Now, more than ever, healthy living and proper sanitation are at the forefront of each and every conversation. It’s for a very good reason. The events of 2020 and COVID-19 have reminded us how vulnerable we can be when unprepared, and how important proper hygiene is for our wellbeing, both as individuals and as a community. You might be surprised to find out how many ways there are to protect your family and home against hidden dirt and allergens – even home flooring installation can be done in a way to provide your family with cleaner, safer, allergen-free floors.
That’s right, your old floors could be having an adverse effect on your family’s wellbeing, and simply replacing it using standard home flooring installation techniques won’t necessarily solve the problem.
So, what is it that is causing the problem? Home flooring that has been installed without antimicrobial treatment during installation, and that feature ordinary underfelt, is a breeding ground for dust mites, mildew, mould, bacteria and other allergens. The presence of bacteria can lead to unpleasant smells, while mould and other allergens can cause flare-ups of allergies. Those who suffer from allergies over longer periods are often also more susceptible to other illnesses, such as colds and flu.
How can you protect your family?
Now, it might sound like this is one of those unfortunate circumstances that you just have to live with, but that can’t be further from the truth. Top Carpets and Floors – the leading home flooring supplier in South Africa with more than 130 stores and showrooms nationwide – has introduced the Healthier Living Installation System to the local market for a cleaner environment and the safekeeping of your family.
How does it work?
Our expert floor installers start by carefully removing the old floor in such a way that it prevents any microbes and allergens that are present from becoming airborne.
Next, we use a high filtration vacuum cleaner to fully debug the floor and remove as much of the microbes and allergens as possible.
Once the floor is clean, we spray it with BioGuard Pro to provide long-term protection. This antimicrobial treatment disinfects and protects the floor surface and diminishes allergens, mould, mildew and bacteria. It also helps to limit any microbes that may have been left on the surface from becoming airborne when the new floor is being installed.
Before we start with the installation of the home flooring of your choice, we first install a waterproof Spillguard underlay to provide a protective barrier against topical stains. Unlike regular underfelt, which is a breeding ground for dust mites and allergens, the Spillguard antimicrobial underlay inhibits the growth of mould, mildew and odour-causing bacteria. This hypo-allergenic and recyclable material is also 100% moisture-resistant to keep spills from seeping through.
Now that your floor surface is properly treated, we complete the flooring installation by placing your floor type of choice on top of the prepared surface, providing your home with lasting protection against microbes and allergens.
The great news is that the Healthier Living home flooring installation process is available for both carpet and hard surface floor options. So, you can protect your family while still enjoying comfortable and stylish living. What’s more, Top Carpets and Floors have branches nationwide, which means we can help you sanitise your floors and upgrade your home wherever you are.
Choose Top Carpets and Floors for the most incredible selection of quality, affordable home flooring, complete with our unique, value-added Healthier Living installation. Start browsing our online store now to find your next favourite floor or contact us to find out more.