- 20 million Americans suffer from asthma
- That’s 1 out of every 15 people in the US
- Nearly 5 million asthma sufferers are under age 18.
- It is the most common chronic childhood disease, affecting more than 1 child in 20.
Finally Consumers Have A Healthier Flooring Installation Option
For the first time in 60 years, the fundamental process, procedures and principles of carpet installation have been enhanced. Healthier Living™ Carpet Installation system represents the first carpet installation system to address growing consumer demand for cleaner, healthier indoor air. In response to this rising tide of concern about indoor pollutants and allergies, Healthier Living™ Installation utilizes the most advanced technology to clean the air of dust, odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew that can trigger allergic reactions during and after home-renovation projects. This system has been designed to dramatically reduce exposure to irritants that can provoke serious allergy and allergy-like symptoms. The Healthier Living™ Installation System provides the highest quality and performance flooring installation available and offers a superior level of care; cleaner, healthier installation practices to help minimize irritants, dust and odors and to encourage better air quality and health benefits. Plus, with our 100% recyclable Healthier Living™ Carpet Cushion, the planet can breathe a little easier as well.
An Industry-First Carpet Installation System Promotes Better Indoor Air Quality By Minimizing Mold, Mildew, Dust & Irritants
By minimizing dust and odors, the cleaner, healthier practices of the Healthier Living™ Carpet Installation promote better home air quality, especially for families in which allergies and dust sensitivities present a concern. The system also ensures that the subfloor under the carpet is sanitized. During the Healthier Living™ Installation, extra precautions keep dust, bacteria and particles from becoming airborne and moving throughout the home when old carpet is removed, and new carpet is installed. Coupled with some high-tech steps to remove and prevent mold, mildew and bacteria growth under the carpet, this system is one-of-a-kind.
Healthier Living™ Installation System
Healthier Living™ Installation represents an entirely new approach to flooring installation that can provide a cleaner and healthier installation. The Healthier Living™ Installation System applies a 3-pronged approach to improving the conventional carpet installation. First, Healthier Living™ Installation protects the home’s indoor air quality by implementing our dust-reducing and dust minimizing HomeGuard Care System, a combination of active and passive measures designed to minimize dust and dirt exposure. Next, prior to installation an expert craftsmen installer applies our HealthinEx antimicrobial treatment directly to the sub-floor. This kills existing bacteria and viruses that may be present and become airborne during the installation, thereby maintaining the home’s air and surface quality. The last (but not the least) component of the Healthier Living™ Installation System is constituted by the use of our premium antimicrobial cushion which provides continued protection from indoor air pathogens and enhanced comfort under foot. These three major initiatives contribute to a better, healthier, more responsible installation.
HealthinEx™ is an exclusive antimicrobial agent used to treat the subfloor prior to carpet installation. It disinfects, protects and diminishes mold, mildew and bacteria. Healthinex™ also traps microorganisms on the surface so they cannot become airborne, and so it also provides a lasting, clean surface that resists mold growth. Healthinex™ Pre-Installation treatment is registered with the EPA and has proven safe and effective in over 30 years of use in other industries like the furniture, medical, marine, and construction industries. This treatment contributes to making flooring installation healthier when applied to the sub-floor to kill any remaining bacteria, germs or mold after old flooring removal and vacuuming and prior to installation of the new floor covering. This treatment also prohibits microbes from becoming airborne during the installation and provides a cleaner start for the new installation.
Destroys harmful bacteria, germs, viruses, and molds on the sub-floor
Helps to diminish, but will not eliminate pet odors
Preserves the home’s indoor air quality for the duration of the installation
When used as directed, is proven safe for use in all residential areas of the home
HomeGuard Care System™
Throughout the installation, our HomeGuard Care System™ ensures that dust and particulates are contained to and removed from the work area. This includes using a HEPA filter-equipped vacuum that will not release dust back into the home before and after the cushion and carpet are installed. Plastic sheeting is used to keep dust out of other rooms. And protective booties prevent tracking of dirt, grit and contaminants in the home.
HomeGuard Care System features HEPA vacuuming of both the sub-floor prior to installing the cushion and the new carpet after installation. This process minimizes the dust and particulate matter in the carpet that can trigger allergy, asthma, and other symptoms and generally keeps the indoor air cleaner than a standard vacuum. HEPA vacuums trap large amounts of microscopic particles that other vacuum cleaners re-circulate back into the air of the home, resulting in cleaner indoor air. HEPA vacuums stop 99.97% of all particles 0.3 microns or larger from becoming airborne. A conventional vacuum cleaner removes particulates down to about 35 microns or larger in size.The HomeGuard Care System also provides for the use of surface protection shoe covers that are used over shoes to prevent dirt and grit from being brought inside inadvertently. In addition, the HomeGuard Care System utilizes a dust containment barrier during carpet removal and installation when the work environment allows for the practical and safe use of a barrier. A simple barrier consisting of poly sheeting is taped over doors and other openings in the room and can “contain” the work area dust and debris throughout the duration of the installation.
Healthier Living™ Antimicrobial Cushion
An antimicrobial premium carpet cushion that blocks spills from seeping through and inhibits growth of mold, mildew and odor causing bacteria is used during the installation. The premium Healthier Living™ antimicrobial cushion provides continued protection from mold, mildew, and odor-causing bacteria, as well as provides enhanced comfort underfoot. The exclusive Spill Block technology repels liquid and prevents spills from soaking through the pad and the antimicrobial treatment controls mold and odors. The cushion is formulated to reduce the presence of allergens and eliminate problems resulting from moisture. It is also 100% recyclable, so even satisfies the highest standards for the outdoor environmental. In addition, Healthier Living™ premium cushions feature a Forever Warranty, which guarantees the cushion will never lose resiliency during the life of the home, or Carpet One Floor & Home will replace the cushion and the carpet—no questions asked. Furthermore, using the HLI cushion will also benefit you by doubling the wear and texture retention warranties.
The Healthier Living™ Installation System represents the most revolutionary innovation in flooring installation technology and standards in more than a half century. It represents a change in installation technology and standards that provide for a healthier flooring installation system that ensures a superior level of care and health benefits, cleaner, healthier installation practices designed to minimize irritants, dust and odors and to encourage better air quality and higher ecological standards.