Go Green: Tiles Are Earth Friendly
Is green the new black in home and commercial building architecture? Surely it is a resounding “yes” as more building developers and homeowners are considering the factors of sustainability and energy-saving when it comes to construction of a building or living space and subsequently living in one. Most parts of the world have become more environmentally aware, thus more builders and homeowners are demanding for “green” products.
When it comes to flooring, wall coverings, kitchen islands, tabletops, or backsplashes, tiles are considered to be one of the most earth-friendly materials. Not only does it look exceptional when used, but it’s also a great way to ensure that the environment remains green for generations to come.
So what are the benefits of using the “green” tile that makes one an eco-activist? Here are the fundamentals:
Tiles are made mostly from clay – material that is abundantly found on earth and are easy to mine and manufacture. This reduces fuel consumption and manufacturing tiles does not consume any precious resources.
Tiles are long-lasting and have an average lifespan of at least 10 to 50 years. They outlast any other floor or wall coverings, unlike other materials that go into landfills after 5 years. Due to this fact, tiles add value to any living space.
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are gases emitted from certain solids or liquids that include a variety of chemicals that may have short and long-term adverse health effects. Tiles don’t emit any VOCs and are a great healthy alternative to other flooring products and are perfect for allergy sufferers.
Tiles are easy to clean and maintain. Soap and water are sufficient and by not using harsh cleaners or chemicals, we help protect our health and environment.
Tiles are long-term options and when the costs of purchasing and installing them are spread over the years, they are the least expensive long-term flooring option. The amount of money saved can be invested in making the world a friendlier place.
If going green sounds like it’s for you, do consider tiles today when building or renovating your home or commercial space. By purchasing or using tiles, you are doing your part to protect the environment for future generations.
Niro Ceramic Group’s tiles are certified with Green Label by the Singapore Environment Council.