Best Carpet for allergies and asthma

30 January, 2020

If you or someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma you might think it’s difficult to choose the best carpet for your home. It’s actually a myth that carpet is not suitable for people with these health conditions. There are lots of great options that look fantastic and feel good underfoot.

Studies have actually shown that there’s no link between carpet and allergies. Carpet actually traps allergens and removes them from the air.

One of the most important considerations in choosing the best carpet for allergies and asthma is selecting a hypoallergenic option.

Wool has natural hypoallergenic properties. Its lack of moisture means that dust mites can’t survive easily within its fibres. Wool is also resistant to bacteria, mould and mildew. This, combined with it’s soft, natural texture, means it’s a great choice for allergy and asthma sufferers.

Synthetic carpet is another good option. These carpets are constructed of man-made fibres like Nylon. Nylon carpets are very durable and are more affordable than wool. Look for synthetic carpets in a very short pile as it will be more difficult for allergens to build up.

And some flooring retailers like Carpet Court and Choices Flooring even stock specially designed allergy-free carpets. Both the carpet and the underlay are designed to reduce allergy risks.

And don’t forget, the best way to minimise dust and other allergens is to vacuum your home regularly. This ensures you are removing any particles that could trigger an asthma attack.


Contact me now to arrange a consultation. I can help you select the right flooring option for your home.

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