For many years it remained a sort of taboo, but the issue of domestic pollution, called indoor pollution, has recently returned to the center of attention.

Each person spends on average 80-90% of their time inside buildings, breathing about 22,000 times during the 24 hours. Indoor pollutant concentrations are generally 1 to 5 times higher than outdoor ones and exposure to pollutant sources is 10 to 50 times higher indoors.

The healthiness of indoor air is increasingly of pivotal importance for personal well-being, so much so that it has been recognized as a fundamental human right by the World Health Organization.

But what exactly does this problem consist of?

Indoor pollution is the pollution of the spaces in which we live, such as our home or workplace. This is not only what comes in from the outside, but also the set of micro-factors such as paints, molds, powders and electronic devices.

Indoor pollution derives in part from the raw materials used for the construction of the building itself and in part from the furnishings and systems. Many materials, over the years, emit a series of toxic substances for the surrounding environment and for the organism itself, which, in the long run, is affected both physically and psychologically. To this are added any chemicals usually used in these environments, such as cleaning products.

Parquet to fight domestic pollution 

Several studies have shown that the use of parquet, as a material that does not release harmful substances, can be a good solution to the problem of indoor pollution. In fact, wood has vital properties that are preserved even after the tree has been cut down.

A wooden floor’s benefits

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In addition to making your house more beautiful,  parquet has several beneficial properties.

It can:

  • Regulate humidity and prevent the formation of mold, thus improving air quality;
  • help maintain the internal temperature of the house and effectively isolate external noises;
  • provide greater hygiene. Wood is a naturally perfumed, hygienic and antistatic material.

Parquet is therefore an interesting, environmentally friendly and healthy choice for our homes. Wood is a hygroscopic and hypoallergenic raw material that helps fight domestic pollution.

In addition to the benefits described above, there is another element: the influence of wood on the nervous system. In 2010, Dr. David Robert Fell showed the consequences of the presence of wood on the sympathetic nervous system, responsible for respiration, digestion and cardiac activity. Natural wood has proven positive effects on the quality of sleep and has antibacterial and anti-parasitic properties. Wood influences the human organism on a psychological and physiological level, recreating the experience of spending time outdoors, with all the advantages that this activity entails.

ECOPUR®: the parquet floor that protects, ionizes and purifies

For an even more complete living comfort, Gazzotti presented Pronto Parquet with ECOPUR® finish as an absolute exclusive in the world of wooden floors. A revolutionary finish that frees environments from smog, microbes, dust, mites, pollen, germs, bacteria and viruses, including Coronaviruses, with the ability to continuously emit negative ions on the surface and in the environment in all conditions of light and dark surrounding, purifying the air without consuming energy.

ECOPUR® is the ideal solution to take care of your home and family, but also to purify the air in public and community environments. In addition to making safer surfaces, it fights unwanted odors and refreshes all spaces, like a large tree would. The result is a greater performance of body and mind.

Wellness, nature, nuances and scents: wood is the trait d’union that unites all these elements.