Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Breathe Easy with Reclaimed Wood Flooring

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air quality is one of our country’s leading health concerns. Plus, an estimated 60-70 million Americans are affected by house dust, suffering from sniffling, sneezing, itchy eyes, sinus troubles and difficulty breathing.

So what do reclaimed wood floors have to do with better breathing? Quite a lot, actually. Not only are they visually appealing and environmentally smart, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America claims that hardwood floors are ideal for persons with allergies and asthma.

The Health Benefits of Reclaimed Wood Floors 

Look Ma, No Fibers
Unlike carpets, reclaimed wood does not contain fibers. The smooth, solid surface is less likely to confine dust, dirt, allergens and animal dander. It is also more resistant to dust mites and mold. 

Un-Noxiously Clean
Reclaimed wood floors are much easier to maintain. Regular cleaning — which prevents airborne particles and pollens from accumulating — requires little more than sweeping, dry mopping or vacuuming to keep them allergen free. 

We Won’t Emit It
Hardwood materials are fundamentally less toxic than synthetic materials found in carpet, vinyl, laminate and linoleum do not emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs).  VOCs can trigger asthma symptoms if their levels are too high.

Repelling Really
The hard surface of reclaimed wood floors is more resistant to artificial substances like pesticides that can build up on other floor coverings. We track in outside pesticides, which can accumulate on floors, but wood floors can significantly reduce the buildup of such toxins. 

Whether you suffer from asthma or allergies or simply enjoy making healthy choices, reclaimed wood flooring is a smart option for a healthier indoor environment. Feel free to contact us at Manomin Resawn Timbers to learn more about how reclaimed lumber can help you to create a healthy home, office or living space.


  1. really nice information to decorate our home thanks for thisclean wooden floors

  2. Whether you prefer for renovating the building of a rustic cabin of a modern urban dwelling, the reclaimed wood flooring is fulfilling your specific needs and design as per your specification. The wood flooring is mostly handcrafted and imbues a different look and feel that you cannot match with other floors. The reclaimed floors covey the woods and enhance it to reach the enriched space. In your blog, you have mentioned the other specification of reclaimed wood flooring, i.e. It can also help you to take your breath easily. Really, it seems to be very useful for the old barns, buildings and rural structures.
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