Why Tile has some great advice and information regarding the health and safety benefits of porcelain and ceramic floor tiles and wall tiles.
Here are some great reasons produced by Why Tile showing why tile may be the healthiest flooring and wall option for your home.
Made from natural ingredients and free from toxic chemicals, tile makes your home healthy from the floor up.
Use tile in your home and avoid exposure to harmful contaminants found in other surfaces.
A hypoallergenic flooring option, tile is naturally inert and resistant to dust and other harmful pollutants that are known to cause a variety of health problems.
Concerned about allergies and asthma? Tile is a great choice whether you’re remodeling or starting from scratch. Unlike other surfaces, tile is both hard and impervious, meaning it’s inhospitable to dust mites, bacteria, fungi, mold and other irritants.
Since tile is manufactured at temperatures that reach up to 2500 degrees F, it’s inherently inorganic, emitting zero VOCs. VOCs – emitted by virtually all other types of flooring – are harmful gases that can cause headaches, nausea, and nose, eye and throat irritation. VOC emissions are also a leading cause of “sick building syndrome.”
Since tiles are solid, they don’t contain the binders common to other surfaces – binders like formaldehyde, often found in products containing medium-density fiber board, plywood and particle board. Why is formaldehyde a problem? It is known to lead to an increased incidence of asthma, particularly in children and the elderly – to the point that it has been federally restricted under the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act.
Tile flooring is also free from PVC, a resin commonly used in other surfaces to improve mechanical flexibility and heat stability. PVC contains phthalates and organotin, both regularly a subject of concern and discussion among health experts.
Tile flooring provides uncompromising safety without sacrificing style.
Nerang Tiles is a multi award winnign tile store with thousands of quality floor tiles and wall tiles on display at its Gold Coast tile showroom.
Visit in store to see the complete range of floor tiles and wall tiles and to take advantage of the expert design team.
Made from natural ingredients and free from toxic chemicals, ceramic tile makes your home healthy from the floor up.
Tiles are a dense and solid product. This means that they do not require any additional additives known as binders (common in other flooring products). Binders like formaldehyde and plastics are added to improve flexibility or strength of other flooring products. Formaldehyde for example, is a known contributor to increasing asthma. It is so bad that it has been federally restricted in the USA by the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act.
Tile has zero PVC. PVC contains phthalates and organotin, both regularly a subject of concern and discussion among health experts. Many flooring products are now producing innovative new vinyl and other flooring options with no PVC which is a great move forward. Tile has never contained such elements.
Nerang Tiles is an award winning tile showroom on the Gold Coast with thousands of floor tiles and wall tiles on display. Visit in store to see the full range of floor tiles and wall tiles and to take advantage of the expert design team.