When it comes to choosing flooring for individuals with asthma or allergies, the battle between carpet and hard floors has been ongoing for years.
On one hand, carpets are known for trapping dust and other allergens, which can be beneficial for someone with asthma or allergies. On the other hand, hard floors are easier to clean and remove dust, but they also tend to kick up more irritants into the air. So, which is the better option between carpet and hard floors? Let’s explore both.
Carpets have traditionally been viewed by many as a bad option for people with allergies or asthma. But studies have shown that carpets can actually trap dust and other allergens, and prevent them from being kicked up into the air. This means less of a chance of irritation for those with asthma and allergies. However, it is important to keep in mind that carpets require regular cleaning and maintenance to keep them allergen-free.
Hard floors, such as tile, laminate, or hardwood, offer easy cleaning and are less likely to trap allergens. With hard floors, dust and other allergens can be easily swept or vacuumed away reducing the presence of allergens in the air. However, cleaning hard floors can also stir up more dust than a vacuum cleaner would.
When it comes down to it, there is no clear winner between carpet and hard floors for individuals with asthma or allergies. Both have their pros and cons, and the decision is ultimately up to personal preference. That being said, if the allergy or asthma is severe you might want to steer clear of carpet or opt for shorter pile carpet and hire professional cleaners to regularly clean it to prevent any buildup of dust or allergens.
Regardless of the type of flooring you choose, it is important to maintain it with regular cleaning to keep allergens at bay. At the end of the day, whichever option you choose, it is crucial to prioritize your health and choose a flooring that will create a healthy environment for you. We are happy to help you make the best decision for you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more information!