Summer is here and allergy season is in full swing. If you're an allergy sufferer, this can be a big factor in choosing the best new flooring options for your home.
While new carpeting is definitely an option for those who suffer from allergies, hardwood flooring might be a more convenient choice. By removing your old carpet and installing new hardwood flooring in your home, you are eliminating places for the allergens to live. Realize, a carpet that looks clean might still have pollens and dust mites living deep in the carpet fibers. Using a vacuum for hardwood flooring with a HEPA filter is still great advice. However, you might find that keeping the floors in your home allergen free is easier and more economical in the long run. Other easy to clean options are laminate flooring, vinyl, porcelain and ceramic tiles.   To request an in-home design consultation with one of our courteous, expert advisers, contact us , or visit any of our 4 SHOWROOM LOCATIONS locations to learn more.
New carpeting can be a great hiding place for all the little critters you're allergic to. During the spring and summer we are constantly tracking in things from the outdoors that do not mix well with our noses. Inside your carpet you will find mold spores, dust, pollens, proteins and dust mites. This is perfectly normal and millions of people suffer from allergic reactions to what's in their carpet. This is not to say that allergy sufferers cannot enjoy the soft feeling of new carpeting beneath their feet.   One option is to install an air purifier in your home. Air purifiers can be installed directly into the heating and cooling systems to filter the air throughout the entire home or as a more economical room sized unit. Those with extreme allergies will also want to take a closer look at their vacuum. You should be using a vacuum that allow the use of a HEPA filter. Having a routine professional carpeting cleaning is also another option.

New Carpet & Allergies

New Carpet vs Hardwood Flooring