Every parent wants their child to enjoy learning and expects their school to be a healthy place. However, there are often problems caused by indoor air pollution and bad acoustics.
The problem of fine dust in the air can be especially troubling for young children whose breathing rate is higher than adults. A common result can be an increase in cases of asthma.
In China, for example, indoor air pollution is said to have contributed to a 40% increase in cases of asthma over the last five years.1)
Atlantic Magazine reported: "Asthma, a potentially fatal disease, is the leading cause of hospitalization among children and carries a significant burden to families and communities. Children with asthma have increased rates of school absenteeism, and higher medical costs can be a major cause of stress for families." 2)
The DESSO AirMaster® carpet was designed to help tackle this problem by capturing and retaining fine dust particulates.
So, Desso's vision to 'make the
floor work for our health and wellbeing' comes into effect with
this innovative product, helping to improve the health and
wellbeing of teachers and students alike and potentially
contributing to fewer teacher days off sick.
Parents also expect children to be able to hear their teacher properly, but often buildings have been designed without considering the issue of sound. In some cases, this reduces the effectiveness of lessons, the concentration level of students and ultimately may affect their performance.
With the DESSO SoundMaster® carpet, sound is reduced or absorbed, which can be a very good way to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning. Finally, choosing carpet creates a safer environment for children. It is less slippery than hard surfaces and more forgiving in the event of a fall.
Basically, Desso carpets offer a number of advantages to the education sector:
- Contributes to a positive learning atmosphere which may
ultimately have a positive effect on the performance of students
- Contributes to cleaner and better indoor air quality -
important for combating allergies.
- Reduces the amount of harmful fine dust in the indoor
- Is the most economic flooring solution.
- Provides a safer environment.
- Improves acoustics.
- Improves quality of life.
1) Wilkinson, Laura, China's Asthma Problem is Bad - and
Growing Worse, The Atlantic, June 2013.
2)Wilkinson, Laura, China's Asthma Problem is Bad - and Growing Worse, The Atlantic, June 2013.