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Improving Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality has never been more important

In a recent survey of 2,800 global office workers Tarkett asked employees how they felt about going back to work after the pandemic, and found that indoor air quality has now become the top concern.

This concern is not unfounded. A recent Harvard University study from April 2020 has found that even small increases in long-term exposure to fine dust and particles in the air can increase the risk of serious complications from COVID-19.

What’s even more alarming is that indoor air quality can be 2 to 5 times more polluted with invisible particles than outdoor air, as there is a risk that the particles keep on circulating until they are inhaled by someone.

In a recent article from JLL, the property developer shared that prospective employees are not just looking for a cultural fit anymore, but they are reviewing the buildings they will be working in and the air they will be breathing. According to the article, we are now entering a “health-first” era – and everyone will have to play their part.

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How can you improve indoor air quality?

There are actions that can be taken to reduce the number of invisible particles that circulate in the air, where they are inhaled by yourself and your colleagues, potentially causing damage to your health.

DESSO AirMaster has been installed in workplace environments over the past 10 years, and has continuously proved to be at least 8 times (in some tests up to 20 times) more effective than smooth flooring at capturing and retaining airborne particles. Furthermore, the DESSO AirMaster is at least 4 times better than your standard carpet at retaining fine dust and invisible particles.

Impressively, it is the world’s first product to be awarded the GUI Gold Plus label, the highest possible accreditation granted by Germany’s leading independent air quality testing organisation (GUI).

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What happens with the particles?

Not only is DESSO AirMaster better at capturing harmful particles floating around in the air, it is also better at releasing them into the vacuum cleaner during regular cleaning. 

At least 80% of the captured dust is released when the carpet is being vacuumed – 16% more than regular carpets – which means that the particles are gone by the end of the day and you can come back to the office in the morning to a healthier environment.

As good for the environment as it is for your health

At Tarkett, we have been taking action to improve our impact on the environment for decades.  All AirMaster ranges come with our Cradle to Cradle Gold certified EcoBase backing as standard, and in 2019 we launched our latest innovation – AirMaster Gold.  This product is truly a marvel when it comes to sustainability and human health, and has been certified Cradle to Cradle Gold. 

Now we could stop there, but we don’t. With our ReStart programme, we can collect your carpet tiles when it is time for them to be replaced, sending them to our recycling facility. Here the yarn is separated from the backing and both components are reengineered in order to be used again. This process enables us to move towards a fully circular economy.

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Is DESSO AirMaster the right solution for you?

Whilst improving the indoor air quality of your workplace environment can help benefit the health of both yourself and your colleagues, there are many more reasons as to why you might want to consider DESSO AirMaster.

Read the full brochure through the link below, or discuss with one of our specialists on how you can improve the air quality for you and your colleagues. 

DISCUSS WITH ONE OF OUR SPECIALISTS HOW YOU CAN IMPROVE THE AIR QUALITY FOR YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES