We provide and install Tile
How is Tile Eco-Friendly?
Tile is made out of a hard-wearing material from natural stone to ceramic, to metal. Tiles are used for a wide range of purposes, such as; floors, walls, tabletops, etc. Tiles for home owners mean wall and floor covering.
However, what does make tile eco-friendly? Tile manufacturing process date as early as 8000BC, since then the production of ceramic tile has grown exponentially. This material is no biodegradable (reason why archeologists continue founding pieces of ancient ceramic) and our landfills are overwhelmed with it. So, by reclaiming and making a new tile out of the old tile we help considerably in the cleaning of our landfills.
One ceramic that is common and a bit valuable for reclaiming proposes is porcelain, but because of the expensiveness of the recycling process not all manufacturers use recycling content in their products. However, all of the tiles that you’ll find at our showroom are sustainable in one way or another. We work with companies that do their best in their manufacturing processes (fabrication, transportation and distribution) in order to bring an eco-conscious product to you.
We invite you to watch this video and to watch the process of making recycled ceramic tiles; we hope you’ll enjoy it:
Tiles have always been a favorite for bathrooms and kitchens. The main reason is that tiles are waterproof and easy to clean; only warm water can make your tile shine again.
However, tiles are not limited only to kitchens and bathrooms. Their hypoallergenic qualities (inhospitable to dust mites, mold, germs, and bacteria), fade resistance, frost resistance, durability, and enhanced traction makes it a perfect choice for outdoors projects such as patios or balconies. Tiles also have a low probability of chipping or breaking because of its resistance to impact and abrasion; nevertheless, if any damage occurs single tiles can be easily replaced.
Tiles come in so many types of materials from natural stone to porcelain that they have their unique pros and cons, such as wear or stain issues (respectively). However, the technological advance of our tiles manufacturers is so great that some tile products are made of one material but with the appearance of another; an example is porcelain tile with the look and feel of natural stone.
Tiles are also cold to the touch and don’t offer the best of feelings for a barefoot; however, we gladly install heat underlayment underneath the tile, which makes it extremely agreeable and comfortable to the touch and can also help to the warming of your home.
To see all of those materials and more we suggested you to come to our showroom. You can also click on the links below of some of our suppliers.
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Florida Tile’s mission is to become the most recognized and valuable domestic brand in the mid to high-end segment of the tile and stone market. Our goal is to recognize the needs of the market and offer the best products and value for every category and every channel. http://www.floridatile.com/
Mirage has always been committed to carry out projects in line with sustainable building criteria. The company has channelled further investments for product research and development with the aim of complying whit european and international environmental parameters. http://www.mirage.it/en/homepage/
The Iris-group leads the flooring industry in innovative design and technology research around the globe and consists of Iris Ceramica and Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti (FMG). Iris US, a new division of Iris Ceramica, was established in December 2004, as an American division to deliver US made products to the flooring industry and to promote Iris-group products throughout the nation. http://www.irisus.com/
Founded in 1986, Crossville® is America’s choice for quality porcelain tile, metal accents and glass mosaics. Family owned and operated, it’s our value system – green thinking, quality products, family first – that sets us apart from other tile manufacturers and makes us… uniquely Crossville® http://www.crossvilleinc.com/
Ergon was first created in 1991 as the Emilceramica Group’s technical catalogue, introducing solid porcelain stoneware into the Group’s product range. Introduction onto the market of this typology, recognised as technologically advanced and the characteristics of which were an improvement over the competition’s products, enabled Ergon to grow rapidly in terms of both sales figures and credibility. http://www.ergontile.it/en/