Here’s an interesting article found on Builder Online, about a new line of hardwood floors that can improve the air quality of your home! Now you have a good reason to renovate your house or build a new one!
“A new line of hardwood flooring can actually improve the indoor air quality of a home, according to its manufacturer.
Pure Genius flooring from Canada-based Lauzon is activated by natural or artificial light and the movement of air to continuously break down airborne toxins and create a constant supply of fresh indoor air. Studies show that the air in rooms installed with Pure Genius is up to 85 percent cleaner than spaces without the flooring, the firm says.
New technology breaks down airborne toxins for healthier indoor air.
The flooring is formulated with a patented titanium dioxide technology that decomposes bacteria, viruses, and mold, and reduces potential carcinogens by constantly transforming toxic airborne particles into harmless water and carbon dioxide molecules, according to the company. After 30 days, rooms installed with Pure Genius flooring have been shown to have a formaldehyde level of only 5 parts per billion (ppb), compared with 16 to 32 ppb found in a typical home. The product also helps reduce household odors such as cigarette smoke, pet urine, and lingering cooking smells, the firm says.”
Read more on Builder Online here >>