With National Asthma Awareness Week beginning on Wednesday, Choices Flooring wants to help the more than seven million Australians who have allergies – including asthma, hay fever, allergic conjunctivitis and eczema – to rest easy when it comes to carpet choice.
As people who live with these conditions know, asthma symptoms increase in spring, making it particularly important for people with this lung disease to ensure their home is as irritant-free as possible.
As such, we’d like to introduce you to Brease, the only residential carpet in Australia that is approved by the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice program.
Brease carpet is a major innovation in carpet technology; it has been especially developed to be asthma and allergy friendly.
Made of solution-dyed nylon, Brease carpets fibres do not shed into the air, thus causing air blockages and sneezing reactions. It also has a synthetic backing that does not support mould and mildew growth or rot.
Brease carpet has also been created with a shorter pile height, therefore there is less potential for dustmite colonies. And importantly, it has also been treated to prevent the growth of bacteria, mould, mildew and fungi. In addition, it ensures your home always smells fine as it has been treated with ActiveCare; a salt–based carpet treatment that absorbs and breaks down common odours such as cigarette smoke and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as formaldehyde.
And, just to prove that making sensible choices pays off, it’s important to note that Brease is a visually appealing carpet that comes in 60 colourways and in a choice of plush, twist or textured styles. It is fade and stain resistant, which proves allergy and asthma sufferers don’t have to compromise on looks to be at optimal health.
For more tips, and where to find allergy triggers in your home to go: http://www.sensitivechoice.com/