Non-Toxic Living: Protecting Your Health and the Environment

Non-Toxic Living:

Protecting Your Health and the Environment

In today’s fast-paced world, the concept of non-toxic living has become increasingly crucial

 

Living in a non-toxic environment isn’t just about being trendy; it’s about safeguarding our health. The chemicals found in everyday cleaning sprays, surface cleaners, and upholstery treatments can have profound effects on our bodies. From respiratory issues to skin irritations, these chemicals can wreak havoc on our health over time, leading to chronic conditions and compromising our immune systems. Moreover, prolonged exposure to toxic substances can also pose serious risks to our pets or even office employees, exacerbating allergies and respiratory ailments.

 

At Premium Surface Protection (PSP), we recognise the importance of creating spaces that promote well-being and sustainability. Our non-toxic products are designed to address these concerns, offering a safe and effective solution for protecting your fibres without compromising your health. With PSP products, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your home or workspace is free from harmful chemicals, contributing to a healthier environment for everyone.

 

It’s about making conscious decisions to reduce the toxins we consume and create a healthier environment for ourselves and our loved one.

 

But what sets PSP apart? Our commitment to non-toxicity goes beyond mere claims; it’s backed by accredited product testing and certification. We understand the importance of transparency and accountability, which is why our products undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet the highest standards of safety and performance.

 

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One such accreditation that underscores our dedication to non-toxic living is the WoolSafe Organisation certification. Based in London, England, WoolSafe conducts comprehensive tests to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of textile treatments like Fiber ProTector, Decorgard, and WonderSpot. These tests assess various performance vectors, including resistance against oil and water-based contaminants, colour retention, and texture preservation. The result? Peace of mind for homeowners and industry specialists alike, knowing that PSP products have met stringent quality standards.

Our commitment to non-toxic living is further reinforced by independent laboratory testing and certification. From Fluorocarbons (PFOA & PFOS) Content Tests to Skin Patch Tests and Bacteriostatic Reduction Tests, our products have consistently demonstrated their safety and efficacy. For instance, Fiber ProTector has been proven to be free from harmful substances like perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), making it a trusted choice for health-conscious consumers.

 

 

 

HERE IS A SUMMARY OF A FEW OF THE MOST COMMON TESTS AND RESULTS:

 

  Fluorocarbons (PFOA & PFOS) Content Test
This test was conducted by FITI, the Institute of Quality Assurance Testing of Geosynthetics and Environmental Analysis. The Fluorocarbons Content Test shows PFOS & PFOA were not detected in Fiber ProTector.
Fiber ProTector does NOT contain any perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) or any perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS).

  Skin Patch Test
This test performed by Katri, shows that no skin irritation was detected when testing 20 individuals. Cotton fabric samples were soaked with Fiber ProTector and dried. The dried samples were placed on the forearms of 20 test subjects. After 24 hours the patches were removed, and the test subjects’ forearms were examined.
There were no reactions or any visible change to the areas of skin tested.

  Bacteriostatic Reduction Test
This bacteriostatic test was performed by FITI, the Institute of Quality Assurance Testing of Geosynthetics and Environmental Analysis. Fiber ProTector treated fabric samples were tested alongside untreated fabric samples containing Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae, then incubated for 18 hours. The untreated samples had a significant increase in bacterial growth.
The Fiber ProTector treated samples had a 99.9% reduction of both bacteria.

  Antimicrobial Test
This antimicrobial test was performed by Gary Brierley who is an environmental scientist with specialist knowledge in fluvial geomorphology and is Chair of Physical Geography, School of Geography and Environmental Science, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. This test was used to determine the antimicrobial effect of a Fiber ProTector treated fabric. Environmental bacteria was added to the 2 textile cloth samples.
After 24 hours, the Fiber ProTector sample was very effective in reducing the level of environmental bacteria.

  IMO Smoke & Toxicity Fire Test on Fire Retardant Carpet
SINTEF is Norway’s largest research institute for energy and climate technology. They have leading experts & labs for testing environmentally friendly buildings, renewable energy, oil pollution control, clean water, adaptation to climate change and the capture, transport and storage of CO2. They performed 3 IMO FTPC Part 2 “Smoke and Toxicity Tests” on Fire Retardant Trevira CS fabric treated with Fiber Protector. The results showed NO change to the Fire Retardant & met the criteria to materials with low smoke production and low smoke toxicity.

  Carpet Flammability Test Certificate
Lufthansa Technik, a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, provides maintenance, completions, repair, & overhaul (MRO) services for aircraft, and maintenance, repair, and MRO services for engines and components. Lufthansa tested 2 different carpets treated with Fiber ProTector for use in their aircraft.
Both protected carpets passed the Flammability Test for FAA Certification.

