Can I have carpet if I have allergies?

Can I have carpet if I have allergies?

Yes, when you are shopping for carpet in Marietta, GA, you’re going to hear a lot about how studies have shown that properly cleaned rugs can be suitable for people with respiratory problems. The fibers trap pollutants and particles where they remain until the surface is steam cleaned. That means the particles don’t fly around in the air, which, in turn, improves indoor air quality, keeping them out of the air we breathe, and a rug also has the lowest VOC (volatile organic compounds) of any other flooring material. 

Doesn’t vacuuming alone get rid of pollutants?

While vacuuming is terrific for getting rid of surface dirt and is recommended to do it regularly, it can’t get everything. As the well-trained staff in our carpet store will explain, homes are well-known for harboring allergens, bacteria, and undesirable particles. Because of gravity, dust, animal fur, pollutants, and other particles fall to the floor, where they get trapped.

A dirty rug not only obstructs the airflow, especially around the walls where it’s needed the most, giving the room a stuffy, unpleasant smell. It can also affect the breathing of kids or other residents who like to sit on the floor to watch television or play games.  The only way to get rid of this is to go deep clean to remove the dirt, which will help your family breathe easier.

What are the best rugs to get if you have allergies?

Thin, low pile, and tightly woven rugs are always the best choices because there’s less chance of pollutants being trapped.  While natural rugs like sisal and wool are good choices, so are some synthetics, as they are often engineered to repel dust mites.  The best thing to do is to speak to your flooring expert about this.

Why choose us?  

We’ve been in business for over 30 years and get to know you and your needs and will offer you suggestions, ideas, and alternatives, such as why and how you can enjoy carpet even when you or your family has allergies or asthma.  Our friendly, professional design staff is thoroughly trained in all floor coverings, window treatments, kitchen and bath remodeling, countertop installation, and more. We look forward to seeing you at the Enhance Floors & More showroom in Marietta, GA, conveniently to Alpharetta, Kennesaw, Roswell, and Woodstock for your free carpet flooring quote.