We’d love to answer your questions. Due to the high demand for our products, it might take a while to get back to you. Is your question one of the following?
BioBasedTiles® have been added to the SundaHus Material Data system with an A-rating. SundaHus Material Data is the market leader for environmentally conscious material choices in the construction and property markets in Sweden.
BioBasedTiles® are also listed in the Nordic Swan Ecolabel’s Building Materials Database.
The Building Materials Database, shared with all Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), is used by building producers to find products that are accepted by Nordic Ecolabelling. Read more.
Right now, the production of BioBasedTiles doesn’t allow for custom shapes. Efforts are focused on the serial production of tiles in different sizes. Visit the product pages of the Salt and Pepper BioBasedTiles to find out which shapes and sizes are available.
The short answer is no. Not yet.
The factory that will produce the BioBasedTile on a large scale is located in Denmark. The Biomason EPD team is working closely together with the engineers in Denmark to calculate the environmental profile of the actual product made over here.
To prevent the circulation of multiple EPDs of the BioBasedTiles, we will be waiting for the new publication which represents the commercial product we are selling.
Instead of Portland cement, we use Biocement® to bind loose sand and rock. Portland cement is a calcium-silicate hydrate material that originally comes from liberating carbon from limestone through intensive heating, emitting carbon dioxide as a byproduct.
Biocement® is a reversal of this process, where carbon and calcium are combined to produce a biologically formed limestone material. This means that high heat and fossil fuels are not required in the process, and BioBasedTiles use carbon as a building block, just like nature!
The size of the BioBasedTiles does not change from the time it is formed in production. During production, they increase in density. The “growing” happens as biologically produced calcium carbonate forms bridges between the aggregate grains, strengthening the unit from within. BioBasedTiles do not warp during production.
The BioBasedTile, both the Honed and the Polished texture, have an R12 rating with a PTV and SRV rating beyond 50. These products are suitable for wet commercial areas such as swimming pools, showers and kitchens. With the BioBasedTile there is a low risk of slipping.
The product has an organic content of less than 1% and is therefore classified as class A1 in accordance with EN 13501-1 and Delegated regulation 2016/364, EN 13501-1
StoneCycling is not responsible for sealant selection or sealant application instructions. Please test the desired sealer before full application to ensure proper results. Follow all manufacturer instructions for application and re-application.
Download a list of approved sealants, including Biomason testing results and environmental information from our website.
Pleasenote that the recommendations in this document are based on Biomason’s internal testing of the listed categories, and are ranked subjectively based on our findings. This is not meant to be a fully comprehensive list of all possible sealants; it is a list of sealants that we have tested.
Biomason makes no claim over which sealant is “best” for your desired application.
The primary component of traditional concrete is Portland cement. Portland cement is manufactured from crushed limestone (calcium carbonate). There are two main stages in the manufacturing of portland cement.
The first stage, calcination, requires heating limestone to temperatures greater than 800 degrees Celsius (~1,500 F), resulting in calcium oxide and carbon dioxide gas.
The second stage, clinker formation, combines calcium oxide with silicates at furnace temperatures greater than 1,300 degrees Celsius (~2,400 F).
Manufacturing 1 KG of Portland cement releases approximately 1 KG of carbon dioxide into the environment. Half of this comes from the calcination of the limestone, and the other half from the combustion of fossil fuels necessary to achieve the required kiln temperatures. Additional atmospheric byproducts of portland cement production include dioxin, NOx, SO₂, and particulates.
The final material consists of approximately 85% natural aggregate, and 15% biologically grown limestone.
Naturally occurring bacteria are used to produce BioBasedTiles, a non-modified bacteria described as a wild-type strain. The non-pathogenic strain was isolated from a species commonly found in global natural environments.
These bacteria typically create cemented materials over hundreds or thousands of years, but the Biocement® process enables them to do the same work in days.
Bacteria are everywhere in the world around us. Generally speaking, they need two things to survive: nutrients and moisture. BioBasedTiles do retain trace bacteria from the growth process. However, these exist in a dormant state and require conditions beyond those commonly found in the built environment to become active.
It takes less than 72 hours for our BioBasedTiles to reach full cure strength, and this is continuously improving through Biomason’s rapid research and development. As a note—traditional concrete can take up to 28 days to cure!
Currently, we offer BioBasedTiles in different colours, sizes and finishes that can be applied as flooring, wall cladding and facades. Visit our products page to find out more.
No. Throughout the years, our partner Biomason® developed their Biocement® that we use for the BioBasedTiles. The process relies on bacteria for the growth of cement rather than burning fuels for calcination resulting in a lighter, stronger, and thinner material.
We deliver our products to Europe (including the United Kingdom) and North America.
Deliveries to Asia, South America, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand don’t fit our current sustainable approach. We want to work with regional waste streams on all continents in the future, so stay tuned for the latest updates!
This depends on the product you choose and the quantity of the order. In general, delivery takes 26+ weeks. This can go up to a year for projects exceeding 1000 m².
This depends on the type of product you are looking for. Based on the information communicated in the sample request form, we’ll prepare a brick proposal for you, send samples, get into the specifics of your project and confirm the order, start production, and deliver on-site.
During and after the construction of your project, we’ll connect a few times to see how things are going. Get in touch with questions you might still have, or read more about the process of our custom-made service.
Our WasteBasedBricks® are produced per project according to traditional production methods and with attention to quality and aesthetics. Because we look for the best solution for each project with the client, a set price isn’t possible. All prices depend on the product type, shape, size and quantity of your order.
In general, the price of our WasteBasedBrick® starts at € 120,- per m². The cost of our WastedbasedSlips® begin at € 70 per m² and for the BioBasedTile®, prices begin at € 65 per m². These indications are exclusive of VAT + transport.
Not at the moment. Currently, we work mainly business-to-business and handle all sales ourselves. This way, we are certain you get all the complete information on time. We only produce our building materials on a project basis.