  Fire Certification Statement
Det Norske Veritas is a free-standing, autonomous and independent foundation whose purpose is to safeguard life, property & the environment. They certified the fire technical properties of curtains, upholstered furniture & carpet that were protected by Fiber ProTector would not be impaired and could therefore be used on board DNV classed vessels. Fiber ProTector has been used on 15 large passenger Cruise Ships after this certification was given.
Fiber ProTector is certified not to impair or impede the fire technical properties of treated textiles.

  Leather Flammability Report for FAA
FLAME-TEK specializes in FAA approved flammability testing of aircraft interior materials. Their activity in the FAA’s flammability working group ensures they are up to date and compliant on all regulations and Methods of Compliance (MOCs). 4 Castle Rock Leather Samples were tested, 2 with Fiber ProTector and 2 without.
The Fiber ProTector treated leather samples did not show any negative flammability effects & passed the Flammability Test for FAA Certification.

  Air Permeability Test
This air permeability test performed by FITI Testing & Research Institute, shows that fabric treated with Fiber ProTector retains its breathability. Linen fabric was tested before and after being treated with Fiber ProTector and the results were clear, the ability of air to pass through the fabric is not affected.

  Comparison Test of Fiber ProTector Treated vs. Untreated Carpet
Teknologisk Institutt, now known as Kiwa, a leader in the European Testing, Inspection & Certification industry, performed the comparison testing of Fiber ProTector treated carpet verses untreated carpet. The testing evaluated 5 different factors over a period of 1 year. The results and conclusions are as follows:
In the Texture & Color Test, there was no change to the Fiber ProTector treated carpet under a 4-50x microscope.
In the Fiber Loss Test, there was no difference of fiber loss between the protected & unprotected carpets.
In the Antistatic Properties Test, the Fiber ProTector carpet gave a personal charge of up to 700% less than the untreated carpet, which means that carpets protected with Fiber ProTector are significantly more Antistatic (up to 7 times more Antistatic) than untreated carpets.
In the Dirt Absorption Test, the results showed that a significantly greater amount of dirt was able to be removed from the Fiber ProTector treated carpets verses the untreated carpets. This means that vacuuming is much more effective, leaving less dirt & soil in the carpet fibers that causes wear and a dirty appearance. Removing more dirt & soil from carpets also decreases the frequency of professional cleanings over a carpet’s lifespan. The year-long tests conclude that Fiber ProTector treated carpets will have a strong positive influence on an indoor environment.

  WoolSafe EnviroSeal Certificate
Fiber ProTector (Water-Based) is the 1st and ONLY protection product in the world to be awarded with the WoolSafe EnviroSeal® Certification. EnviroSeal is an evaluation and certification program for environmentally responsible maintenance products suitable for use on carpets, rugs, and furnishing fabrics containing natural or synthetic fibers. Products are evaluated and certified by ENCO Global Testing Services, a leading environmental testing facility, providing environmental testing and consultancy to companies worldwide. EnviroSeal® certification is a crucial independent confirmation of a cleaning product’s environmentally responsible formulation, and an integral part of an ecological, “green” cleaning maintenance program. A product must increase the useful life of a carpet or rug, thus helping the environment to be awarded with the EnviroSeal® certification.

Fabric Protector NZ

Not all fabric protectors are made equal, effective or safe. Premium Surface Protection products, Fiber ProTector and MicroSeal, are the safest, most effective furniture protection solutions in the world.
Where do I find a professional fabric protector company in NZ?

Premium Surface Protection have a national list of qualified applicators who use Fiber ProTector and MicroSeal protection solutions.
Just contact us for an Applicator nearest you home or business.

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ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE   |   NON ALLERGENIC   |   ZERO VOCS

“Hi Brad, A Customer just called to pass on his thanks to you and the team, said you were very professional and personable, and they couldn’t be more grateful to you.
Really appreciate it, what excellent feedback!”

Imogen Angus | Assistant Manager – KING Auckland

Nothing Like Diamonds For Christmas

Nothing Like Diamonds For Christmas

“Our beautiful showroom interior is an architectural mix of masculine and feminine, with the elegance of our fine jewellery being offset by stunning concrete and glass elements, making a visit to our showroom a unique and memorable experience.

The Diamond Shop 

 

Nestled in the heart of Ponsonby, Auckland, The Diamond Shop stands as a beacon of opulence, where every gleaming gem tells a story of timeless elegance. Recently, as The Diamond Shop prepared to unveil its new store, a meticulous decision was made beyond diamonds – the careful preservation of the entire ambiance, from the bespoke sofas to the exquisite cushions. In the pursuit of safeguarding luxury beyond diamonds, The Diamond Shop turned to Premium Surface Protection.

