Wood Floors Improve Indoor Air Quality
Wood Floors Better For Folks With Allergies
A analysis of wood flooring conducted by the University of Wisconsin supports that wood floors improve indoor air quality.
The study compared five different floor coverings in regard to four substances considered to be harmful to the atmosphere:
- carbon dioxide
- nitrogen oxide
- particulate matter
All these substances contribute to atmospheric warming and human respiratory ailments.
The results of the study show that wood floors improve indoor air quality because they have no emissions for methane, nitrogen oxide and other particulates, and minimal emissions for carbon dioxide.
Wood floors also have the added benefit of not harboring allergens, microorganisms or harmful pesticides that can be tracked in from outdoors. In addition, dust, mold and animal dander contamination is minimal in homes with wood floors, which can significantly improve indoor air quality.
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