As we craft inspired homes that we can enjoy with our loved ones for years, it’s equally important to select eco-friendly flooring materials that will contribute to a healthy home with premium air quality. The importance of indoor air quality cannot be undervalued in how it relates to the health of our family, especially important if you have family members who suffer from asthma and allergy symptoms.
An easy-to-clean home where you can effectively remove particles and destroy as many harmful pollutants as possible is the ultimate objective. Your flooring choice can make a significant difference in achieving this goal! When you explore what kind of floors are best for allergies, you will find that genuine Hearthwood Hardwood floors are a great first step in working towards a healthy home since they present a solid surface that you can clean effectively.
So why are hardwoods better for people with allergies? Unlike with carpet where harmful pollutants get trapped in the fibers, each Hearthwood plank is finished with WetWorx™ Splatter and Spill Guard which makes cleaning a breeze and prevents spills from absorbing into the wood where bacteria can grow. A compromised carpet and carpet pad can experience mildew and mold growth that will negatively impact your indoor air quality. Simply clean your Hearthwood floors at least 1-2 times a week with Swiffer® WetJet Wood™ Mopping System and your surfaces are shining and sanitized!
Many homeowners may not even realize the detriment that poor indoor air quality can cause: Repeated exposure to pollutants can cause irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue, and lead to long-term illnesses such as respiratory diseases, heart disease, and cancer. Every Hearthwood plank meets rigorous third-party indoor air quality standards to achieve Indoor Advantage Gold Certification. In fact, Hearthwood planks are third-party verified for EPA TSCA Title VI and CARB compliance, even in states with the most stringent emission restrictions.
In addition to Hearthwood’s environmentally responsible manufacturing practices that minimize carbon footprint and make sure every part of the tree is used, only adhesives that contain no added formaldehyde are used in plank construction. Many finishes are actually made from water and non-toxic UV stains! Created exclusively from sustainable, renewing US timber that is grown within the framework of the Responsible Procurement Program, you can feel good about bringing verified eco-friendly flooring options like Hearthwood floors home to your family.
Studies have also shown that fostering a strong connection to nature inside the rooms that we live and work can help us relax and relieve stress. Thus, you can design rooms with the stunning natural beauty and authentic characteristics of Hearthwood hardwoods to enhance a calm mental state in your home. Also, the premium Aluminum Oxide Polyurethane finish will protect your floors from scratches, scuffs, and wear, so you don’t have to worry about activity in the home.
Just like our physical health, our mental health is extremely important to our lives, and achieving peace of mind in your home will help you and your family feel your absolute best!