Carpet is one of the most comfortable flooring choices available today. It provides warmth, noise-reduction, a gentle landing for a fall, and beauty to your home. However, there are times when it may not be the best choice for your family’s needs.
While carpet is normally a wonderful choice for your floor, if your family suffers from allergies or asthma, it may be time to replace your carpet with ceramic tile. The same plushness that makes a carpet delightful to walk on can harbor dust mites, pet dander, grass and dirt. When you mix that with moisture from rainy days, you’ve got the perfect setup for mold and mildew growth—almost as good as a scientific laboratory. Once your carpet picks up these contaminants, it’s hard to get the carpet completely clean. This is why carpet is probably the worst choice for you if you suffer from allergies or asthma.
Ceramic tile, on the other hand, is an ideal choice for those who suffer from allergies or asthma. In the first place, it does not attract dust the way carpet does. Secondly, ceramic tile is much easier to clean. Just remember that in order to reduce the amount of dirt it collects, choose the smoothest ceramic tile you can find. Another benefit for allergy sufferers is that ceramic tile does not retain moisture, which gets rid of the possibility for mold or mildew growth. If you really miss your soft floors, you can put down area rugs. They will still collect dirt and dust, but can be taken outside to clean or gotten rid of easily if your allergies persist.
While ceramic tile is an excellent choice for those who suffer from allergies, there are other choices available. These include stone, hardwood and laminate. If you’re allergies are driving you bananas, contact us at Wright’s Carpet and Flooring. We can help you find a flooring solution that will reduce allergens in your home.