Many people know that wood floors are green in terms of upping property value while remaining environmentally friendly. But did you know that wood floors are good for your health?
A recent Hardwood Flooring Magazine article cited that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that wood floors are hypoallergenic. For anyone belonging to the 30% of allergen sufferers this is great news. It turns out that “wood floors do not harbor microorganisms or pesticides tracked in from outdoors as other flooring options can. They also minimize the accumulation of dust, mold, and animal dander, which improves overall indoor air quality.”
Less Carbon Dioxide and Cleaner Air
And that’s not all. The wood floors that are crafted from our forests store the carbon dioxide they absorb as trees for the remainder of their lives. Once the trees are harvested they do not release the carbon dioxide back into the environment, but maintain it in the fibers of the wood. And while Carlisle continues its practices of sustainable forestry we’re also ensuring there’s more trees and clean air for generations to come.
Non-VOC Finishes – Practical and Safe
Lastly, when paired with non-VOC finishes, like the Naturals Collections, wood floors are a practical and safe flooring option for any family. VOC, or volatile organic compounds, are found in many finish products and when emitted have been known to cause headaches, nausea, sore throat, etc. While the country strives towards regulating suggested safety standards, such as the California Air Resources Board has done already, it is reassuring to know there are safe products on the market already.
So whether you want to call wood floors healthy for their hypoallergenic qualities, their fight against the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, or their environmentally nontoxic finishes, you can have peace of mind when investing in a Carlisle floor. As the single largest area of space that your family will walk, play, live and stand on – doesn’t it make sense to invest in a durable floor that will give you the reassurance you need that your family is in good hands?
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