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Why wooden flooring is great for those with allergies

January 12, 2017
Enjoy a healthy environment for you and your family.

For many Australians, allergies are part of life. Whether this is an allergy to food, insects, flowers or something else, allergies are serious business and must be taken into account on an everyday basis.

According to Allergy Capital, around 20 per cent of the population has at least one allergic disease. With an ageing population, these statistics are only expected to rise in the future.

If you have a serious allergy, you may have to make key decisions around the materials used in your home. One of the greatest concerns is around the flooring. In this article, we'll take a look at why wooden flooring is a much better solution than carpet for those with allergies.

The problem with carpet pile

An obvious distinction between wooden flooring and carpet is its structure. Carpet pile can harbour a number of allergens from dust mites and pollen to pet hair and general dirt. While a vacuum can get much of this out, there will always be some allergens in the environment.

Carpet can harbour allergens.Carpet and rugs can harbour allergens.

It is also important to note that carpet retains moisture far more than wooden flooring which can lead to the growth of mould and mildew – not ideal for those with allergies.

If you move into a home with carpet and have allergies, it might be best to look at alternative surfaces.

Wooden flooring – easy to clean

Every time you clean a wooden floor, you can make it super hygienic for everyone in your home. Simply vacuum and mop the surface regularly and all allergens and dirt will lift straight off. And the real benefit is that you can physically see how clean it is!

As mentioned above, the most common carpet cleaning method is vacuum. However, you could also get the surface professionally cleaned which will be very costly – especially if you have to do it regularly with allergy sufferers in the home.

It's safe to say that some allergies are quite serious and this is why it's important to choose surfaces that are conducive for you and your family's health. Considering that some allergies develop over time or out of nowhere, the most appropriate and safe option is to install wooden flooring in your home.

If you would like more information about the solutions at Sydney Flooring, feel free to reach out to our team today.

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