Carpet Tiles:
Enhancing Indoor Air Quality, Helping Mitigate Damp & Mould

Social housing providers have a critical role in promoting residents’ well-being, with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) being a factor. Indoor pollution can be significantly higher than outdoor levels, making the choice of flooring critical. Carpet tiles, distinct from bare floorboards or concrete floors, present unique benefits that positively influence IAQ and can contribute to damp and mould reduction.
The Case for Carpet Tiles
Carpet tiles effectively trap dust particles and allergens, preventing them from becoming airborne and affecting the IAQ. This feature is particularly beneficial for residents with respiratory conditions and contributes to maintaining a healthier indoor environment. Leading manufacturers of carpet tiles have focused on these qualities to enhance IAQ
Industry Leading Manufacturers
Uplyfted’s manufacter partners, Interface, Milliken, Modulyss, and Ege have innovated in this space, designing carpet tiles that trap fine dust, offer low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions, and are solvent-free, PVC-free, and odourless. Their products meet high industry standards for IAQ, thereby improving the healthiness of indoor environments in social housing.
Carpet Tiles and Damp & Mould Mitigation
While carpet tiles do not directly prevent damp and mould, they can contribute indirectly through their impact on IAQ. They capture dust and allergens, which, if airborne, could contribute to mould growth.
However, carpet tiles are part of a larger solution. Effective prevention and control of damp and mould also require suitable ventilation, heating, insulation, and maintenance strategies.
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Carpet tiles present a strategic choice for social housing providers to improve IAQ and potentially contribute to reducing damp and mould. By opting for carpet tiles from industry-leading manufacturers, social housing providers can show their commitment to improving resident health and well-being, providing safer and healthier living spaces.