Did you know? The floors you choose can impact the healthfulness of your home. From removing allergens to fighting bacterial growth, you might be surprised by the difference they can make. Here, we’ll briefly discuss how the right flooring can help promote better indoor air quality.
Microban: Antibacterial Carpet
Carpet has a reputation for being easy to stain and difficult to clean. We often see its fibers as the perfect breeding grounds for bacterial growth. While modern carpet has changed this, Microban Fibers take it a step further.
Microban is a rising name among leading antibacterial agents. It’s designed to sanitize against a variety of microbial, including pathogens, mold, bacteria, and viruses. It also acts as an odor-fighting agent.
Microban is also available as a carpet treatment. It’s applied during manufacturing so that the effects last the life of the carpet. While it’s still important to clean carpet regularly, Microban will keep them fresher between cleanings. Each selection in our Clean Home Destination is treated with Microban. Even better, all Clean Home carpet lines include SureBlok, a treatment that prevents stains and makes spills easier to clean. And, of course, it helps protect against odors, including those caused by pet accidents.
Porcelain Tile Flooring
The surface of porcelain tile is naturally hygienic. The surface creates an environment that prevents bacterial growth. It also resists odors caused by spills and pet accidents. Porcelain tends to be less porous than ceramic tile, making it easier to clean.
Microban carpet and porcelain tile are both easy to clean. Both are also designed to maintain their antibacterial properties through the life of the flooring even after years of regular cleaning. For Microban carpet, just remember to vacuum once per week and have your floors professionally cleaned every 18 months. For porcelain, mop with any cleaner specifically approved for porcelain tile weekly. That’s it! Easy maintenance, lasting cleanliness.
Floor Score Certified
There was a time when some hard surface floors released emissions after installation. Known as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), these emissions could degrade indoor air quality and even prove dangerous to some sensitive people. The FloorScore certification ensures that certified floors are free of VOCs, or contain levels so low that they will never compromise the health of your family.
Everyone is looking for more ways to keep their homes cleaner and germ-free. Of course, every home is also different. If you’re ready to make an informed choice, call your local CarpetsPlus COLORTILE retailer today!