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.
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.
Carpet is a popular choice for offices because it helps absorb sound, improve indoor air quality, and create a sense of warmth.
All Interface carpet tiles are A+- GUI- and GUT-certified and all of our LVT products also have Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort Gold 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, Composure has received the Blue Angel certification. 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. GUI Gold-certified bio-based yarn, Conscient is a ground-breaking carpet tile captures ultra-fine dust particles, which can be harmful to our health, and keeps them out of our breathing zone