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 fibers 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 micrometers in diameter) are filtered or expelled by sneezing.
However, some smaller particles (typically between 2.5 and 10 micrometers, referred to as PM10 particles) always make their way into the windpipe and airways.
Carpet is a popular choice for commercial spaces because it helps absorb sound, creates a sense of warmth, and helps improve indoor air quality. In fact, Interface’s entryway carpet tiles can be your first line of defense by trapping even fine dust to prevent contaminants from entering your facility.
All Interface products have been designed to support the health and well-being of occupants in buildings where they’re installed. Consequently, they:
All Interface flooring and adhesives are third-party certified for low VOC emissions in compliance with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 01350 Standard. This is the standard used by certifications like Green Label Plus, GREENGUARD Gold and FloorScore, and it’s accepted by green building rating systems like LEED and WELL.