When it comes to choosing flooring for your home, there are many options available, but none compare to tiles in terms of sustainability and safety. Tiles are a popular choice for flooring because they are durable, long-lasting, and easy to maintain. In this post, we explore why tiles are the most sustainable and safe flooring for the whole house and why they last the test of time.
Tiles are a sustainable choice for flooring because they are made from natural materials like clay and sand, which are abundant and renewable. Most tiles are manufactured using energy-efficient processes that minimise waste and reduce environmental impact. Additionally, tiles have a long lifespan, which means they don't need to be replaced frequently, reducing the amount of waste generated. If you’d like to read more on sustainable flooring, click HERE >>>
Tiles are also an energy-efficient choice for flooring because they can help regulate the temperature in your home, in New Zeland this is called ‘Thermal Mass’. During hot weather, tiles can keep your home cool, reducing the need for air conditioning, and during cold weather, tiles can retain heat, reducing the need for heating. Read more on Thermal Mass HERE >>>
Tiles are also a safe choice for flooring because they are non-toxic and do not emit harmful chemicals like volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can negatively impact indoor air quality. Tiles are also slip-resistant, which reduces the risk of accidents and injuiries, especially in areas like bathrooms and kitchens where spills are common. Many of our ranges have various finish options for tiling inside to external areas and these are rated to ensure all NZ safety and code requirements for slip-resistance are met. View more information on our website HERE >>>
Internationally, tiles have been proven to have the best lifecycle cost so a sound investment in your home.
Tiles have been used for flooring for thousands of years, and for a good reason. They are incredibly durable and can withstand the wear and tear of daily use. Unlike other types of flooring, such as carpet or vinyl, tiles don't need to be replaced frequently, saving you money and reducing waste. With proper care and maintenance, tiles can last for decades or even centuries, making them a smart long-term investment for your home. Read more HERE >>>
Tiles are the most sustainable and safe flooring for the whole house. They are made from natural materials, are non-toxic, slip-resistant, and have a long lifespan, making them an excellent choice for homeowners who prioritise sustainability, safety, and longevity.
Additionally, tiles come in a wide variety of styles, colours, and textures, making it easy to find a design that fits your personal taste and design preferences. If you are looking for a durable, eco-friendly, and beautiful flooring option for your home, consider tiles. If you're looking to renovate, it's important to also note that tiles are also the preferred acceptable solution by councils in NZ in accordance with our Building Code, E3/AS1. Choosing tiles for your floors in all wet areas therefore, including kitchens, means a streamlined and easy process during council consent than other types of flooring like timber and LVT which are no longer immediately accepted. They are robust as discussed above and are the only flooring that will withstand damage during incidence of flooding or water spillage.
In summary, tiles are the obvious choice - they will last the test of time and provide you with many years of comfort, style, and peace of mind.
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