Tiling to Reduce Allergies
At best, allergies may have you sniffling and sneezing when the flower blooms announce, “It’s spring.” At worst, allergies can keep you stuck at home, feeling miserable, sometimes all year long. But what if being stuck at home is actually making the problem worse? Thanks to pet dander, dust mites, molds, mildews and other aggravators, your house may be part of the allergy problem. If there is a choice in the matter, avoid having carpeting or large area rugs in your home. Carpeting cannot be kept totally clean, and the carpet fibers will hold onto dust, dander, pollen, dust mites and other items known to irritate allergy sufferers. Flooring that can be cleaned easily is more practical.
Tile is one of the best choices for allergy prevention. It’s easy to care for and dust accumulation is easy to spot and clean. For most effective allergy reduction, make sure it is installed with VOC-fee adhesives. When using any tile, make sure the grouting is in good repair to prevent moisture from seeping beneath the floor into the subfloor where mold can flourish.