The many benefits of ceramic tile are the reason discerning builders choose it for their projects. When the eco-friendly characteristics of ceramic tile are factored in, for building green, ceramic tile is an obvious choice.
The life cycle of ceramic tile
Ceramic tile is one of the longest lasting products on the flooring market. Unlike laminate, vinyl, and carpet, it does not have to be replaced. Installed ceramic tile lasts a lifetime.Ceramic tile promotes quality indoor air
With good reason, quality indoor air is a concern. Volatile organic compounds referred to as VOCs, contribute to a variety of health problems. They can cause something known as sick building syndrome. The extremely high temperatures in the kilns that fire ceramic tile prevent volatile organics from being released into the air. Grouts and adhesives that are low, or have no VOCs are available.Ceramic tile manufacturers are conscious of the environment
The factories reuse materials and water. Only a negligible amount of scrap is sent to landfills. Wastewater is sent to treatment facilities.Ceramic tile is regionally available
Ceramic tile products are made from local raw materials that are readily available. Other flooring choices must have products shipped from thousands of miles away to reach the consumer. Being regionally available reduces the air emissions and energy associated with the shipment of products from the factory.Ceramic tile is hypoallergenic
Bacteria, germs, mold and dust mites find ceramic tile to be inhospitable. People suffering from asthma and allergies have replaced carpet with ceramic tile.Ceramic tile is low maintenance
Only warm water is needed to clean ceramic tile. The need for cleaners and chemicals is eliminated.Ceramic tile is the most economical flooring
Over the life of a floor, ceramic tile costs less annually than other types of flooring. Ceramic tile costs under $0.40 per sq.ft. per year. Other flooring is significantly more expensive, because it has a shorter life expectancy. At Watkins Floor Covering, we offer consulting services, expert guidance, and professional ceramic tile installation. See all of the shapes, patterns, textures, and colors of ceramic tile that are available when you visit either our Hampstead or Jacksonville, NC showroom. We have been advising customers from Swansboro, Sneads Ferry, Richlands, Maysville, and Jacksonville about ceramic tile for approximately 20 years.