Wooden Flooring for Allergy Sufferers

4 September 2020
Wooden Flooring for Allergy Sufferers

We might be biased on the topic of hardwood flooring, but they truly are a wonderful addition to any home, and not just because of their stunning look and variety of wood types, colours, finished, and laying patterns there are to choose from. No matter what your interior décor or personal style is, hardwood flooring will seamlessly fit in and elevate the look of your home.

Of course, it’s aesthetically pleasingly quality is not the only reason to choose hardwood flooring for your home. Many of our clients opt for this material thanks to the benefits it offers to allergy suffers in comparison to other flooring types such as carpet. Millions of people the world over suffer with various allergies, some of the most common types of which can be elevated with regular cleaning and the right floor type – including dust mite allergies and asthma. No, wooden flooring will not cure this all together, but it will help to elevate symptoms and reduce the number of attacks in comparison to carpeting.

Why is Wooden Flooring Good for Allergy Sufferers?
No matter how comforting and plush carpeting can feel in your home, it is this same quality that makes it an awful choice for allergy sufferers. The soft surface area of a carpet is perfect for trapping dust, pet dander and even pollen. This is then disturbed and released into the air every time you walk on the carpet, aggravating the sinuses of those prone to an allergic reaction.

Even with regular vacuuming and carpet cleaning, there is only so much you can do to remove those pesky allergens once they become trapped in the carpet fibres.

Hardwood flooring, on the other hand, comes with no such issues as allergens cannot become trapped in its hard surface and dust is easy to see so you always know when it’s time to sweep or gently mop. And when it does come time for cleaning, this is a far quicker process than cleaning carpets as there’s no need for any intense vacuuming or hiring of carpet cleaning tools. A gentle brush and a once-over with a damp (never wet) mop is more than enough to get the job done!