You may not think about it too often, but your floors can end up really affecting your overall health. After all, flooring covers every square foot inside your home. Therefore, if you are an allergy sufferer, you have every right to be searching for the best allergy-friendly flooring for your home. It may not seem like it, but you do have options. In fact, you may be surprised at all of the different choices to choose from. Carpeting, hardwoods, laminates, tiles – you name it. Here are a few of the different flooring options that are ideal for allergy sufferers:

Low Pile Carpet

Most people are drawn to carpet because of its softness and comfort. For allergy or asthma sufferers, it’s important to keep in mind that low pile carpeting and rugs are preferable to higher pile carpets which easily trap dust and dirt because of their longer fibers. Wall to wall carpets should be vacuumed, maintained, and sanitized religiously according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Keeping the carpet clean helps to eliminate allergens by removing dust and dirt particles embedded in your flooring. Another choice to consider is washable area rugs, which can be placed over a more allergy-friendly flooring of your choice.


Most tile flooring is often made of ceramic or glass and installed with grout, creating a hard surface. The solid, flat surface of tile makes it a prime choice for those with allergies. Tile is easy to keep clean because dust mites, allergens, and pet hair can’t invade its impenetrable surface.

Ceramic and porcelain tiles are also highly water resistant, making it an excellent choice for bathrooms and kitchens where water may cause mold and mildew.

Hardwood Floor

Hardwood flooring is another great choice for allergy sufferers because hardwood is known to have minimal contamination from dust, mold, and pet dander, improving indoor air quality. Hardwood works well in bedrooms, living rooms, or any other living areas that aren’t prone to the dampness of water invasion.

Additionally, hardwood floors are known for being easy to clean. All the dust mites and debris can be easily swept or vacuumed away. Not only is it functional and easy to maintain, but hardwood flooring is also beautiful and adds value to any home.


Like tile, vinyl is a flat surface material and is considered a more eco-friendly and allergy-friendly option for flooring. This smooth type of flooring is also easy to keep clean and clear of allergens and dust mites. Allergens can stay on top of the flooring and can be easily swept or mopped away.

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FloorQuest carries a wide variety of flooring options to meet your specific needs. If you’re looking for the best allergy-friendly flooring, contact us today or visit any of our four convenient locations.