Indoor Air Quality

Studies have shown that people spend up to 90% of the day indoors. As a result, indoor pollution levels can be 100 times higher than outdoor levels. These studies drive manufacturers such as Interface to develop new solutions designed to improve indoor air quality in the built environment.

The dust in offices is made up of particles from various sources, including soil, pollen, hair, clothing fibres and dead skin cells. When someone inhales, dust in the air enters the nose, at which point most of the larger particles (bigger than 10 micrometres in diameter) are filtered, or are expelled by sneezing.

However, some smaller particles (typically between 2.5 and 10 micrometres, referred to as PM10 particles) always make their way into the windpipe and airways.

The benefits of our flooring

Carpet is a popular choice for offices because it helps absorb sound, improve indoor air quality, and create a sense of warmth.
All Interface products have been designed to improve the health and well-being of occupants in buildings where they are fitted.

Consequently, they:
  • Have a high ability to capture and retain even fine dust
  • Have low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions
  • Are suitable for people who suffer from allergies due to product components

  • All Interface carpet tiles are A+- GUI- and GUT-certified and all of our LVT products also have Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort Gold certification.
     

    Composure receives Blue Angel certification

    The Blauer Engel (Blue Angel) is a benchmark certification for products which guarantee to have an eco-responsible design, as well as optimal indoor air quality.

    Our global bestseller, Composure, has received the Blue Angel certification with its Graphlex and CircuitBac Green backings. Composure has been proven to have low emissions and odour, low pollutant and no negative impact on well-being in the living environment.

    Go further with Barricade and Conscient

    Studies show that 80% of dirt makes its way into a building through the entrance. High-performance flooring can help prevent 90% of this dirt going any further. The Barricade Collection has been designed to improve indoor air quality by trapping fine particles thanks to its GUI Gold yarn. It therefore helps to protect interiors from dirt, reduce maintenance costs, and extend the life of your flooring.

    With its GUI Gold-certified bio-based yarn, Conscient is the greenest product sold by Interface. This ground-breaking carpet tile captures ultra-fine dust particles, which can be harmful to our health, and keeps them out of our breathing zone. Conscient has also received Cradle to Cradle Gold certification and is beautifully designed with care and precision, in styles inspired by natural elements.

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