Asthma affects many Households in Dubai

World Asthma Day 2015

Asthma affecting the UAE

The HEPA filter absorbs every part of dust and micro particles

Dust, sandstorms and an over reliance on air-conditioning in the summer – the Middle East has to be an asthma sufferer’s nightmare.  A whopping Dhs88 million is currently spent on asthma treatment annually in the UAE alone, and according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 300 million people across the globe have the chronic disease.The 3 layered HEPA filter absorbs every kind of dust and micro particles.

Head of Emirates Respiratory Authority, Dr Bassam Mahboub, says more than 15 per cent of the UAE population suffer from the condition – with more children affected than adults.


Dr Bassam explains: “Most importantly, for sufferers, the indoor triggers can be avoided. The number one trigger at home is dust mites – they live in carpets, drapes, blankets, even the cells of skin. We recommend staying away from decorative fabrics that can house the dust mites; curtains, carpets, blankets. It’s also important to regularly change sheets and blankets – even the curtains”.


Also people without allergies should reduce the particulate matter as much as possible. These tiny dust particles are suspected to cause or increase health problems including asthma or cardio vascular sickness.

Allergy sufferers should definitely consider if their vacuum cleaner is able to decrease or eliminate allergy-causing particles. Only vacuum cleaners with a special filter-system and HEPA-filter are able to suck in these thin dust particles.
You can rely on our Vorwerk Vacuum Cleaners; the filter system of the Kobold VK150 Uphold cleans your home efficiently holding back any type of Micro dust particles. Vorwerk vacuum cleaners filter the out coming air from any dust, fine dust, pollen, mites and other micro particles. The filter system of the Vorwerk Vacuum cleaner works so efficiently that the produced air is a thousand times cleaner than the air that has been sucked in. That makes the out coming air as clean as the air in an operating room. That’s why the Vorwerk vacuum cleaners have received the TÜV certificate “Convenient for allergy sufferers”.


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Summer offer on VR100 Robot

Screen Shot 2014-01-26 at 3.57.33 PMGet our amazing and award winning robot at the discounted price of 2500 AED.  

The Vorwerk Robot Vacuum Cleaner Kobold VR100 — a modern way to clean. A robot with an obsession: the VR100 will systematically vacuum your home, room by room, strip by strip. Thanks to its innovative laser navigation, obstacles such as rugs and door sills are no problem for the VR100 as it can see these just as well as its own charging station. Your home will always be clean and freshly vacuumed, thanks to the new Kobold VR100 Robot Vacuum Cleaner.

With specially adapted rotating brushes, the Vorwerk Kobold VR100 effectively removes dirt, dust and pet hair from carpets, hard floors, in and around corners and even underneath furniture. Cleaning has never been so easy: the Kobold VR100 has an easy to program schedule so you can set it to clean when you’re not at home. It also has a spot cleaning mode. Intelligent navigation, powerful suction and efficient battery technology – these are some of the excellent attributes of the Vorwerk Kobold VR100 Robot Vacuum Cleaner.

Call us today on 04-880 0268 to get your new Robot! 













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Summer offer is on!! For those whose busy schedules get in the way of housework, the robot future is the solution. Vorwerk Kobold VR100 robot vacuum cleaner can make your life easier by giving you an automated hand with everyday jobs. It offer many features, such as automated recharging and wall sensors, which make it perfect helpers for keeping your floors clean. For more information contact us on +971 4880 0268 or email your inquiry to


Janelle Malone’s Review About Vorwerk Kobold VK150:

I absolutely love the feeling of clean floors under my toes in our villa since investing in the Kobold complete system. I have a real phobia about walking barefoot on tiled floors and I hated the dusty feeling I used to get between my toes. I’m pleased to say our tiled floors are now squeaky clean everywhere quicker than ever before. No more sweeping then mopping-the Kobold does it all quickly and effortlessly.



















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Keep Your Home Allergy Free


Join us at the Mother & Baby Club Spring Camp Market on the 18th of April at Time Square Dubai from 10 am- 6 am and get more information how you can keep your home healthy.


Great feedback from one of 4WORK’s clients!!!

