For thousands of years, constructors and architects have consciously selected ceramic tiles for their building purposes and other such civil projects. These tiles offer many benefits. Ceramic tiles are debatably one of the most environmentally-friendly products one can choose for doing up the flooring. Tiles have been a standard “ground” for homes all across the planet for centuries but these days, more and more people are using them for decoration purposes and adding a splash of colour and texture to a room.
With constant innovation and technology we now refer to the “ceramic” tile as porcelain stone-ware.
Rather than being used just for in-house flooring, bathrooms and porch, interior design trends have allowed people to take their creativity a notch higher and place porcelain floor tiles in other rooms such as kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms.
Eco-friendly compounds are one of the most significant and rapidly growing trends in the field of interior designing. Suppose you choose to go for a ‘greener’ option when it comes to your house’s flooring. In that case, you’ll be doing your gracious bit in ensuring a greener, more ecologically sound future for our planet, as these types of elements are more sustainable when compared with artificial and chemically manufactured tiles. Porcelain wall and floor tiles are probably one of the best green alternatives out there in this industry.
As mentioned above, porcelain tiles are one of the most promising, durable and long-lasting tile options to incorporate into your homes.
When you do not replace porcelain tiles frequently like you do for carpets, they tend last longer and its’ longevity lessens the money, time, and other resources spent. You can save a lot on manufacturing, transportation, installation, demolition and disposal requirements. Together, each one of these resources contributes to the protection of our climate and natural landscape.
Tile Living’s Ceramica D’Imola is manufactured in Italy according to International Environmental Standards. Ceramica D’Imola’s priority is to ensure that management and employees are “ecologically aware” in carrying out their everyday activities.
The low environmental impact production processes ensure:
- Substantial reduction in atmospheric emission. Every day the equivalent of 11 tons of petrol (enough to go four times around the world in your car) is saved thanks to various cogeneration systems used.
- The water used in the work process is wholly recovered every day, reducing waste to zero.
- Everyday 98% of the waste produced by Ceramica d’Imola’s industrial activities and offices is recovered and reconverted for other uses (percentage certificated by Certiquality, Ref. Standard ISO 14001)
- Almost the whole of the electrical energy used is produced in-house with the help of modern cogeneration systems.
- Raw materials and resources do not contain cancerogenic or toxic substances and that is not harmful to workers
Porcelain and ceramic tiles do not gather volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or other contaminants. These Volatile Organic Compounds contribute to many health issues and are a significant cause of ‘sick building syndrome.’ Since porcelain and ceramic tiles are fired in kilns to very high temperatures, there are no volatile organics that would release into the air that we breathe.