Your home is the place where you feel safe and healthy. As we are nearly all working from home nowadays, a comfortable home has become more important than ever. And yet we often overlook a key element: indoor air quality. To be able to think, exercise, read – i.e. live – it is essential to make sure that there is enough oxygen in the air. Stuffy air has an impact on your energy levels, mood and – in time – health. If the air is getting a bit stale inside, use the following tips so you can take a deep breath again.
Airing and ventilating your home
Good morning, world! From now on, open the bedroom window wide as soon as you get up. This ensures the moisture you generate during your sleep does not get trapped in your bedding. Open your doors and windows for at least half an hour every day to get fresh air into every room of your home. If your home has a ventilation system, that is a perfect way to promote air circulation. It will flush fresh air through every room in no time and offer a breath of fresh air in the blink of an eye.
Tidy rooms make an airy home
Clutter creates more cracks and corners for dust and dirt to collect and accumulate in, which is not exactly great for your indoor air quality. It can make the air very heavy or even cause unpleasant odours. And why not admit it: it’s actually high time you threw away those things you haven't used for ten years now, isn’t it? Bring out your inner Cinderella and get cracking. A tidy home will not only benefit your indoor air quality, it will also give you peace of mind. Fill your lungs and clear your mind.
Everything all nice and tidy? Then you are ready to give the rooms a good clean. Be careful, though: sometimes cleaning does more harm than good. First of all, check the label of your products. Many cleaning products are full of toxic substances. Chemical all-purpose cleaners may remove stains quickly, but they won’t do your airways any good. Choose natural products with as few components as possible. If you don't immediately know where to find such products, try our Parky Wood Floor Cleaner to get your floor sparkling clean.
Create a green lung
Plants bring your home to life! They are lovely and colourful decorative elements and often purify the air as well. But before you start creating your own urban indoor jungle, think about how much time you can spend on your green friends. If you like to spend a lot of time caring for your plants and you want some on-trend specimens for your interior, a Calathea and blue fern will be perfect choices for you. If you forget to tend to your plants sometimes, a rubber plant and Monstera require little care and are just as air-purifying.
A floor that breathes life
Want to invite even more life into your home? Then install a parquet floor by Parky. Because a Parky floor improves the air quality of any room and that’s a proven fact. For the finish of our planks we only use water-based wood stains, glue without
volatile organic compounds and varnish that meets the strictest emission standards. This allows the wood to breathe, making a Parky floor much healthier than synthetic floors! We are rightly proud of our A+ quality label. A Parky floor helps you experience life to the full.
We will be happy to offer advice on which Parky parquet suits your style best.