Organic beauty and improved air quality

Leading high-end carpet flooring brand Desso is extending its most distinctive carpet tile collection with the launch of Desert AirMaster

In association with

Bringing together the subtly layered organic designs of the Desert range and all the health and well-being benefits of AirMaster with EcoBase backing, Desert AirMaster creates free-flowing patterns for dynamic flooring while creating an improved indoor air quality.

Inspired by nature, Desert AirMaster has a diffused pattern to give a marbled effect to the floor. Thanks to the random pattern and the use of two colours, every carpet tile is different – providing endless design opportunities. Offering a broad range of neutral colours, including three grey shades, a beige, brown and blue tone, Desert AirMaster can be used to achieve a soft and calming environment.

When you consider we spend around 90% of our time indoors, it is critical that the inside air is as clean as possible. Tests already demonstrated that Desso AirMaster is eight times more effective in capturing and retaining fine dust than smooth flooring solutions (PM10) and four times more effective than standard carpet solutions (PM10).

The latest test performed by the independent German test institute GUI, which specialises in the analysis of indoor and outdoor air quality, shows that AirMaster with EcoBase backing has even more health-supporting benefits, with an additional test assessing the product’s performance on three strict criteria:

  • Suitability for allergy sufferers because of the ingredients
  • High fine dust binding capacity
  • Low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emission properties.

The new Desert AirMaster, like all other Desso AirMaster with EcoBase backing, meets all of the above mentioned criteria, and is therefore the first and only carpet product in the world to be certified with the GUI Gold Plus label.

As part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability, and part of our 2020 Cradle-to- Cradle roadmap strategy, the entire AirMaster collection will only be available with EcoBase backing. Containing upcycled re-engineered calcium carbonate (chalk) from local drinking water companies, the backing is 100% recyclable in Desso’s own production process and developed according to Cradle to Cradle principles. In addition, it contains Econyl yarn – a 100% regenerated nylon made from recovered waste materials such as fishing nets and yarn waste from Desso’s own Refinity facility. The entire DESSO AirMaster collection is Cradle-to-Cradle Silver certified.

Desert AirMaster is an extension of the Desso AirMaster range, which also features AirMaster Sphere, AirMaster Elements and AirMaster Blend. Desert AirMaster also has the option of adding SoundMaster (Lite) - a special backing that improves acoustic comfort.

123

For more information and technical support visit: www.desso.com

 

Contact:

01235 554 848

service-uk@desso.com

23-25 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DN


 

Latest

We need to reduce heat consumption in homes, and robotic installation of insulation is just one of the tools we can use to do so

New ways to reduce home heat consumption

The RIBA and the ARB codes of conduct require architects to record the terms of their appointment before working with a client. Getting this key document right is critical

RIBA CPD video: Forms of appointment

Hopkins Architects’ second school music building was a tall order, literally: to achieve the volume necessary for a natural acoustic space, the only way to go was up

Achieving the right acoustics meant the only way was up

Fewer buyers (and sellers) will drive a shift in tenures and types of housing. Could it be a new opportunity for architects?

A new opportunity for architects?

The Centre for Alternative Technology has taught environmentally aware design for decades. What do  architecture students gain?

CAT fills in for lip service to sustainability