For some allergy sufferers, a few months of misery in the spring are the most they will have to contend with. But for those with severe allergies, the bouts of seasonal pollen are just the start: dust, dander, and other airborne irritants can cause an allergy attack at any time of year, indoors and out! One of the ways to reduce your risk for an allergy attack is to keep away the allergens in your home using the right kind of flooring. So which flooring type keeps irritants away? Read on to find out!
When you factor your allergies into your flooring purchase decision, you need to keep a few key things in mind. Allergens will make themselves at home given the right circumstances, so if your flooring
-Is difficult to clean
-Has open spaces or grooves
-Is fibrous and likely to trap dirt
then it will most likely not serve you well as an allergen-deterrent. On the other hand, if your flooring
-Is easy to clean
-Has a slick or solid surface
then it will most likely be more efficient at keeping out allergens. So which flooring types meet those requirements?
Vinyl, Ceramic, and Porcelain Tile are all good choices to consider when trying to reduce the number of allergens in your home. They all have surfaces that are solid, not porous or fibrous, and so any allergens that collect on them will be easy to remove through regular vacuuming or dusting. Hardwood floors are also helpful in keeping irritants at bay; though there are grooves in between floorboards that could potentially capture dust and dirt, your weekly cleaning should take care of them easily.
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