Research conducted by the Deutsche Allergie- und Asthmabund (DAAB)* showed that fine particles have a considerably less harmful effect if carpet is laid instead of a hard floor. In the new DESSO AirMaster®, this characteristic has been even further developed. The patented** technology has been specially developed to absorb harmful fine particles.
In fact, DESSO AirMaster® is eight times more effective at absorbing fine particles than hard floors and four times better than standard carpet (PM10)***. It is thus the most effective floor solution for absorbing fine particles.
DESSO AirMaster® was tested in the laboratory of the independent German test institute GUI, which specialises in analysing indoor and outdoor air quality. During the tests, a specific amount of fine particulate matter is blasted into a simulation chamber provided with a hard floor (hard floor, standard carpet or DESSO AirMaster®). The simulation chamber is then vacated, so that the fine particles can land on the floor. After a certain time, the air flow in the room is restored, simulating someone entering the room or opening a door. The reduction in the fine particle concentration is then measured.
DESSO AirMaster® Gold is the first product in the world that is certified with GUI’s golden logo****.
* Source: research conducted by Deutsche Allergie- und Asthmabund e.V. in 2005.
** Patent application: NL 2002808.
*** Based on GUI tests whereby DESSO AirMaster® was compared with standard hard PVC floor and a standard structured loop pile carpet.
**** GUI’s golden logo is awarded if a product is over 80% (PM10) effective