health & wellbeing.

mafi works to improve indoor air quality and wellbeing

Indoor air is 2 to 5 times more polluted that outside air* due to chemicals used in buildings and furniture, which we then seal in. Poor air quality can lead to symptoms such as lack of concentration, tiredness, and sleep disturbance, sore muscles, breathing trouble, dizziness, enhanced allergies and asthma. With around 90 percent of our time spent indoors*, Mafi have acknowledged this as an opportunity to use our expertise, and the natural abilities of wood to improve indoor air quality and ultimately your health and wellbeing.

Nature is widely recognized for having a positive and restorative effect on health and wellbeing. In its natural state wood has the ability to purify the air. From a 100% all-natural timber board and development of the Mafi Vulcano heat treatment, to the all-natural oil finish and care and maintenance of a Mafi floor, Mafi products are entirely chemical free.

Mafi is a proud partner of the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice® program.

* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 1989. Report to Congress on indoor air quality: Volume 2. EPA/400/1-89/001C. Washington, DC

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people spend around 90% of their day indoors 

The intensity of the effects of the materials used in the rooms on the people has never been higher.

This is why countless international studies are focussing on this issue. Trends and fields such as construction ecology, green design, and healthy living products are on the rise. These work against such diseases as sick-building syndrome, which cause headache, restlessness, and fatigue due to the increased time and unhealthy materials used indoors .

But rather than sounding melodramatic, with common sense we can quickly realize that we live in an increasingly globalized world with products of unknown origin and extremely diverse manufacturing quality standards. This makes it very important to be aware of the materials we use inside our interior spaces.

As a pioneer in natural wood floors, mafi natural wood floors shows why a wooden floor, processed naturally and healthily is an important and even health promoting contribution to your home.

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only natural open pored wood helps health

Natural wood blends perfectly with people and shares its healthy properties with us. In this context, naturalness means that the surfaces of the wood or the pores are not sealed but instead continue to allow an exchange of moisture. The best way to do this is with a thin layer of saturating natural plant based oils, which can dry in the air. Here, the oil penetrates deeply into the wood, protects from the inside out and does not form a plasticised layer on the surface, as is the case in almost all other procedures.

Instead of a artificial plastic coating, an open wood surface allows for direct human contact. mafi keeps the wood breathable which regulates the room climate automatically. The exciting thing is that the ideal indoor climate is identical for both humans and wood – at a temperature of 21°C and a relative humidity of 40 – 60%, the ideal conditions are reached.