In the realm of diamonds, perfection is paramount, and it extends to every facet of The Diamond Shop’s experience.

 

Why would a high-end Diamond Shop choose PSP for such a delicate mission?

In an environment where every facet must reflect brilliance, The Diamond Shop understands the imperative of not just protecting diamonds but also the ambiance that cradles them. Diamonds, with their timeless allure, deserve surroundings that mirror their enduring beauty. Thus, the choice to engage PSP was a seamless extension of a commitment to excellence.

The PSP Touch

As craftsmen of refined environments, we brought our expertise to Ponsonby. Our protective shield became an invisible guardian, forming an imperceptible barrier against life’s unpredictable moments. From spills of celebratory champagne to the caress of gentle hands admiring the brilliance of diamonds, the surfaces embrace moments without a trace.

A Symphony of Protection and Aesthetics

 

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Much like the facets of a diamond, each piece of furniture in The Diamond Shop is unique, with its own story to tell. PSP’s approach mirrors this individuality with our bespoke solutions blending seamlessly into the aesthetics. For a store where every touchpoint is an experience, PSP was the silent partner, ensuring that each interaction with the luxurious lounges and cushions are marked by comfort and pristine elegance – the preservation of experience, touch, and moments.

We are honoured to have been part of The Diamond Shop’s journey, contributing to the harmonious blend of diamonds and perfection in Ponsonby.

Explore the brilliance at The Diamond Shop and experience the seamless fusion of elegance and protection.

 

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PHOTO CREDIT: The Diamond Store + Ruby Jayne

Fabric Protector NZ

Not all fabric protectors are made equal, effective or safe. Premium Surface Protection products, Fiber ProTector and MicroSeal, are the safest, most effective furniture protection solutions in the world.
Where do I find a professional fabric protector company in NZ?

Premium Surface Protection have a national list of qualified applicators who use Fiber ProTector and MicroSeal protection solutions.
Just contact us for an Applicator nearest you home or business.

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ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE   |   NON ALLERGENIC   |   ZERO VOCS

“Hi Brad, A Customer just called to pass on his thanks to you and the team, said you were very professional and personable, and they couldn’t be more grateful to you.
Really appreciate it, what excellent feedback!”

Imogen Angus | Assistant Manager – KING Auckland

Childproofing Your Furnishings

Childproofing Your Furnishings

“Something I regret not doing from the start with my furniture and rugs was getting Premium Surface Protection to treat the upholstery. I had this done on my couch earlier this year and it honestly blows me away how much it protects the fabric, especially with kids.”

NZ Influencer – Fiona Wright

 

In the realm of high-end interiors, the pursuit of opulence and elegance is a never-ending journey. But what if you’re a parent, pet owner, or even running a bustling business? In these scenarios, spills, stains, and accidents quickly become a part of daily life, challenging the very essence of luxury. At Premium Surface Protection, we’ve undertaken the task of redefining high-end living. We understand that true luxury shouldn’t require any compromise, even when it comes to child proofing or pet protecting. We’ve meticulously crafted a suite of exclusive solutions, merging aesthetics and safety into a harmonious whole.

 

Where Elegance Meets Unyielding Durability

Our protective solutions go beyond safeguarding against life’s inevitable mishaps. They’re intricately designed to seamlessly integrate into any interior design, preserving your original vision while fortifying every surface. Whether it’s a premium fibre protection or sophisticated fire retardant, each offering is carefully tailored for you.

Elevating Child Proofing and Pet Protection

Child proofing doesn’t have to diminish sophistication, and pet protection doesn’t need to mar elegance. Our advanced technology erects an invisible shield against life’s unforeseen moments, ensuring the enduring beauty of furnishings and interiors, even in homes with children and pets. Whether you enjoy entertaining, relaxing at home, or even managing a bustling business, our solutions provide unmatched peace of mind.

We’re ardent about preserving the longevity and grandeur of your furnishings.

 

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Luxury and Protection in Perfect Harmony

Explore our collection of high-end childproofing solutions, exclusive to those who love designs with uncompromising elegance. Elevate your interiors and instil unwavering confidence in your furnishings, whether you’re a parent, pet lover, or both.

“Absolute miracle service, seriously wish I had done this sooner…”

NZ Influencer – Fiona Wright

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PHOTO CREDIT: Fiona Wright

Fabric Protector NZ

Not all fabric protectors are made equal, effective or safe. Premium Surface Protection products, Fiber ProTector and MicroSeal, are the safest, most effective furniture protection solutions in the world.
Where do I find a professional fabric protector company in NZ?

