These days it seems like not even your home provides relief from the toxins, pollen and chemicals of the outside world. Tile is a proven favorite for healthy living. Not only is it a great choice for your home, but it is a sustainable choice in building material as well. Here are several reasons why tile is the healthy choice for your family.
Tile Is Hypoallergenic
As a sufferer of asthma or allergies, you know that allergens find their way inside your home and make you sick. Why not combat the problem and start replacing problem surfaces with tile? Tile doesn’t harbor dust mites, mold or bacteria like many other surfaces, so it decreases the amount of allergens in your home and you can breathe a bit easier. At Tiles Unlimited, we’re seeing a trend of homeowners installing tile, often wood-look tile, in bedrooms and living rooms as they eschew carpeting.
Tile Has Low VOCs
VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, are organic chemicals that evaporate at a very low temperature—room temperature. That means that the chemicals get out into the air and can significantly decrease your indoor air quality. VOC emissions have been linked to many health problems including “sick building syndrome.”
Tile is finished in a kiln at extremely high temperatures and has zero VOCs. The temperature is far too great to leave behind anything that might get into the air at room temperature. You can also get grout and adhesives with no VOCs and have a surface that will contribute to your indoor air quality rather than take away from it.
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Many Tile Manufacturers Use Recycled Material
Tile manufacturing is a highly sustainable process. There is very little waste when it comes to making tile. It is highly recyclable. Even new tiles can contain pre- and post-consumer recycled materials. In fact, many of Tile Unlimited’s products contain pre-consumer recycled materials.
Tile Can Be Cleaned With Chemical-Free Products
A simple glazed ceramic tile is one of the cleanest and easiest to clean surfaces available. That’s mostly because it is a hard, smooth surface that doesn’t trap dust and contaminants like softer surfaces.
It’s pretty easy to clean tile. Sometimes all you need is warm water. Even when you need to give your floors a deep clean, harsh chemicals are not necessary. Tiles Unlimited carries specific products to clean tile such as Fila Neutral cleaner. That’s one less danger to your health and the health of your family.
Tile Has a Long Life Span
Properly installed tile floors can last up to 50 years or more. You’ll probably want to replace your tile for cosmetic reasons long before you need to replace it for wear and tear. Even when accidents happen, you can simply replace the affected tiles rather than the whole floor.
As you continue to make healthy choices for your family, consider tile. It’s a good option for your floors, walls and backsplashes that proves your lifelong commitment to your family’s well-being.
The design experts at Tiles Unlimited stand ready to assist you in putting together environmentally friendly tile project. Don’t forget to download your coupon to save up to $600 on tile before you visit.