Eco-Friendly Tiles for Sustainable Home Design

All about Terra Tile’s Eco-friendly, low carbon footprint tiles

If you’re looking for a sustainable and eco-friendly flooring, roofing, or wall-tile option for your home, quarry tiles are an excellent choice. Quarry tiles are made from natural clay and are a versatile material that can be used for plenty of different design styles. You can read my blog about how to create these different styles with quarry tile here.  In this blog post, I’ll be going over what makes quarry tiles an eco-friendly and sustainable option for home design.

1. Natural and eco-friendly material

Quarry tiles are made from natural clay and do not contain any harmful chemicals, making them an eco-friendly material. Additionally, quarry tiles can be recycled, repurposed, or used as fill material at the end of their lifecycle.

2. Durable and long-lasting

Quarry tiles are extremely durable and can last for many years with proper care and maintenance. They’re resistant to water, fire, and insect damage, which means they will not need to be replaced as frequently as other types of flooring, minimizing long-term waste and energy used in production.

3. Energy efficient

Quarry tiles have natural insulation properties that can help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. With a low thermal conductivity, they don’t conduct heat well which helps them keep heat inside a room, and with their high heat capacity, they are able to absorb and retain heat for long periods of time. These properties make them perfect for energy efficiency on those cold winter days. But quarry tiles’ high thermal mass also allows them to retain less heat than your average tile and maintain a lower temperature if installed in a shaded area. This can also be very helpful in reducing your energy bills and making your home more energy-efficient. To further increase energy efficiency, you can pair quarry tiles with a radiant heating system.

4. Versatile

Quarry tiles come in a variety of colors, finishes, and sizes, making them a versatile material for home design. Terra Tile offers four shade variations and three different styles to choose from, and they can be used in a range of design styles from rustic to modern. They can also be installed in a variety of patterns and layouts to compliment your design.

5. Low maintenance

Quarry tiles are easy to clean and require minimal maintenance compared to other types of flooring. They can be swept or vacuumed regularly to keep them clean, and occasional mopping can remove any dirt or stains. This makes them a convenient option for those who want a sustainable material that is also low-maintenance. We also have a more in-depth blog about how to clean quarry tiles.

Quarry tiles have a long life-span, are energy-efficient in production and in function, are versatile, and require little maintenance making them a great, eco-friendly, sustainable tile option. If reducing your carbon footprint is as important to you as creating a beautiful and timeless design, Terra Tile quarry tiles are a great option to consider.

Lily Houlston

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