Despite the persistent myths, carpet flooring is fine for those with allergies. This has been proven time and again by science.
Please continue reading to learn more.
Carpet flooring can improve indoor air quality
Carpets trap pollutants and particles in their fibers. They remain there until the rug is deep cleaned.
This is opposed to sweeping, which allows these particles to circulate in the air. Simply, it removes them from the breathing zone.
Some, like nylon, naturally repel some of the triggers
Mold and mildew are allergy triggers. Nylon, a synthetic, naturally repels them. It's also easy to clean, so pollutants and other irritants can't hide in a nylon carpet installation.
Other hypoallergenic fibers are olefin/polypropylene and wool. The latter is natural and chemical free.
Carpets are low emitters of VOCs
'Volatile Organic Compounds are off-gassing often produced during manufacturing?like that "new car smell.". As a result, they're great triggers of allergies.?
Even if you don't have allergies, VOCs cause headaches, nausea, and other unpleasant side effects. Just be sure your padding and adhesives are also low-VOC!
Carpets come in many styles
And this isn?t just a great design option but gives you a wide variety of low-pile rugs. The flooring experts can advise you on the best type when you visit our carpet store in Wilsonville, OR, or Portland, OR.?
The short answer is this: when you have allergies, you want to be sure your carpet doesn't shed fibers.
A low pile like a Berber has short, tightly woven fibers that keep the pollutants out of your home. Check out Aspects by DH Floors or a cut & loop like Chambers Bay by Dream Weaver.
Visit us for your carpet installation needs
Marion's Carpet & Flooring Warehouses is a local, family-owned company that's been around for a long time. There's no need to deprive yourself of a carpet installation just because you have allergies! With today's technology, there are many hypoallergenic options.
We have locations in Wilsonville and Portland, OR, where you'll also see brands like Dixie Home, Godfrey Hirst, Fabrica, etc. We service Wilsonville, Beaverton, Portland, Vancouver, and Lake Oswego, OR.