People with allergies know that controlling symptoms can be a constant battle. Sometimes the culprit is something in our everyday lives that we might not even think about. Allergy sufferers should know that flooring choices play a crucial role in controlling symptoms and preventing flare-ups.
If you have allergies, you will likely want to stay away from carpet. When you have carpet in your home, you have a constant source of allergen exposure that is very difficult to control. Vacuuming and steam cleaning are good methods for removing irritating substances, however, this can become a difficult chore to keep up with every day. High quality HEPA vacuum filters are required for allergen control. In addition, dust mites, pollen, and other irritants can become trapped deep in the carpet fibers, making removal nearly impossible.
Our expert Floor Coverings International West County, MO team can guide you to more appropriate flooring options that won’t trigger your allergies. Here are a few to consider for your St. Charles home:
Tile is one type of flooring that is much better for allergy sufferers. Because of its slick surface, tile doesn’t trap irritating substances the way carpet does. Tile is good for rooms like bathrooms and kitchens, but for other rooms, many homeowners want flooring with a warmer feel than tile.
Cork flooring has become a popular choice because it is attractive, comfortable, and easy to care for. It’s also good for allergy sufferers because it has anti-microbial properties that help keep mold and mildew at bay. Its hard finish also keeps irritants from building up.
Hardwood flooring is the best option for allergy sufferers, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Hardwood floors also have the warm, attractive look that homeowners want in flooring. Hardwood flooring won’t trap dander, pollen, dust, and other substances the way carpet will. When switching from carpet to hardwood, allergy sufferers may find that their symptoms are much easier to manage. Hardwood flooring is also very desirable for homebuyers and can add to your home’s appeal when it’s time to sell.
To learn more, schedule a free consultation with Floor Coverings International West County, MO. We serve homeowners in Chesterfield, O'Fallon, St. Peters, St. Charles and beyond!
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