A few years ago, ceramic tile tiles were the norm in homes and offices.
Today, they’re considered outdated, inedible and sometimes even harmful.
That’s because ceramic tiles absorb carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, and emit methane, a potent greenhouse gas that can exacerbate climate change.
As a result, most ceramic tile roofs are made of a porous, porous-like material.
But new research has found that this porous material may have some other benefits.
In a new study, researchers at the University of Washington found that porous ceramic tiles reduce the amount of carbon dioxide that leaks into the atmosphere.
The researchers also found that the ceramic tiles were more efficient at absorbing and sequestering heat.
And while porous ceramic roofs may be more efficient in absorbing carbon dioxide than regular ceramic tiles, the researchers note that they’re still a good option for adding a bit of cooling to an existing or renovated space.