The Ultimate Guide to Minimizing Allergies
Do you suffer from allergies? If so, then you’re not alone. Approximately 30% of the population has allergic reactions and some people suffer from asthma or other respiratory problems as a result of their allergies. Carpet is one of the most common allergens in homes – it traps dust and dander, which can cause an allergic reaction. We’ll go over how to minimize allergies by replacing carpet and your chances of suffering from these health conditions by replacing carpet with hardwood floors!
The first thing to consider when choosing a flooring material is what your allergies are, and how much they affect you. If you’re super sensitive to allergens then it would be inadvisable to replace carpet with more of the same – that will only trap dust on top of dust! Instead, you should look into getting hardwood floors for homes with severe allergies.
If you aren’t too bothered by pollen or pet dander, then replacing carpet might not have as big an impact on your health condition. However, there are still some good reasons why carpets can adversely affect our well being so it’s worth looking at other options if possible…
As we mentioned above there are many types of surfaces beyond just wood which offer allergy relief but don’t have the disadvantages that carpets do. Nowadays, homeowners are turning to natural flooring materials like cork and bamboo which both offer great benefits without trapping allergens in your home.
Bamboo is actually one of the fastest growing plants on earth so not only does it require little maintenance but harvesting allows new plants to grow while also preserving our environment – win-win! Cork has had a bit of bad press over some health concerns (which we go into more detail below) however with proper management practices this shouldn’t be an issue for homeowners who choose hardwood floors instead of carpet. One potential problem you might encounter when replacing carpet with wood or other solid surfaces is moisture issues; keep reading to find out how these can be prevented…