Ceramic Tile: The Key Element to Sustainable Building

Jul 1, 2021

Ceramic tiles have become a fundamental building and surface material for the development, and design of sustainable commercial and residential projects.

LaPlatera, Allure

Thanks to the many technological advances made in stoneware production, the  Spanish ceramic sector has made it possible to procure a new range of collections that are every bit as cost-effective and long-lasting as they are eco-friendly. Read on as we explore the immeasurable benefits of ceramics and find out what makes tile from Spain so durable, safe and hygienic.

Ventilated facades

Ceramic facades set the bar for sustainable standards very high. When installed properly, they create small pockets in the exterior face of a building or home, providing generous insulation that reduces the need for extensive heating and air condition use. 

The slight gaps in the facade create a unique form of ventilation, establishing a continuous flow of air that offers energy savings of 20-30% yearly in commercial settings.

Frontek, Iceberg+Canyon

Hygienic Surfaces

Unlike other surface coverings, ceramic tiles have low porosity thanks to their minimal absorption rates, guaranteeing impermeability. This gives it hypoallergenic properties that prevent the growth of bacteria. In addition, ceramic coatings are easy cleaning and don’t require harsh and abrasive chemical detergents.

Estilker, Puzzle

Enduring and Resistant Floors

Ceramic is a natural material made by firing clay at 1,200 degrees, so it is resistant to even the highest temperatures of any environment. This key design characteristic allows it to maintain its original composition, shape and size without warping.


Durable and Long Lasting Walls

Ceramic tiles do not alter with the passage of time. It endures against both natural and unnatural forces, presenting a high degree of resistance to treading and abrasion. One of the advantages of this hardness is the ease of maintenance, requiring no special polishing or treatment. Thanks to its durability, it does not need to be replaced, as opposed to other materials, further reducing additional expenses.

IberoCasainfinita, Artwood

Non-toxic Interiors

When a fire breaks out and the flames come in contact with a combustible surface that contains toxic substances, it can burn and cause the emission of harmful fumes. However, this is not the case with ceramic tile. They are fire-retardant, unlike many other materials used to cover floors and walls, Additionally, they are a natural material comprised of clay and water and do not emit any toxic fumes or substances when exposed to extreme temperatures.

AzulejosAlcor, Norway

Recyclable Designs

Ceramic tile is a solid material comprised of clean and recycled ingredients that go through a production processes with a very low environmental impact. They are one of the few eco-sustainable construction materials that are 100% recyclable from installation to renovation. This means they have an exponential life-cycle and can be installed, uninstalled, repurposed and reused in a limitless number of projects.

Vitacer, Forge

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