CARPETING FOR ALLERGY SUFFERERS

CARPETING FOR ALLERGY SUFFERERS

Allergy sufferers no longer have to avoid carpeting!

A common misconception is that people with allergies and asthma should avoid carpet at all cost. However, that’s simply not the case anymore. Whether you have seasonal allergies or allergies caused from dust, mold, or mildew, there are carpets that can help ease your symptoms. You will no longer have to suffer with the runny noses, itchy eyes, or scratchy throats. Not to mention, you also won’t have to suffer from bare feet on cold floors. Thanks to certain carpeting, it is possible for you to have the comfort of carpet without the worry of allergy flare ups.

For those who desire carpet rather than resilient flooring, Van Besouw offers woven carpets with a cotton pile. Cotton blocks out microscopic particles that promote allergies, and the weaving helps avoid that pesky secondary backing that is usually included. Ordinarily, this backing needs to be applied with latex in order to handle tufted carpets. However, with the weave method, this latex and additional layer is removed from the equation.

Furthermore, many of today’s carpets are made from polyester or nylon. These fibers are synthetic blends and have been proven safe for those with allergies and asthma. Since these non-organic carpets are lab created, it leaves no place for allergens to thrive in. Therefore, Summit International Flooring has acquired an abundance of nylon carpets through their international partners. For example, we plenty of allergy friendly and beautiful broadloom carpets by OBJECT CARPET.


Other Variations:

Woven vinyl may not be a traditional carpet, but Fitnice Flooring has been proven to be a great floor covering option for allergy sufferers. Their unique weave and heat process creates a barrier which makes the flooring virtually dust proof. Equally important, it is nearly impossible for moisture to get locked within the fibers. This will help prevent mold and mildew from forming. Plus, dirt and liquid will sit on top of the flooring, which allows for easy clean up! In addition, this antimicrobial flooring can be cleaned with bleach and water which will deter bacteria and fungus.

When it comes to wool carpeting, most allergy sufferers shrink back in fear. There’s no way wool could help prevent allergies! Well they can! In fact, wool fibers are hypo-allergenic. The coil like fibers dissipates moisture which makes it resistant to bacteria, mold and mildew and makes it harder for dust mites to survive and thrive.

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Keeping the carpet clean:

Regardless of material, what will make a real difference for those with allergies or asthma is the pile. Allergy sufferers will want to keep their strands short and tight so that the pollen has fewer places to hide. Of course, the best way to keep allergens at bay is to get rid of them completely. Regular cleaning of your carpets will help to keep even the most hypo-allergenic carpets pollen free. Vacuuming daily is also recommended, especially if it has a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter. This filter will increase the chances of trapping loose allergens. If your vacuum does not come equipped with such a filter, you can use a stand-alone HEPA air filter.

When disinfecting carpets, some cleaners and detergents may damage the color of some carpets. Summit International Flooring is proud to offer solution-dyed carpets from OBJECT CARPET, which stands up to cleaners and detergents. The use of special fibers makes this velour or loop pile carpet resistant to chloric and disinfectant detergents, which is a prerequisite for fulfilling the hygienic requirements in the nursing sector or health-care field. You can’t get much cleaner than that, and you don’t have to worry about compromising your design.

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