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- Squeaky cleanOriginally Posted by ayushi123Very informative and useful post for Eco friendly flooring .Please tell me something more about anti-bacterial tiles.
What are Antibacterial Tiles?
Antibacterial tiles are tiles that, by nature, resist germs. The tiles, usually made from ceramic, have mineral particles such as titanium dioxide embedded in them. The mineral particles are naturally antibacterial and they can practically eliminate the main types of bacteria such as E. coli, Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, and Psuedomonas. As well as the antibacterial option, the tiles are able to clean the air, reducing indoor air pollution. They can also help to reduce odours in the air. Some antibacterial tiles will keep working without the need for any light while some use light to facilitate a process called photo catalysis.
Antibacterial Tiles Mean Less Cleaning
Due to the antibacterial nature of the tiles, you’ll be interested to know that the tiles actually have a self cleaning action. You will still have to use water or similar to mop off physical spills or particles f dirt but you will not have to use harsh floor cleaners or bleaches to kill germs, meaning that you’ll be exposing yourself and your family to fewer chemicals, improving your entire family’s health.
Options in Antibacterial Tiles
Antibacterial tiles are available in different neutral colours as well as a full range of colours, finishes and formats so they are ideal for use in any home or environment. They are laid in the same way as normal tiles are and can be used inside or outside the home. They are ideal in areas that need to be kept clean such as bathrooms, kitchens, aged care facilities, hospitals and so forth but they are useful even if you just want a cleaner family room for your children to play in.
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- The information display above is very informative and useful. I also want to install eco friendly floor in my house but i don't have proper guidance about it. Thanks for this information on eco friendly flooring materials.CommentQuote0Flag
- Here are few eco-friendly flooring ideas that you can install in your home:
Cork floorings are water-resistant. It has a natural feature of being dents and dings resistant.
Leather from old car seat covers and waste product from leather tanneries is recycled to make leather flooring options. Leather flooring provides sound insulation.
Reclaimed wood allows the modern houses to use heart pine, oak, hickory and chestnut for the construction of buildings.
Polyester (P.E.T) Berber carpet
Polyester (P.E.T) Berber carpet is made out of 100 per cent recycled bottle caps and tires. The carpet is stain resistant. The only glitch with this carpet is that it is prone to shading and crushing.
The linoleum flooring is durable. This material is made out of resin, wood flour (a wood industry by-product), ground limestone, linseed oil, cork flour, jute fiber and pigments. You can use it in the laundry room and bathrooms.
Glass tiles are made out of empty wine and beer bottles. These comes in different colors, patterns, styles and designs. These are perfect for increasing the aesthetics of the bathrooms.
Bamboo flooring looks similar to the wooden floor. It has good moisture resistance and is hard-wearing. Also, bamboo forest takes only four years to completely rejuvenate after harvest.
Rubber floors made from recycled tires are easy to clean, comfortable to stand and durable to use. These are ideal for laundry rooms.