Premium Surface Protection have a national list of qualified applicators who use Fiber ProTector and MicroSeal protection solutions.
Just contact us for an Applicator nearest you home or business.

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ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE   |   NON ALLERGENIC   |   ZERO VOCS

“Hi Brad, A Customer just called to pass on his thanks to you and the team, said you were very professional and personable, and they couldn’t be more grateful to you.
Really appreciate it, what excellent feedback!”

Imogen Angus | Assistant Manager – KING Auckland

Elevating Luxury Living at The Residences

Elevating Luxury Living at The Residences

“The aim was to create a luxurious living experience by transforming the interiors with high-end furniture and lighting from renowned European manufacturers.”

 

Nestled in the heart of Auckland’s bustling downtown, The Residences, formerly known as the Stamford Residences, have undergone a breathtaking metamorphosis in the year 2022. Envisioned by the celebrated architects at Peddle Thorp, this majestic 23-story glass tower now stands as an unrivaled testament to opulence and sophistication. Comprising 149 premium freehold apartments, including an exclusive upper echelon graced by the esteemed JW Marriott Hotel, The Residences have, indeed, become an enduring emblem of luxury living.

 

At the helm of this transformation stands the illustrious Sarsfield Brooke.

Established in 1998, Sarsfield Brooke Ltd stands as a pioneering importer and wholesaler of furniture, lighting, and artwork, catering to discerning design professionals within New Zealand. For this ambitious project, they assumed the role of design visionaries, curating a space where form, function, and beauty harmoniously converge.

As any connoisseur of luxury knows, it’s an investment to look truly amazing, and it’s only right that such an impression should last. Sarsfield Brooke understood this implicitly, their mission was clear: to protect and enhance the allure of this prestigious address, valuing the essence of rebranding and refurbishing with the finest European furniture. Each piece, sourced from distinguished European manufacturers like Giulio Marelli, Antonangeli, Bullfrog, Midj, and Reflex, was chosen not just for its immediate aesthetic impact, but for its enduring quality.

 

Sarsfield Brooke’s partnership with Premium Surface Protection, is not just about a shield against wear and tear; it’s a testament to their commitment to preserving the longevity of luxury.

 

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The why: ensuring that the first impression of opulence that greets residents and guests in the lobby persists, day after day, year after year. Every hallway, every corner, tells a story through art and design, a story that deserves to be preserved for future generations.

Even the elevator landings, usually mere transitory spaces, have been transformed into artful niches, designed to elevate the everyday. Each piece of carefully curated artwork is not just a visual delight; it’s a statement of lasting elegance.

At The Residences, it’s not just about the ‘what’ of luxury living; it’s about the ‘why.’ Valuing rebranding and refurbishing with high-end furniture from European manufacturers is about making an investment that stands the test of time.

It’s about recognising that it costs to look amazing, and taking steps to ensure that the impression lasts, long after the first glance.

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INTERIOR PHOTO CREDIT: Sarsfield Brooke

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Fabric Protector NZ

Not all fabric protectors are made equal, effective or safe. Premium Surface Protection products, Fiber ProTector and MicroSeal, are the safest, most effective furniture protection solutions in the world.

Where do I find a professional fabric protector company in NZ?

Premium Surface Protection have a national list of qualified applicators who use Fiber ProTector and MicroSeal protection solutions.
Just contact us for an Applicator nearest you home or business.

MicroSeal_Logo  Premium Surface Protection NZ & Fiber Protector

ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE   |   NON ALLERGENIC   |   ZERO VOCS

“Hi Brad, A Customer just called to pass on his thanks to you and the team, said you were very professional and personable, and they couldn’t be more grateful to you.
Really appreciate it, what excellent feedback!”

Imogen Angus | Assistant Manager – KING Auckland

Contemporary Meets Industrial – a Commercial Project

Contemporary Meets Industrial – a Commercial Project

“First impressions matter, and our new office entrance is sure to leave a lasting one.”

With these words, HPA Group, a leading force in Auckland’s architectural landscape, sets the stage for a magnificent collaboration with the renowned interior designer Natasha Bozic of Designns. In a seamless fusion of contemporary aesthetics and industrial charm, Bozic has successfully breathed life into HPA’s new workspace, redefining the notion of commercial interior design.

The juxtaposition of sleek modern elements with raw industrial features transports visitors

and employees alike into a world where functionality and beauty intertwine.