“I am allergic to house dust and dust mites and this is the reason why I bought the Kobold Cleaning System. My colleagues have noticed a huge difference in the amount of sneezing I’ve been doing in the office. I used to be completely blocked until lunch time, but now I am nowhere near as bad. I have maybe a few sneezes in the morning, and the allergy symptoms are gone. I have noticed that my girls aren’t as ill, either. We haven’t been using our A/C for a while, and because of local construction, our house can get very dusty. However, their room is always fresh”








The Award Winning Design VC100


Have you thought about Vorwerk Kobold VC100 Handheld Vacuum Cleaning System?

This amazing system has two levels to choose from, which gives you the right suction level to insure the dirt will be removed. Whilst the light weight of only 750g makes it easier to hold and control.

The attractive design has its visible LED display which shows the battery power level.

Buy the elegantly designed Vorwerk handheld today.


Have you downloaded your copy of “How To Have An Allergy Free Home” by 4work founder Gerlinde Krupp? It’s completely free and full of actionable tips to make sure that your home in the UAE is free from the allergens that plague us all here in the Middle East.


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Live Well With Vorwerk Kobold

We never really think about how our environment can affect our health – until we are plagued with sinusitis and colds. Today, 4WORK has a chat with the lovely Julia about how living well with a clean home is the key!


Q1.    Julia, where are you originally from and what bought you to Dubai?

I am from Moscow, in the Russian Federation. I originally came to Dubai because of my job in the travel industry, but quickly saw other better opportunities.

C15R0746Q2.    How did you come across the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System?

I was introduced to the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning system by a friend, and was astounded at the depth of cleaning demonstrated in what I presumed was my spotless home.

C15R0748Q3.    Can you tell us about your home? How would you describe your lifestyle?

Our home is a modest 2-bedroom town house in Emirates Springs, but it is very well-designed, with little or no wasted space. Our lifestyle is centered on work and our home, so having a home which is both comfortable and stylish gives us great pleasure, whether entertaining or spending a quiet evening or weekend with just the two of us.

C15R0739Q4.    How important is it to have a clean home? 

We live in a hot, humid country, and unless one’s home is clean, it is inevitable that one shares it with numerous unwelcome insects. Likewise, guests appreciate a clean home.

C15R0754Q5.    What is your definition of wellness?

Allowing and training one’s body to function in a way to maximize pleasurable activity, and paying equal attention to one’s mind. We should challenge it but avoid negativity and harmful stress.

C15R0753Q6.    What is your advice to other women who want to live clean and live well?

To live clean and to live well are really inseparable goals. Each promotes the other and neither is really possible without the other.

C15R0734Q7. What challenges do you think women face keeping their homes clean in Dubai?

Insects, blowing sand, mould caused by humidity, and rodent infestations. A constant state of alertness is required.

C15R0757Q8. Why do you love the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System?

Ease and absolute performance. I cannot imagine and certainly have never encountered any other system delivering such a powerful combination.

Do Julia’s words about her lifestyle sound similar to yours? If so, give 4WORK a call today to learn how you can make your home spotless!


Dubai’s Good Living Expert: On The Perfect Wood Flooring

Gerlinde, the founder of 4WORK and Dubai’s “Good Living Expert,” would like to introduce you to Pauline, the Managing Director of Nordic Homeworx.


After living in the UAE and Middle East for many years, Swedish native Pauline turned a personal passion for wood flooring into a full-fledged business in 2006. Nordic Homeworx is a Dubai-based company specialising in the supply and installation of Kährs natural wood flooring from Sweden in the UAE and Middle East.


Q1: Why do people love wooden floors in their home?


Natural wood floors provide warmth and beauty to any home. They also add style and value to your property, are clean and easy to care for, comfortable to walk on, and are non-allergenic. Wood flooring creates an ambience that lasts a very long time – for generations, as we say – while always remaining a natural, safe and healthy choice of surface to live on.

Q2: Where did your personal inspiration for flooring come from?


In Sweden, wood flooring is the traditional choice of flooring in many family homes. So when I moved to Dubai, I naturally wanted wood flooring for my own house. I discovered Kährs and applied for the dealership for the UAE and GCC.


Q3: Can you tell us about engineered wood flooring?


Engineered wood flooring has been designed to be more climatically stable than solid wood flooring. Engineered wood floors from Kährs are constructed on a multi-layer principle that reduces the drain on nature’s resources, while increasing the lifespan of the wood floor.


 Q4: How does an engineered floor differ from solid wood?


