Ceramic Tiles

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Leader: Guliban, Joy Ann P.

Members: Dionela, Mary Dawn C.

Frivaldo, Ma. Floriza Janyn V.

Gabay, Karen M.

Laplana, Allan

Pugal, Joyce Lyka Mae


This research study aim to produced tiles out of powdered  (Perna viridis), also known as the Philippine green mussel or Tahong and Styrofoam.

A premium gasoline was used to dissolve Styrofoam. Powdered oyster shells and dissolved Styrofoam were mixed to the following rations; 2:1, 3:1 and 4:1. The mixture’s were poured into the prepared 4x4x1/4 inches molders and left for air-drying. The dried powdered oyster shell and dissolved Styrofoam tiles were removed from its corresponding molders for durability and water absorption test.

Three trails were conducted for durability and water absorption test. Results showed that the experimental tile does not absorb any amount of water which is the same as that of commercial tiles.

The researcher concluded that powdered mussel shells and dissolved Styrofoam can be a good tiles in terms of durability and water resistant.


Building commercial and residential infrastructures in our country is fast growing. One of the building materials is ceramic tile that is used as floorings in bathrooms, dining area, function halls, etc. Because of this, there is a demand of ceramic tiles and its industry is booming.

On the other hand, every year, various solid wastes in our country have been a great problem to our government. One example is the shells of (Perna viridis), also known as the Philippine green mussel found near the seashores. It...