If you have asthma, allergies or are just sensitive to dust and other particulates, there are flooring options which can make your life easier all while making your home easier to clean. When purchasing floor materials for your allergies, keep in mind that generally, you want smooth surfaces with no crevices for dust, dirt or pet hair to get stuck in. Here are a few of the top floor choices you should consider:
Tiles are one the best options for allergy sufferers, the smooth surface texture of Ceramic and Porcelain tiles make for an effective repellent for settling dust and pet hair. They are super easy to keep clean, just either give them a sweep or vacuum once a day, and weekly mop with a mild detergent then rinse with clean water. Have a look at any of our tile ranges.
Carpet can be both the best and worst option for people with allergies. Carpet fibres tend to attract and trap dust particulates, storing the dust within and removing potential allergens from the air in the room it occupies. This is highly advantageous, assuming the carpet is regularly vacuumed.
Carpets made from natural fibres are more efficient and less likely to aggravate your allergies in comparison to carpets made from synthetic fibres. An example natural material is wool, check out our 100% wool carpet ranges such as the Kalbarri collection for your bedroom. To ensure you receive the benefits for your allergies make sure you keep your carpet clean, vacuum regularly with a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter and get your carpet a professional deep clean once or twice a year.
Due to its smooth surface, pollutants and dust particulates aren’t able to cling to its surface, making bamboo flooring easier to keep clean and ensuring its status as an allergy friendly floor material. As well as being hypoallergenic, this material grows and regenerates incredibly quickly, making your house sustainable and environmentally friendly. Check out our range of Verdura and Stonewood Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring.
For more advice on the best flooring options for your allergies, contact us or visit your nearest Tile Wizards store today. We have stores around Brisbane (Springwood), Sunshine Coast (Bokarina), Adelaide (Lonsdale, Richmond, Para Hills West), and in Coffs Harbour.
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