Allergy-Friendly Flooring

Quality, long-lasting flooring that will not affect allergies

Carpet is widely known for its comfort and warmth, whereas hardwood is known for its sophistication and versatility. However, for the allergy sufferer, the characteristics of these two flooring options seem to have different meaning. If you are one of the millions of people with allergies, the choice between carpet and hardwood flooring can be the difference between a trigger-free environment and an allergen haven.

Which is Better for Allergies Carpet or Hardwood?

Plush, tightly woven fibers are to thank when it comes to the comfort of carpet. However, this design is a factor that also makes carpet problematic for allergy sufferers. These fibers can easily be classified as magnets for allergens, and the more tightly woven the fibers, the deeper an allergen can become embedded.

Whether it’s pet dander, dust mites, or mold, these substances bury themselves within carpet fibers. In terms of removal, unless you have a powerful vacuum with an allergy-rated filter, these allergens can linger in the flooring for a considerable time.

Best Flooring for Asthma Sufferers 

You can fight allergy triggers in your home by installing hardwood flooring. Hardwood does not have any fabric fibers, so it will not trap particles like carpet. Also, unlike carpet, hardwood does not need a padding. As one of the necessary comfort components of carpet, padding can trap high levels of moisture. Over time, this trapped moisture can lead to mold and mildew development, and this can be an allergy trigger. Simply by upgrading from carpet to hardwood can automatically improve the air quality in your home.

If you have carpet in your home and you are an allergy sufferer, it’s a great time to start thinking about hardwood flooring. A flooring expert from Harry Katz Carpet One in Mineola, NY can assist you with this process.

Harry Katz Carpet One is proud to serve customers throughout Mineola, Garden City, New Hyde Park, Manhasset, Roslyn and Floral Park.