Best Asthma & Allergy Friendly Flooring Options
Spring is here and that means two things: it is time to redecorate and allergies are in full swing.
While spring is a gorgeous time of year for new beginnings and productivity, it also brings with it waves of pollen, driving people with allergies up the wall. Sometimes it can feel as if there is no respite from the constant sniffling and sneezing that comes with the warmer weather, but fortunately there are a few things you can do to ensure your home is an allergy-free sanctuary.
Here are the best options for flooring that is asthma and allergy friendly, so keep these in mind if you are redecorating your home on the Sunshine Coast or Brisbane this spring.
Your first instinct to avoid allergens may be to steer clear of carpet all together. While they can be known to trap dust and particles in their fibres, destined to itch your nose forever more, there are some carpeting options that are allergy friendly. Wool carpet for example is actually hypoallergenic, and it is the best option for those with allergies if you still want the perks of carpet in your home without the dusty drawbacks.
Watch this video for our top tips on choosing the right carpet for your home, or read the full blog post here.
The Go-To: Timber Flooring
The go-to allergy friendly option for flooring has always been timber flooring. It doesn’t trap dust or dirt, so it won’t play host to any of the nasty particles that keep you sneezing.
As long as you keep your timber floors clean with regular mopping and sweeping, your floors will be an allergy-free haven. Another great option is bamboo flooring, which is a hypoallergenic material.
Vinyl and Laminate
Vinyl and laminate are other hard flooring options that are easy on the allergies. All you need to do is make sure they stay clean and tidy without any dust gathering in the corners. This is fortunately easy to do with this type of flooring due to vinyl and laminate being much tougher than timber floors, meaning you won’t experience as much wear and tear with regular cleaning and foot traffic.
Hybrid floors take all the perks of timber, laminate, and vinyl flooring and combine them into one super-floor that is perfect for those with allergies or asthma. You can get a gorgeous timber look while keeping your floors easy to clean and as durable as laminate or vinyl flooring.
If you have allergies but don’t want to sacrifice the style of gorgeous hardwood floors for something easier to clean, this is your best bet. Care for hybrid floors is as easy as for laminate or vinyl and the wear and tear is much less than on timber flooring.
Whether you are looking for vinyl, laminate, hybrid or timber flooring on the Sunshine Coast, we’re the people to get the job done for you. Just pop into our warehouse and chat to our flooring specialists to find the best allergy-friendly option for your home!