When we talk about pollution, we immediately think of air pollution and therefore of the air we breathe outdoors. However, the air inside our homes, offices and other buildings can be 5 to 50 times more polluted than the air outside. This happens because the normal activities carried out indoors – such as, say, cooking and the use of chemical agents for cleaning, just to name a few – and the substances present in furniture add up to the pollutants coming from the outside, trapping them and accumulating them within the home or workplace.

According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) entitled “Ambient Air Pollution: a global assessment of exposure and burden of disease”, air pollution – both outdoors and indoors – is recognized as the main environmental risk factor for the health of the world population. Since it is estimated that in developed nations people spend over 90% of their time indoors, such as homes, offices and schools, it becomes crucial to pay attention to indoor air quality to maintain health and well-being.

 

Wood against domestic pollution

Numerous studies have shown that the use of parquet can be an effective solution to the problem of indoor pollution. The wood used does not release harmful substances and has beneficial properties that remain intact even after the tree has been felled.

Unlike some synthetic or chemically treated materials, wood does not emit vapors or toxic substances into the air. Furthermore, it has the ability to absorb the humidity present in the environment, helping to maintain an adequate level inside the homes. An indoor space with balanced humidity helps prevent the formation of mold and the proliferation of allergens, while also improving air quality and promoting a healthier environment. From an ecological point of view, the use of sustainably sourced wood can also have a positive impact on reducing overall pollution. This makes parquet a healthy choice for those who live or work indoors.

 

ECOPUR®: the parquet that protects, ionizes and purifies

For even more complete living comfort, Gazzotti offers Pronto Parquet with ECOPUR® finish, natural and certified. A unique coating in the world in complete harmony with nature, which does not release harmful and dangerous substances into the air and has a direct effect on the quality of life, people and environments. A revolutionary finish that frees indoor spaces from smog, microbes, dust, mites, pollen, germs, bacteria and viruses, including Coronaviruses, with the ability to emit, uninterruptedly and in all light and dark conditions, negative ions on the surface and in the surrounding space, purifying the air without consuming energy.

ECOPUR® is the ideal solution for taking care of your home and family. But also to purify the air in public and community spaces, such as bathrooms, offices, hospitals, schools, kindergartens, nursing homes and hotels. Pronto Parquet with ECOPUR® finish makes environments more hygienic and healthy, easier to clean and maintain over time. In addition to making surfaces safer, it fights unwanted odors and refreshes all spaces, like a large tree would do. The ECOPUR® finish also gives new properties to floors and walls, improving their aesthetics and healthiness. The result is a greater performance of body and mind.

With Pronto Parquet ECOPUR®, Gazzotti meets the design needs of Architects and Designers attentive to the well-being of people and environments, allowing surfaces to be protected and even colored and to feel safer at home.

Come and discover the ECOPUR® collection at Gazzotti’s showroom!