homes that need a “clean” break from chemically-induced floors.
Plus, tile is unable to hold common household allergens due to its impervious surface, which helps it not to grow bacteria, fungi, mold, or even house dust mites.
Say Hello to Sustainability.
Tile is considered the most environmental-friendly flooring choice available to consumers. It is created from a natural, sustainable material that focuses on energy-efficiency and recycling/reuse. Tile helps to moderate your home’s temperature during peak hours to build a more energy-efficient home. Plus, you can find many tile choices made from recycled materials to help re-purpose old materials, making tile an environmentally-conscious choice.
Welcome Safety without Sacrifices.
With tile, you do not have to sacrifice safety for style. Tile flooring has the added benefit of being just as beautiful as it is functional. Not to mention, it features slip-resistant and fire-resistant properties to help keep you and your loved ones safe. With various textures and finishes, you can create a slip-resistant shower or pool area to help keep your family safe. The fire resistant property means that tile is not a flammable material; therefore, if a fire were to break out, it does not produce smoke or burn toxic fumes.
Being a healthy flooring choice is not the only thing that tile has to offer. Be sure to check back for part two of our series where we will focus on tile’s easy maintenance and care. Thanks for reading.