On October 18, 2010, Arcade Floors Carpet One Floor & Home launched
the Healthier Living Flooring Installation
System. Carpet One has been developing this system for
almost two years. The Healthier Living
Flooring Installation System will provide genuine
health benefits for you and your family.
More than 70 million Americans are diagnosed with allergies. At
least half than many have allergies that are undiagnosed. Do you
remember the H1N1 Swine Flu? The SARS epidemic a few years
ago? What about recent outbreaks of Salmonella and E. Coli? Everywhere
you go now, there are hand sanitizers and sales of Lysol and other
bacteria killing products are through the roof. Our health is of
key importance to all of us today.
No matter how clean we keep our homes, microorganisms live there
by the millions…allergens, bacteria, mold and mildew. Part of the
Healthier Living Flooring Installation
System is to limit the amount of these surface microorganisms
from becoming airborne during a flooring installation. But that
is not all. The HLFI System treats the installation area with a
safe chemical inhibits the growth of mold, mildew and odor causing
bacteria. There are specific steps depending upon the type of product
existing floor or carpet is thoroughly vacuumed with a HEPA (High
Efficiency Particulate Absorbing) vacuum cleaner. A HEPA vacuum
can remove up to 99.97% of all particulates that are larger than
3/10 of a micron. The purpose of this step is to minimize microorganisms
becoming airborne during removal.
After the removal, your sub-floor is again vacuumed with the HEPA
vacuum cleaner to remove microorganisms that may have been between
the sub-floor and the old carpet or floor. Next, the sub-floor is
treated with HealthinEx™ , a very safe (in use for more than 30
years) chemical. HealthinEx™ is designed to destroy bacteria, germs,
viruses, mold, H1N1, Staphylococcus, E. Coli, Salmonella, and Influenza
If you have purchased our Gold, Platinum, or Titanium warranty level
carpets, your installation will automatically include
Antimicrobial Premium Carpet Cushion that contains BioShield and
Spill Bloc technology. This special cushion will continue to fight
the growth of mold, mildew, and odor-causing bacteria. Purchasers
of our Bronze and Silver warranty level carpets may purchase this
Antimicrobial cushion at an additional cost.
Finally, if you have purchased carpet, your new carpet will be vacuumed
once again with a HEPA vacuum cleaner just as a final extra step
to remove more of the microorganisms that may have become airborne
during the installation.
The Healthier Living Flooring Installation
System meets the Indoor Air & Surface Quality Standards.
Arcade Floors Carpet One Floor & Home is IASQ Certified. The HLFI
System is only available through IASO Certified Carpet One members.
WE ARE NOT CHARGING ADDITIONAL FOR HLFI
INSTALLATIONS! We think your health and that of you family
deserves the best we can give it.