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By minimizing the amount of contaminants tracked inside,occupants will have a cleaner home with fewer pollutants, less dirt,and less exposure to potential health hazards..
Provide permanent walk-off mats and shoe storageat home entrances. For entryways, avoid carpet, and specify easily
cleaned ooring with a hard surface, such as hardwood, bamboo,
ceramic tile or natural linoleum. Provide features near entryways forremoval and storage of outerwear and shoes, such as tiled surface
and benches for removing shoes, or a mudroom..
Marin County Community Development Agency
, Home Remodeling and Green Building Guidelines. 773
Up to two-thirds of dust and particulates inhouses is tracked in on shoes. The dust containseverything from soil and pesticides to abrasivesand, mold, road grime and bacteria. Once theseparticulates are inside the home, they can be
difcult to get rid of.