Ceramic Tile Life Expectancy

  • What is the eTool reference for ceramic tile life expectancy? It seems its not possible to increase it from 30 years however there is a pub around the corner with ceramic tiles on external walls and it is over 100 years old!

    Hi Pat,

    I believe it is referencing industry averages from the dataset. Pretty amazing that those tiles survived all those years though and in a pub nonetheless!

    Are you trying to model an improved design or are you conducting a carbon footprinting study? I would say that if they’re already 100 years old, you could omit their embodied impacts in the study and only account for any repair/maintenance/replacement impacts (how likely will they survive another 100 years?).

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