The environmental credentials of tiles

No matter what size your project, The Tile Association points out that professional high-quality tiling will add a beautiful, long-lasting and eco-friendly finish to your installation.

Tiled finishes provide a hygienic environment for many years and allow thorough cleaning without any deterioration of appearance, preventing the build-up of allergenic material. Inherently, ceramic tile is inhospitable to dust mites, mould, germs and bacteria and is often a desirable surface covering for people with allergies or asthma.

With no smell once fully cured, and with a neutral pollution impact, tiles really do create a cleaner environment.

There are also a number of ways in which tiled finishes contribute to the energy efficiency of a building. The use of tile can help lower a building’s energy footprint, reduce operational costs and serve as a valuable strategy in meeting energy consumption reduction targets specified by green building standards and rating systems.

By their very nature, tile products have exceptional thermal mass. The incorporation of heavy and dense ceramic and cement-based materials into floor, wall, and ceiling installations allows for the storing and slow release of heat.

The Tile Association has strict membership criteria which makes a TTA retailer, contractor or fixer a good starting point for professional help on your project. Visit the TTA website to check any service and support available to you and/or the membership benefits.

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