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If you suffer from allergies due to pollen, pets, dust, or mold, you know how important it is to keep your home free of those things. You probably have considered mattress covers to protect against dust mites and a dehumidifier to protect against mold (depending on where you live). However, your flooring choices can also have an effect on your allergies. Check out the following tips for flooring options and your allergies.
FLooring Options and your allergies Winchester LVP
If you have an allergy to dust mites consider a non-carpet flooring option. Carpet is so cozy and lush underfoot, but it can hold on to dust and pet dander.  If you want to keep carpet in certain rooms, like your bedroom, consider a robot vacuum that will work daily to keep dust and pet dander at bay. Another option is a gorgeous area rug. An area rug will still add some warmth underfoot but won’t harbor as many allergens as wall-to-wall carpet.
Sweep or vacuum frequently. With a robot vacuum or quick-sweeper you can keep dust levels low.  Using these several times a week, depending on the severity of your allergies or time of year for pollen allergies, you can eliminate much of the allergy-inducing particles that end up on your floors.
Leave shoes outside or at the door. If you’ve been outside during high times of pollen and you wear your shoes inside, you’ve just tracked pollen through the whole house. Leaving your shoes at the door ensures you’re leaving the pollen there too.
Use water resistant flooring in moisture prone areas. Avoid worrying about mold and mildew by using water resistant flooring in your kitchens and bathrooms, and even in the laundry or mudroom. This will help you prevent mold and mildew from forming and causing your pesky allergy symptoms to flare up.
If you’re ready to talk about flooring options and your allergies, and how you can best control those symptoms, contact us! We’d love to help!