Post COVID-19 Hygiene is going to continue to be a massive focus. Choosing floors that sustain a hygienic environment ensures the health and safety of everyone is taken care of.
In this article, we explain the factors that affect the hygiene of your floors.
Cleaning your Floors
Cleaning will obviously have a major role in maintaining the hygiene of your floors.
It is important to remember that no matter what flooring product you choose, cleaning regularly will still have the greatest impact on hygiene.
Products like timber or tile floors can be cleaned easily by mopping or sweeping which removes dirt and allergens. Carpet fabrics are much harder to clean of allergens and also more susceptible to stains caused by spills.
Cork is also a product that is quite easy to clean and resistant to liquid spills. And not only does it improve your household environment, but being 100% sustainable products means it’s helping create a healthier world.
Comparing Flooring Materials
Whether you’re choosing flooring for your home or a commercial premises, choosing the right products can assist you to maintain a hygienic environment.
Here’s some of the things to consider with the most common flooring products:
A great benefit of timber flooring is it’s hard surface prevents odours from being trapped.
Timber floors also hold natural properties which fight germs and fungus.
When dirt or water gets onto timber floors it can be cleaned off easily. Finish coats can also be applied to timber floors to create extra resistance.
Tiles are another product that performs well due to their germ resistance and ease of cleaning.
Porcelain tiles are actually chemically inert meaning no germs can live on the surface.
The downside to tiles is that most of the time, the manufacturing process is very environmentally unfriendly.
Although carpet can keep you house warm, they are less hygienic than most other floor products as they can trap dirts and allergens.
Nearly 100,000 dust mites can live in one square yard of carpet according to US research. If people in your household suffer from respiratory illness or allergies then you’ll want to stick away from carpet.
Carpets can also trap unpleasant odours from domestic animals or spilt substances.
Cork performs well when it comes to maintaining a healthy and hygienic environment.
It’s easy to clean as we explained earlier in this piece. It’s a flooring material that resists mold, termites, and mildew.
Our cork also has several indoor air quality certificates which certifies that no harmful air pollutants are present in our entire cork range.
It is important to make sure the flooring you choose will support the living conditions of the environment.
Considering the expense of cleaning the floors is also important for commercial projects.
If you’d like assistance specifying the right floor, get in touch and one of our product experts will be sure to help!