Industrial minerals are at the basis of any construction. Clays, sand, feldspar, kaolin, and other minerals are basic to all construction materials, from bricks to tiles, and from cement to limes and plastics.
Apart from the basic structure, industrial minerals also intervene in all the other parts of the building, as a constituent, or during their manufacturing. Examples are endless. Polymer window frames include copious amounts of minerals, while glass is 100% made of minerals. All ceramic compounds of a house, i.e. tiles, tubing, sanitaryware, etc. are made of minerals. Even the wallpaper, paints and
carpet lining all contain significant amounts of industrial minerals.