The home is meant to keep you and your family safe and protected from the elements, but it can also help to keep you safe from sickness. But did you know that your choice of flooring can play a part in that role, as well? At the base of the home, floors undergo a lot of stress as well as exposure to plenty of wear-and-tear, not to mention dirt and bacteria. Here, we’re going to look at a few floors that can take all that pressure and do a little extra to help you maintain the health of the home.
This vinyl wood flooring is not only indistinguishable from the real thing, it’s built to be much more resilient and protected against the unhealthy elements that can build up in the home. For one, it’s waterproof, resistant to dents, and resistant to scratches. The antibacterial finish on top eliminates 99% of a harmful household bacteria, as well, making it perfect for kitchens and bathrooms, where heat and moisture usually lead to the easy spread of bacteria like MRSA and E.Coli.
Firmfit is also made entirely without phthalates, a family of chemicals regularly found in PVC plastic, solvents, and vinyls that have shown real potential to cause liver, kidney, and lung damage. It’s also free of VOCs, another are commonly found unhealthy constituents of other vinyl floors.
NovoCore is another luxury vinyl flooring option that’s much more resilient than the other products more commonly found. Another waterproof option, it’s also sun-proof. Regular luxury vinyl floors can fade away and break down under direct exposure to sunlight, which can release some of their more harmful components, like Volatile Organic Compounds into the air.
These VOCs can be very harmful to human health, causing eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, and nausea, as well as potentially damaging the liver and kidneys while inhaled. However, NovoCore is completely VOC-free, as well as completely phthalate-free, meaning it poses no such risks to you and your family.
Lastly, we have an easy-to-fit laminate flooring option that’s designed with 3D technology to not only look like wood but to feel like it as well. This is another waterproof flooring that’s highly durable, resistant to physical damage, and easy to install thanks to a simple click system that needs no glue.
Unlike other laminate flooring options, it’s 100% free of PVC, making it not only healthier for the family but healthier for the environment, as well. Its protective seal means it can be more easily wet-mopped and steam-mopped, so you can make sure that spills don’t have the chance to linger and seep into the material
It’s time to invest in a healthier home
When it comes to decorating a home that’s meant to be used by the whole family, you need to think beyond the obvious considerations like space and comfort. You need to think about how it will affect the long-term health of you and your children, as well. Hopefully, the examples above give you some ideas of what you should be looking for.