Use a better flooring product to create a healthier home
Allergy-friendly flooring is a unique type of flooring that helps eliminate some of the most harmful elements in your home – allergens. Thanks to its unique design and construction, this flooring option is able to improve the air quality in your home and discourage the growth of allergens like dust mites, pet dander, and mold. Plus, allergy-friendly flooring looks as beautiful as other types of hardwood and lasts just as long. So, is it worth it to keep allergies in mind as you plan out your flooring upgrade? We think so. Just consider these facts:
Most people have allergies
According to estimates, 55% of the US population tests positive for one or more allergies. And as many as one in five people regularly experiences symptoms as a result of allergies or asthma. Even if you have never had problems with allergies, it’s likely that someone you live with or host regularly does.
Choosing allergy-friendly flooring ensures that your home is a pleasant place for everyone.
Children are particularly sensitive
The symptoms of allergies are a lot harder for children to deal with. And since their immune systems are less developed, they may experience these symptoms more frequently, or more severely. What’s even more troubling is that rates of childhood asthma have been rising steadily, and that children with allergic parents are very likely to develop the same allergies. Allergy-friendly flooring is a simple way to protect the health of these young people.
Allergies have consequences
Allergies case a lot more than the occasional sneeze or red-rimmed eye. For instance, in 2008, asthma caused children to miss on average four days of school and adults five days of work. