Healthy living and building using HT-coated tiles
As we spend 90% of our lives indoors (source: Sentinel Haus Institut 2014), it is important to be able to rely on a healthy living environment. Practically the entire range of ChromaPlural features HT (Hydrophilic Tile), thereby making a key contribution to healthy living environments.
■ HT impedes the growth of fungus, bacteria and other micro-organisms
■ HT facilitates cleaning of the surface
■ HT decomposes pollutants and odours
in indoor areas And all of this simply through the effects of light! Commitments to energy-efficient buildings have led to increasingly dense building shells in the past few years preventing odours and pollutants from dissipating outwards. While planning and designing interior areas, the aim is therefore to avoid substances which are harmful to health and make intelligent selections with regard to the materials used indoors. But building materials are not the only culprits when it comes to indoor air pollution. Floor coverings, installation materials and furniture can also be responsible for increasing concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in hermetically sealed buildings. Architects and planners can counteract these side effects using HT.