Yes! Despite persistent myths, scientific studies have shown that carpet flooring suits people with allergies.
Modern technology has enabled mills to develop rugs that address specific needs, such as hypoallergenic. Please read further to find out more.
It acts as an air filter
Whatever vacuuming doesn't pick up gets trapped in the fibers. So, they remain there until they are scrubbed out with deep cleaning.
That means dust, dander, pollutants, and particles get taken out of the breathing zone. As a result, they don't circulate in the air for people to breathe.
Mold, mildew, and VOCs
When properly cleaned and kept dry, mold and mildew cannot grow on a synthetic carpet installation. Also, new rugs are one of the lowest emitters of VOCs (volatile organic compounds); these are harmful substances that can exacerbate allergies.
What makes a rug hypoallergenic?
Fiber. Of course, the naturals like wool, sisal, jute, seagrass, etc., do not contain chemicals or toxins.
Some synthetics, like nylon and olefin, also have hypoallergenic properties. However, they are naturally mold and mildew-resistant.
Weaves. A tightly woven rug like the Berber, level loop and low carpet piles hold on to less dust than with longer, looser yarns.
The shorter, tightly woven ones are also easier to keep clean. Our carpet store in St. Croix Falls, WI has many styles, so let our flooring experts know about your needs.
The lack of VOC emissions: This is one of the biggest, and often most overlooked, triggering sources for those with allergies and asthma.
Over 40 years of superior service
Cascade Flooring, a family-owned business, has been helping people choose carpet flooring since 1979. As a result, we have something for every decor, lifestyle, and budget.
Visit our showroom in St. Croix Falls, WI. You'll see the brands you know and trust, such as Mohawk, SmartStrand, Air.O, and more. We work on residential and commercial projects in St. Croix Falls, Balsam Lake, Taylors Falls, Osceola, and Amery, WI.