Floorboards from Mafi Timber Flooring were specified by Hassell Studio for the interior fitout at the Allergy Medical clinic in Sydney. A one-of-its-kind clinic in Australia, Allergy Medical provides advanced and comprehensive allergy care.

Hassell Studio has designed the interiors of the clinic to reflect the quality of service as well as create a welcoming space that supports improved health and wellbeing through chemical-free products. Material selection was, therefore, an important part of the process since it had to reinforce the goals and services provided by Allergy Medical.

Mafi Larch Brushed White Oil floorboards were specified by Hassell for their health benefits and chemical-free properties. A proud partner of the National Asthma Council of Australia’s Sensitive Choice program, the Mafi floor is 100% chemical-free with no VOC or formaldehyde content.

Mafi Larch Brushed White Oil planks were also used for wall cladding to create a design feature at the clinic’s entrance.

Reducing exposure to toxins is imperative to creating healthier living and working conditions. Chemicals, smoke, dust, mould, pollen and dust mites are all triggers of asthma and allergies, mostly caused by poor indoor air quality. Mafi all-natural products and processes work as a system to effectively reduce these harmful environmental triggers.

The Mafi philosophy is focussed on improving health and wellbeing through all natural, chemical-free timber flooring, which in turn supports a healthy indoor environment. Offering completely natural timber floors without plastic coatings, lacquers, stains or polishes, Mafi ensures their timber floorboards come with only an all-natural oil finish that soaks into the wood and hardens it from within. This oil is formulated from natural plant fats and oils, as is the oil soap recommended for cleaning and maintaining a Mafi floor.

A healthy indoor environment can only be created through the use of all-natural, chemical-free building materials, completely avoiding products containing toxic and harmful chemicals. Create your healthy living and work environment by making informed decisions about products that are free from toxic and harmful chemicals including VOCs and formaldehyde. Look for products that display the NACA (National Asthma Council of Australia) Sensitive Choice blue butterfly symbol.

The National Asthma Foundation’s Sensitive Choice program helps Australians recognise products and brands that offer asthma and allergy care. The Sensitive Choice blue butterfly symbol is displayed on products that support the cause.

Mafi also offers timber for installing over underfloor heating. The completely natural timber from Mafi ensures no chemicals are released into the room when the floor is heated.

Image: Photography by Guy Wilkinson