New design trends reveal that homeowners are increasingly seeking out materials that improve their wellness and enhance a home’s overall serenity. One popular home product at the forefront of that trend is tile. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health and wellness became a focus for homeowners, leading to greater interest in antimicrobial and non-allergenic tile.
Not only is it a hygienic option, but tile is also sustainable, durable, and—with the help of new printing technology—capable of adding an almost limitless range of fashionable finishes, colors, and designs. As a result, tile is becoming a stylish option for homeowners in 2023, Forbes reports.
“Tile’s hard surfaces do not permit odors, allergens, molds and bacteria,” observed Alena Capra, a South Florida-based interior designer and ambassador for this month’s Coverings ceramic tile industry expo. “Unlike many other materials, tile’s natural ingredients do not have harmful chemicals and irritants. There are no VOCs, formaldehyde, phthalates, organotins, allergens or plastic,” she noted in her emailed response to questions, citing elements that can harm health and indoor air quality in competing manufactured surface materials.