We spend a lot of time indoors, which means our flooring is always getting dirty and dusty and receiving A LOT of foot traffic. Overall, this combo is not very friendly to allergy sufferers, especially when it comes to carpet. So, here’s the BIG question. Can carpet be hypoallergenic? Your automatic answer is likely, “No.” But guess what? Carpet can be hypoallergenic! It’s a big misperception that people with asthma and allergies should avoid carpet in the home.
It’s in the Air, It’s Everywhere
We’ll never be able to eliminate dust from our homes, but carpet can actually act as a passive air filter, trapping dust, pollen and other particles and removing them from the breathing zone. Studies have shown that people with asthma and allergy problems have seen their symptoms improve with carpet. The DAAB study proved that carpet can reduce airborne dust by 50% of that found above hard flooring surfaces. Another study has also shown that properly cleaned carpet helps reduce symptoms and is the best flooring choice for those dealing with asthma and allergies.
Pure Peace of Mind
Because it’s becoming more and more important to choose hypoallergenic products for our homes, Mohawk Flooring created a new type of soft flooring that gives PURE PEACE OF MIND. If you haven’t heard about Air.o Hypoallergenic Soft Flooring, you may have just met your new best friend, especially if you suffer from allergies or asthma or live with someone that does.
Why it’s Hypoallergenic
So, how does it work? Air.o’s fibers don’t absorb moisture, which helps prevent the growth of allergens and microbes. There’s absolutely nothing to sneeze about with that!
Easy to Clean + VOC-Free
Air.o’s construction also provides better airflow, releasing more dust and dirt with each vacuum than carpet with traditional padding. Often, it’s hard to tell if your carpet is ever truly clean. With carpet acting like a passive air filter and pets and kids coming in and out of the house all the time, it’s really important to choose flooring that doesn’t hold on to that dust and dirt.
Is Air.o VOC-free? You bet! Its fibers are created using advanced polymers. With no latex or harmful VOC’s, Air.o Hypoallergenic Soft Flooring is safe and ODOR-FREE! No “new flooring” smell means you can jump right into that “new feeling” room and enjoy the comfort and coziness of your new flooring!
Quick tips to keep up with the allergens in your home
- Vacuum regularly + select the right vacuum
- Avoid home décor that can’t easily be wiped clean
- When cleaning, don’t forget the areas underneath furniture
Everyone, including those with allergies or asthma, should be able to enjoy carpet!