Do you suffer from allergies? When you or any member of your family suffers from an allergy, it is essential to consider certain preventative steps to remove the obvious sources of allergens from your house.
The flooring of your house, in particular, has a definite impact on your allergy symptoms. So you need to be extra cautious when selecting flooring for your house.
Various types of materials for floors which are suitable for allergy sufferers are available.
They provide a viable alternative to conventional carpeting. Hypoallergenic flooring materials include:
This is a natural choice for people looking for a strong, comfortable, allergy-free and environmentally sustainable floor cover. Besides preventing absorption of dust, which precipitates allergy symptoms, cork flooring is free from toxic substances which are usually present in carpets and other flooring surfaces.
Unlike carpets, wood flooring doesn’t attract or give animal dander, pollen, mould or dust mites a comfortable place to hide and thrive. Even when you steam carpets, it is impossible to get them completely free of allergens. In addition, getting them wet can make things worse.
Wood floors make the cleaning process easier. Along with increasing the value of your house, they help you to prevent various environmental allergies. So, if you want to avoid environmental allergies, wood flooring is an excellent choice.
One of the most hypoallergenic flooring materials, ceramic tiles offers a variety of colors, shapes and sizes with wonderful designs. Ceramic tiles are resistant to mildew and they won’t allow any allergens such as germs, dust, mould, smoke or fumes to penetrate. They are durable as well, provided they are sealed well.
However, one of the biggest drawbacks to ceramic tile flooring is that it can be cold and uncomfortable for bare feet, which may restrict its use in certain rooms of your house.
This smooth surface doesn’t allow the penetration or accumulation of dust or allergens. If you are planning to install linoleum flooring, remember to use low VOC (volatile organic compounds) glue to attach the flooring. Otherwise, the chances of suffering from an allergic reaction to the adhesive are great.
If you really want to make your home allergy-free and prevent frequent allergic reactions, think wisely and practically before selecting or changing flooring in your house.