Ceramic material does not alter or expand
There are flooring materials that do not alter or expand - provided the temperature remains constant. Ceramic material, on the other hand, does not contain plastic, does not alter or expand and remains stable.
Heat causes significant alterations to covering materials in the home, including changes in size and rippling on the surface. If, for example, we leave a candle or a plastic object exposed to the sun behind a closed window, they will suffer irreparable deformation when the temperature rises above certain levels. Ceramic material, on the other hand, is fired at 1200 decrees, so it is easily able to withstand the highest temperatures that can be reached in a room, without warpage and maintaining its original dimensions.
RESISTANT TO BACTERIA,
MOULD AND FUNGI
Ceramic material is a hostile environment for fungi, mould and bacteria
Some types of flooring are not conducive to the spread of bacteria, mould and fungi - provided you use the right products. Ceramic material, on the other hand, is a naturally hostile environment for the spread of bacteria, mould and fungi.
A healthy living environment is an essential factor for quality of life, and requires surfaces on which it is difficult for dirt to settle and become ingrained, or for which normal cleaning operations are quick and easy. The presence of bacteria, mould and fungi, which form in humid environments conducive to their development, can have a negative impact on health. Ceramic tiles can be cleaned quickly and effectively with normal household detergents, and their inert surface is not conducive to the spread of fungi, mould and bacteria.
RESISTANT TO SCRATCHES
Ceramic material is resistant to scratches and long-lasting
Some types of flooring will last - until they need replacing. Ceramic tiles, on the other hand, do not contain plastic and are long-lasting.
When you look at a floor against the light, you've probably often noticed marks, lines and little holes, perhaps caused by high heels or by shifting furniture, which cause irreversible damage to the surface and make it seem old and worn. And we're sure you've often thought that the only solution to this problem was to replace the flooring. None of this happens with ceramic material, which lasts longer than most others. More often than not, people replace ceramic flooring because they've discovered a type they prefer the look of, or one more in line with their living style.
RESISTANT TO FIRE
Ceramic material is fire resistant
Some types of flooring will survive fire - provided it's extinguished immediately. Ceramic flooring, on the other hand, does not contain plastic, which makes it fire-resistant. In our homes, fire is necessary for cooking and/or heating, but it's an element that always requires close attention when it spreads beyond where it's meant to be, such as the hob or the fireplace. The surrounding areas are tiled with ceramic material for safety reasons, because one of its characteristics is that it does not burn. Tiling the backsplash behind the hob or the floor around the fireplace with ceramic material protects the surface from boiling-hot pots and pans, spillage of hot liquids or sparks.
Ceramic material does not give off toxic fumes
Some types of flooring do not give off acid, corrosive and toxic fumes - provided a fire doesn't break out. Ceramic material, on the other hand, does not contain plastic and does not give off toxic fumes.
When a fire breaks out and the flames come into contact with a combustible surface that contains toxic substances, the surface can burn and give off harmful fumes, which develop in contact with heat. Ceramic tiles are fire-resistant, and do not pose such a risk, unlike many other materials used for floor and wall coverings.
Ceramic material is recyclable
Some types of flooring are recyclable - provided you separate the layers they're made up of, one by one. Ceramic material, on the other hand, does not contain plastic, does not have layers, and can be recycled.
Recycling materials by taking them to the dedicated areas where they can be given a new life is an impelling necessity in our society, which uses too many raw materials and often disposes of products in the environment.
Ceramic material is inert, and is composed of natural elements, such as clay and water, so it can easily be recycled and reintroduced into the production cycle.
Ceramic material is stable and hygienic
Professionally installed ceramic tiles guarantee stability and hygiene, for floor and wall coverings that are both beautiful and durable.
When properly installed with the appropriate adhesives, they can be securely fixed to the base below. It might sound like a minor detail, but there are many important aspects behind this, including economic aspects: a properly installed floor is stabled and reduces the risk of tripping; it is long-lasting and does not rise or warp, so its beauty remains unchanged over the years and it does not require frequent replacement.