allergies hardwood carpeting monmouth county flooringAt Floor Coverings International Monmouth County, we believe that every customer’s needs are different. For some, price is the biggest factor. For others, it may be aesthetics or sustainability. For many Monmouth County homeowners, floors that are hypoallergenic and resistant to allergens are the preferred option. Some flooring types are better for allergy sufferers than others. Here are some tips for reducing your suffering during allergy season:

Hardwood is a great option.

For seasonal—but especially year round—allergies, hardwood is usually the best option. Because it is easy to remove allergens from its surface, many experts recommend hardwood for folks sensitive to anything from dust to mold. This is assuming, however, that you are diligent about keeping your hardwood clean and free of allergens. Be sure to sweep and vacuum at least once per week—more for bedrooms and other spaces where you spend a lot of time.

Low-pile carpeting is a safe bet.

Some experts say that you should avoid carpeting entirely if you suffer from allergies. However, others say that they are actually better for allergy sufferers because they trap allergens from the air in their fibers. Regardless, a low-pile or loop-pile carpet is a good choice for wall-to-wall carpeting. Much like hardwood, be sure to vacuum regularly and consider investing in an air filter.

Consider LVT and laminate.

Both luxury vinyl tile and laminate flooring have a hypoallergenic vinyl top layer, making it an excellent choice for Monmouth County residents with bad allergies. LVT and laminate have the additional advantage of water resistance, which inhibits mold growth—a common cause of allergies.

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For more information about the best flooring options for Monmouth County families who suffer from allergies, reach out to the local flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Monmouth County today. Simply schedule a free, in-home consultation, and find the floors of your dreams today!

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