Tiles (ceramics) are made from natural raw materials such as clay, feldspar, sand and inorganic pigments. Clay that has been fired will never turn into clay again, but this tile can be fully reused at the end of use in Mosa’s own process or in a process elsewhere. This ensures a circular product. To make the process more sustainable, Mosa, in collaboration with Claytec and Ekoplus, is conducting research into biobased adhesive clay, investigating how the tile can be loosened without damage and can be processed as a clean product. Releasability and application of non-damaging bonds is still a major task in construction.
Tiles (ceramics) are made from natural raw materials such as clay, feldspar, sand and inorganic pigments.
The tile is baked at a temperature around 1200 degrees celcius.
These design tiles can be placed on the floor as well as on the wall. They are compatible for floors that are being walked on a lot and for spaces with a lot of water like bathrooms. They are also suitable for terraces or a facade.
This tile is C2C Gold version 3.0 certified. This means, among other things, that the product consists of safe raw materials and that no toxic substances evaporate during use.
Mosa is on its way to C2C Gold version 4.0, for which ‘design for disassembly’ is a requirement: how can we fix our tiles in such a way that they can also be easily removed from a building? This is possible, for example, with technical solutions such as click systems, adhesives, but also with the biobased adhesive clay (clay glue). The advantage of biobased adhesive clay is that the tile could come out of a building clean and is therefore immediately suitable for reuse. Tiles were traditionally laid in loam and was a common technique. Clay is therefore a rapidly renewable material that is very durable compared to the traditional tile adhesives that are currently used.
Detachability is still one of the biggest challenges in construction. Mosa, in collaboration with Claytec and Ekoplus, is investigating how they can apply clay bonding to their tile products.