Last updated: November 10th, 2022
Suffering from allergies is one thing, but having to deal with those irritating allergies within your own home can create a whole new level of frustration. When your eyes are itchy and you’re sneezing incessantly without a moment of reprieve, it’s time to take a good hard look at your interior. Because, believe it or not, the chances are that your flooring could be a huge factor for inducing those symptoms.
If you suffer from indoor allergies, here are the flooring choices that are your best bet for reduces those agitating symptoms.
There’s a lot of misconception surrounding carpets and how they can induce your allergy symptoms as they trap in all that dust and dander. But in truth, the fact is that carpet is your best bet. As those allergens settle into the fabric, they aren’t being swept and tossed about throughout the air of your home. And aside from carpet trapping those particles, the hypoallergenic materials that most carpets are made from also prevent any of those allergens from spreading.
So when you vacuum regularly and give your carpet a good annual deep cleaning, you can eliminate those particles and significantly improve your quality of air.
Hardwood flooring is one of the most popular choices as well for both aesthetics and air quality. Although hardwood doesn’t provide particles with the same trapping ability as carpet, it does however also provide an inhospitable environment that prevents them from thriving. And with cleaning, they can be removed easily.
Laminate and Tiles
Much like other hard surface flooring, these will both help to reduce the amount of allergens as they can be easily swept and mopped away. They also don’t allow any of those allergens to multiply.
This style of flooring can be particularly great at reducing the effects of allergens since they can be manufactured with antibacterial agents and chemicals. But of course, some of these chemicals can also induce some negative reactions, so always consult with a flooring specialist when deciding to go with vinyl.
Before you make a decision on what type of flooring will look best in your home, take a moment to really consider the fact of how those choices may affect you or your loved ones’ allergies. Your home is supposed to be a place of comfort, so you want to make sure that you choose the appropriate flooring that will provide your family with the best quality of air that is allergen free.