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5 key benefits of hydrophilic coating for tiles

by on Mar.08, 2017, under Uncategorized

Imagine a kitchen tile that could clean itself or kitchen flooring that destroys bacteria and fungus! Hydrophilic coating of tiles (HT) is the technology in vogue that can accomplish such tasks. HT coating is the “in vogue” technology for kitchen tiles Singapore.

The HT coating is done by introducing a chemical called titanium dioxide into the ceramic tiles. Titanium has the capacity to destroy the dirt that tends to get absorbed in the tiles, when exposed to sunlight. Besides, since this chemical is not toxic and is relatively affordable, it is now extensively used to make self-cleaning materials.

Benefits of HT coating

There are many benefits of HT coating but here are five main ones:

1. Environment friendly: Hydrophilic coating is essentially eco-friendly because the chemical titanium dioxide is harmless and does not degrade into any other toxic substance in the long term.

2. Antibacterial effect: Ceramic tiles by themselves are antibacterial, in that they do not attract dirt or dust mites unlike other surfaces. When these tiles are HT coated, they actively kill microorganisms, including mould, bacteria and other mites. Extensive testing in laboratory conditions have shown that almost 99 % of the bacteria are destroyed on exposure to HT coated ceramic tiles.

3. Easy to clean: Hydrophilic actually translates into “love for water”. The ceramic tiles after being coated become hydrophilic. Unlike other tiles, the water droplets do not leave marks or stains on the tiles since all the water is absorbed into a very thin film on the tile. Excessive scrubbing and cleaning is not necessary because of this reason.

4. Eliminates unpleasant indoor odours: Hydrophilic coated ceramic tiles can double as room and air fresheners. When these tiles come into contact with pollutants in the air such as cigarette smoke, formaldehyde or nitric oxide, the HT coating converts them into safer substances. This improves the air quality and gets rid of unpleasant odours in the kitchen.

5. Cost effective: Titanium is a relatively inexpensive and easily available in nature. The rocks that contain titanium is found in most parts of the world. Not only that, HT coated tiles do not require as many cleaning agents or labour, both of which also can be expensive. Studies have shown that the consumption of detergents is cut down by half due to the HT coating

If you are looking to give your kitchen tiles in Singapore a makeover, think HT coated ceramic tiles!

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