 

Bozic’s dedication to excellence extends beyond visual appeal, as she understands the practicality of commercial design. HPA’s office, a bustling hub of activity, and their need for Premium Fibre Protection, became apparent to Bozic quickly.

The day-to-day activities in a commercial setting pose unique challenges, but with the incorporation of Premium Fibre Protection, HPA Group’s new office is well-equipped to handle them all with grace.

This thoughtful choice speaks to Bozic’s commitment to quality and longevity.

 

Premium Fibre Protection stands as a testament to the ethos of excellence evident in every aspect of this collaboration.

 

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The protection it provides ensures that the carefully curated textiles and fabrics used in the office remain pristine and resistant to wear.

 

From plush upholstery to luxurious rugs, Bozic has handpicked each element with utmost care, and Premium Fibre Protection safeguards these investments from potential stains and damage.

 

Natasha Bozic knows first impression matter…

 

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INTERIOR PHOTO CREDIT: Designns

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Fabric Protector NZ

Not all fabric protectors are made equal, effective or safe. Premium Surface Protection products, Fiber ProTector and MicroSeal, are the safest, most effective furniture protection solutions in the world.
Where do I find a professional fabric protector company in NZ?

Premium Surface Protection have a national list of qualified applicators who use Fiber ProTector and MicroSeal protection solutions.
Just contact us for an Applicator nearest you home or business.

MicroSeal_Logo  Premium Surface Protection NZ & Fiber Protector

ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE   |   NON ALLERGENIC   |   ZERO VOCS

“Hi Brad, A Customer just called to pass on his thanks to you and the team, said you were very professional and personable, and they couldn’t be more grateful to you.
Really appreciate it, what excellent feedback!”

Imogen Angus | Assistant Manager – KING Auckland

How to Add an Extra Layer of Comfort Around the Fire

Add an Extra Layer of Comfort Around the Fire

What could be more inviting than a roaring fire?

The sheer presence of a fireplace in any home, holiday house, restaurant or hotel instantly evokes visions of lively gatherings, deep fire-side chats and snug evenings — even before a log’s lit.

The styling around these mesmerising centrepieces brings these vivid moments to life with enticing soft furnishings, rugs and accessories.

Yet, the ultimate fireside comfort is one you can’t see.

The comfort of knowing furnishings are protected with a fire-retardant.

Fire retardants, such as Fire Defender, protect furnishings, people and premises from fire. They also ensure that fabrics meet the New Zealand Building Compliance standard, especially important for commercial properties, rentals, AirBNBs and theatres.

How does it work?
Fire Defender is applied as a liquid solution that dries to form a protective layer. This barrier absorbs heat and releases water vapour, reducing flammability to help to stop the fire in its tracks. While also reducing smoke density.

See how these two rooms dramatically compare, one protected with Fire Defender, and one without, in this short video.

What’s it used for?
Fire Defender can be professionally applied by the Premium Surface Protection Team, to any absorbent textiles including, curtains, lounges, rugs, carpets, cushions, blankets and throws, as well as books and timber. Once dry, the solution ensures the protected items are less likely to ignite, reducing the risk of fire damage while slowing down the spread of the fire.

Where is it used?
Fire retardants aren’t just applied to textiles around fireplaces and fire pits. They can be used anywhere to reduce the risk of fire-related accidents in venues, including schools, theatres & museums, hospitals, clinics & aged care homes, government & commercial office buildings, hotels & convention centres, holiday homes & Airbnbs, residential homes, boats and planes.

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Extra Comfort – Fire Defender is:

  • Made from eco-friendly and non-toxic ingredients
  • Sealed in and can’t be removed by everyday cleaning
  • Colourless and odourless once dry

So, next time you’re planning to curl up by the fire, add the kind of comfort that transcends a cashmere throw and contact Premium Surface Protection about fire-protecting your furnishings.

The ultimate fireside comfort is one you can’t see — Fire Defender

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Fabric Protector NZ

Not all fabric protectors are made equal, effective or safe. Premium Surface Protection products, Fiber ProTector and MicroSeal, are the safest, most effective furniture protection solutions in the world.
Where do I find a professional fabric protector company in NZ?

Premium Surface Protection have a national list of qualified applicators who use Fiber ProTector and MicroSeal protection solutions.
Just contact us for an Applicator nearest you home or business.

MicroSeal_Logo  Premium Surface Protection NZ & Fiber Protector

ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE   |   NON ALLERGENIC   |   ZERO VOCS

“Hi Brad, A Customer just called to pass on his thanks to you and the team, said you were very professional and personable, and they couldn’t be more grateful to you.
Really appreciate it, what excellent feedback!”

Imogen Angus | Assistant Manager – KING Auckland