Science has proven over and over again that carpet does not exacerbate allergies. In fact, on the contrary, it improves indoor air quality.
This is because it removes pollutants from the breathing zone. As a result, new carpets are one of the lowest VOC emitters (volatile organic compounds), with severe allergy triggers.
Please continue reading to find out more.
What is hypoallergenic carpeting?
They are carpets that don't shed their fibers; breathing fibers can be one of the biggest triggers.
Eliminating shedding carpets also means that pollutants and allergens won't be harbored in the house. Mold and mildew are also severe allergy triggers. Often, a carpet installation will repel them.
Some, like high pile rugs with long, loose fibers, shed. They're also more challenging to keep clean.
Look for rugs with tight weaves or loops, such as low pile carpets, Berber, or level loop styles. An example would be Amazing by Dixie Home.
What carpets are best?
Nylon is the best choice. It repels mold and mildew and is also easy to clean.
Nylon is available in many colors, patterns, and styles. Check out Allegra by Stanton-Antrim at our carpet store in San Bernardino, CA, or Yucaipa, CA.
Wool is also a top choice as it naturally repels dirt. Being natural, it's also chemical-free–so unless you're allergic to wool, it's a good choice. At our carpet store, you’ll see Jaipur King, also by Stanton-Antrim.
Other good choices are olefin and polypropylene. Olefin is so mold repellent it can be used outdoors.
Be strict about your cleaning routine
Vacuum at least twice a week, preferably with an air filter bag.
Have a professional deep cleaning every 12 to 18 months, or as your warranty specifies, a dirty rug impedes proper airflow!
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Wally's Carpet & Tile is a family-run, 60-year business. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will help you find the right carpet.
Visit our showroom. We have two locations: San Bernardino and Yucaipa, CA. In addition, we service San Bernardino, Yucaipa, Redlands, Beaumont, and Riverside, GA.