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Ceramics Impose Their Rules

When renovating or remodeling a house, there are multiple variables to consider. One of the most important is the quality of materials which crucial to ensure durability, and safety. This can also have an affect on the re-sale value of your home.

 

Spanish ceramics, compared to other materials, offers the perfect combination of quality and versatility, without losing the aesthetic that will make them unique. So, why are ceramics the best material for any home?

 

It’s Natural

The raw material that composes a ceramic tile comes from the earth (clay) that, together with water and fire, makes this material a natural product. Ceramic is a sustainable material with a very long life cycle and has a minimal affect on the environment.

L’Àtic Vernacle. Proyecto: El Fabricante de Esferas. Mención Interiorismo XIV Premios Cerámica. Fotografía: Milena Villalba

Durable and resistant

An indisputable advantage offered by ceramic tiles compared to other materials is its durability. It is a material resistant to the passage of time, wear and weather changes. In addition, it maintains its color and qualities over the years, which is not the case with many other flooring options. For all this, it is the number one choice when it comes to exteriors and interiors, swimming pools, kitchens and bathrooms.

 

Azuliber, Ambre Gris (65×65 cm)

Porcelanosa, Bottega Acero (120×120 cm)

Walkable and Non-slip

Thanks to the effort in research, development and innovation, the Spanish ceramic brands have managed to optimize the technical properties of the tile without altering the aesthetic appearance. The recent advances in ceramic pavers have resulted in the introduction of non-slip tiles ideal for high traffic areas as well as in showers and swimming pools.

 

Azulev, Brooklyn Perla (75×75 cm)

Navarti, Lington (45×90 cm)

Anti-Allergenic and Aseptic

Because of its antibacterial properties and waterproof characteristics, ceramic has become the best material for covering floors and walls. It prevents the growth of bacteria, does not transmit odors and does not contain allergens. Likewise, it does not emit volatile organic compounds (known as VOCs). In addition, its capacity as an electrical insulator avoids static electricity and the capture of dust in suspension, contributing to the well-being of the home.

 

Cerámica Gómez – Oneker, Pared: Zante Blanco Cuadros, Zante Beige (45×120 cm). Suelo: Tropic Roble (14×89 cm)

Does Not Contain Plastics

Ceramic is a PVC-free material, so it does not emit toxic substances neither for people nor for the environment. It is an extremely sustainable material and does not contain any formaldehyde, which in turn creates a healthy environment for those inhabting it.

 

It’s Fireproof

Another key quality of ceramics is its resistance to fire. This is another reason why its use is recommended in kitchens and living rooms. Ceramic floors and coatings do not burn, increasing security in the home.

 

Easy to maintain

The cleaning of pavement and ceramic coatings is very simple and requires less effort than you would need to devote to other materials. This is thanks to its impermeability and the ability to resist any type of contamination. Surfaces can simply be cleaned with your favorite household cleaner. 

 

Bestile, Gauguin (120×120 cm)

Land Porcelánico, Garoe (20×120 cm)

Versatile

Ceramic materials can be used in a wide variety of spaces, both indoors and outdoors, either to renovate floors and walls or to cover decorative elements or furniture, such as cabinets, tables, bookcases, headboards. In addition, the infinite formats, colors, finishes and sizes, the many possible combinations make any interior design project tangible with ceramic.

 

Vives Cerámica, Resort – Nikoi (120×120 cm)