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.
WHICH CARPETS ARE BEST FOR ALLERGIES?
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.
LISTEN TO MY PODCAST ABOUT FINDING THE BEST CARPET FOR YOU
As well as being a leading interior stylist for homes up and down the east coast of Australia, Lauren Keenan is an award-winning podcast host. And in this episode of At Home with Lauren Keenan you can hear Lauren’s expert tips on finding the best carpet for your family and your home.
Click play and stream the show here now or listen wherever you get your podcasts.
Some flooring retailers like Carpet Court, Flooring Xtra 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.
I CAN HELP YOU CHOOSE THE BEST CARPET FOR ALLERGIES AND ASTHMA
Contact us now to arrange a consultation. We can help you select the right flooring for your home. That includes finding the best carpet for allergies and asthma sufferers.
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