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Mother Nature is Hard to Control. Allergens in Your Flooring Don’t Have to Be.

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bona-free-and-simple-hardwood-floor-cleanerWe all want to embrace the sunshine and flowers of a new spring to shake winter’s cold chill. However, many of us also dread the inevitable increase of pollen and other allergens that affect over 60 million of us with asthma and allergies each year.

Even though we can’t stop plants from pollenating and we can’t control the outside environment, we can control the air quality inside our homes. You can create a healthier home by taking active steps toward reducing allergens and irritants, like caring for the largest surface in the home, your floors.

It’s important to remember that not all types of flooring are created equal when it comes to your asthma and allergies. Wall-to-wall carpeting is a common home for dust mites that can trigger an allergic reaction in many people. Carpet is also difficult to keep dry and moisture is a breeding ground for mold. Instead, opt for bare floors with small, washable area rugs, which are much easier to keep trigger-free.

While hard surfaces like hardwood are better, be mindful of varnishes and cleaning products with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Look for Certified asthma & allergy friendly™ cleaning products, like the Bona free & simple® Hardwood Floor Cleaner, that are scientifically tested and proven to be more suitable for those with asthma and allergies.

The Bona free & simple® Hardwood Floor Cleaner meets strict standards for appropriate levels and ingredients when:

  • Evaluating ingredients for toxicological, allergenic, and sensitizing purposes;
  • Analyzing airborne chemicals during use;
  • Analyzing particle concentration during use; and
  • Evaluating allergen levels after use to ensure the product is reducing allergen burden from surfaces.

By maintaining a regular cleaning routine using Certified asthma & allergy friendly™ products like Bona free & simple® Hardwood Floor Cleaner, you will reduce allergens and irritants, and create a healthier home.

Visit to enter for your chance to win one of 20 bottles of Bona free & simple® Hardwood Floor Cleaner.



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