All ceramic tile is made of a host of natural materials — sand, talc, clay and lime, to name a few. However making tile requires a great deal of energy. To improve tile’s green appeal, some new ceramic tile is being made from recycled, post-industrial and post-consumer glass, such as car windshields and glass bottles. Ceramics are heavy and hard to ship. This is one occasion when buying locally really makes a huge difference because it requires so much less transportation energy.
Green Benefits of Ceramic Tile:
- Some contain recycled content
- Durable and long-lasting
- Low to no VOCs
- Easily maintained