Designing for longevity is a key aspect of sustainability. What is it that enables structures to survive for hundreds of years, while others fail to last even a few decades? Durable materials that can stand the test of time without needing to be frequently replaced or repaired. By choosing such materials, we can contribute to a built environment that is healthy for its users as well as the environment.

Materials For Life: Why Longevity Is a Key Component of Sustainable Building examines the specification of building materials through the lens of sustainable longevity. First, we take a closer look at what sustainability means and the types of materials that fall within that framework. We also discuss why longevity is an important aspect of material selection. Finally, we consider the sustainability of common materials used for floor and wall applications, and why porcelain stoneware is considered one of the most sustainable finishes on the market.

Rocks On specialise in bespoke porcelain stoneware solutions for a range of complex residential and commercial projects, both interior and landscaping. This Australian-owned and operated company offers the latest advancements in porcelain tile and slab products, resulting in ranges that are sustainable, innovative and beautiful. Cotto D’Este and Atlas Concorde are two such companies that Rocks On work closely with that put the environment first when designing and manufacturing their tile products.

Download this whitepaper to learn why porcelain stoneware stands out as a prime example of a material that fits within the framework of sustainable longevity.


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