The month of May has been declared “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month” by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to raise awareness about the effects of these diseases. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations. Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring, understands the impact this can have on the health and wellness of those with asthma and allergies and remains the only flooring manufacturer to offer both residential and commercial flooring solutions that have been certified asthma & allergy friendly® by AAFA.
What is asthma & allergy friendly® certification?
The asthma & allergy friendly® certification is a regulated, physician-led certification that accounts for the total installation (product and adhesive) and the ability of a product to be cleaned to minimize the number of allergens released into the environment. This certification helps to set a new standard, and offers consumers a guide for selecting flooring products based on their likelihood to create an allergic or asthmatic reaction.
Why is asthma & allergy friendly® certification important?
This 3rd party certification focuses solely on a product’s impact to human health and not on areas of energy efficiency and environmental protection.
• Almost 20% of the world population is affected by asthma and allergies.
• Asthma is the leading cause of school absenteeism.
• Consumers are becoming focused on what is best for their health
Tarkett Home is the only residential sheet vinyl manufacturer to have products certified asthma & allergy friendly®.
For healthier homes, Tarkett Home offers a variety of asthma & allergy friendly certified, luxury sheet floors.. Luxury sheet products reduce the exposure to asthmatic and allergic triggers and are phthalate-free, stain-resistant and easy to clean. They are also moisture resistant, making them ideal for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.
That’s why Tarkett Home luxury sheet is “beautiful and healthy for those you love most!”