As previously mentioned, an engineered wood floor is constructed on the extremely stable multi-layered principle. A solid wood floor, on the other hand, warps and cracks easily. Since wood is a natural material that is affected by climatic changes, a wood floor moves with the seasons, meaning it swells in high humidity and shrinks in low humidity. Kährs’ multi-layered construction minimises this movement. It provides the correct balance between the layers – top, core, and back – and ensures the floor remains stable in all weather conditions. A Kährs multi-layered floor is up to 75% more stable than a solid wood floor.


Kährs engineered wood floors sand as if they were solid. The multi-layer construction uses hardwood down to the joint only, with fast-growing wood below, which means it can be refurbished in exactly the same way as a solid floor.


Q5: Can you tell us about the eco-friendly benefits?


Solid wood floors are an unnecessary drain on natural resources. Kährs engineered flooring is definitely more eco-friendly than solid wood flooring as they use fast-growing wood species such as pine for the core material, thereby using less of the valuable hardwood surface layer when compared to solid wood flooring. Kährs patented its parquet technology in 1941, and have since been using it in all their flooring.

Kährs only uses reliable suppliers that share their vision and commitment to quality and the environment, and the wood used comes almost entirely from Scandinavia and Europe, where new growth exceeds that which is harvested. More than 70% of the raw material grows less than 160 km from Kährs factory in Sweden.


 Q6: What is the biggest concern from clients regarding installing parquet flooring?


Our clients primary concern is definitely how a natural wood floor will perform with the extreme humidity and climate changes that we experience throughout the seasons. Clients are also concerned about the installation, since installing a wood floor is often considered to be messy and a long, tedious process.

Since our wood floors come fully pre-finished from Kährs factory in Sweden, and are installed in a completely glue-less, floating manner on top of any existing tile or marble (or any other solid, leveled surface), the entire installation process is extremely quick and clean. 


 Q7: How do you support your customers during their decision-making process?

As a company with over 7 years of experience in the region, our Wood Flooring Specialists can aptly answer all of our clients’ questions. Refurbishing a home can be an overwhelming process, so when we visit a client in their home, we are able to recommend which area they should install a certain product with a certain finish.

Factors such as natural light and overall look and feel of the home play a big role in making the right selection of a wood floor. We use our expertise to guide our clients and make them feel at ease to make the decision that is right for their personal needs.


Q8: How do you support your clients who are making the choice of which parquet flooring suits them?

It is usually the color that the client wants first, and then we are able to guide and show them the various kinds of wood floor we have in that color range.


 Q9: Can customers install wooden flooring in the kitchen?


Yes, for sure. All Kährs wood floors have been spill-tested for 24 hours.


Q10: What is your maintenance service after installation?


All clients are given a special cleaning kit along with a maintenance guide that assists them. We also give them anti-scratch felt pads that can be placed underneath chairs or other furniture. We also advise that clients use the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System. This is a German cleaning system that has the perfect VacuMop for the floors, enabling the client to vacuum and mop their floors at the same time. Using only a damp cloth, this is a safe and easy way to clean and protect your Kährs wood floor, and you will be guaranteed excellent results every time.


Q11: What is your lead time?


This depends on the product. We either have it in stock in our warehouse in Dubai (5.000 sqm) or we need to order it from Kährs warehouse in Sweden, which usually takes about 6-8 weeks.


Gerlinde’s experience: The installation of Kährs parquet flooring.


I chose Kährs parquet flooring to create a warm feeling that would spread throughout the entire home. I shopped around in various stores, but I just fell in love with the Kährs parquet because of its quality, craftsmanship and overall look and feel.


I decided to go for a waxed flooring rather than sealed, as this gave me a cozier and more natural finish. Given that it is neutral, it brought together every room in my home. Each room has a slightly different style, and all the furniture looks fantastic because of the beautiful parquet flooring.


When it came to the cleaning and to keeping it naturally beautiful, I opted for the Vorwerk Kobold VacuMop. The VacuMop vibrates slightly and therefore shakes up the dirt, dust and sand that easily gets stuck and damages wooden flooring. After a year of using the Kobold, the floor still looks amazing and no additional maintenance from Kährs’ side is necessary. It is the only cleaning system for wooden flooring that is on the market worldwide, and is very easy to use as it vacuums and mops at the same time. It can also be used for tiles and other hard flooring.



If you have wooden flooring, and you are looking for the recommended cleaning system to maintain beautiful floors, you can contact 4WORK for a free demonstration.

We hope you enjoyed today’s post.