Flooring has a big impact on the air quality of your home. If you’re someone with allergies or asthma, the type of flooring chosen has the potential to exacerbate symptoms.
Carpet tend to hold allergens from dust mites, mold, pollen, pet dander, as well as dirt. It also retains moisture, which encourages the growth of mold and mildew. As such, it is the worst choice of flooring for those who suffer from asthma and allergies. On the opposite end of the spectrum is cork flooring or any hard surfaces which significantly reduce the amount of dust which is trapped on a daily basis.
Cork floors are inherently mold and mildew resistant due to the antimicrobial presence of Suberin. This naturally occurring substance inhibits the growth of mold, mildew, bacteria and other allergens. To find out more about Cork Flooring click here.
Luxury Vinyl Planks
Luxury Vinyl Floors are easy to clean and water-resistant. Its hard surface ensures there will not be a rapid build up of allergens. Additionally, the surface makes the dust more visible to the naked eye and thus doesn’t give a false sense of cleanliness and reminds you to clean your space at least once a week. To find out more about Luxury Vinyl Flooring, click here.