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Floors can play a surprising role in determining your home’s air quality. Some floors promote healthier air, while others can actually make it worse. In this post, we’ll discuss just how healthy porcelain tiles can be for your home.

Porcelain: the Easiest Hard Surface Flooring to Clean

Some porcelain tile floors have a smooth (rather than porous) surface. This makes cleaning a breeze; simply use a cleaner approved for porcelain tile. There are plenty on the market, and you won’t need the most expensive option to properly clean your tile. This makes it even easier to keep your tile healthy and germ-free.

Porcelain Tile Flooring is Naturally Hygienic

The hard, smooth surface of porcelain tile creates a hostile environment for bacterial growth. This is great since tile is often installed in kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas prone to extra bacterial exposure.

Some of the porcelain tile floors offered by our retailers also feature the industry-leading Microban antimicrobial treatment built into each tile. This offers even more protection against microorganisms.

Porcelain Tiles are Free From Volatile Organic Compounds

Another reason porcelain makes healthy tiles: it’s completely free of volatile organic compounds. VOCs are construction materials and projects used in some types of flooring can are unhealthy to humans and pets. They have a nasty habit of making allergy symptoms worse.

But it’s more serious than allergies. Repeated exposure over time can damage critical systems and organs. Eventually, some VOCs can even cause cancer.

Porcelain tile is completely free of formaldehyde, one of the most common and harmful VOC compounds found in some modern floors. It’s also free of PVC and doesn’t release emissions into your home’s air.

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Porcelain is one of the most healthy tile options you’ll find, but it may not be the best choice for every home. If you’re ready to make an informed choice for your family, visit the experts at your local CarpetsPlus COLORTILE retailer today!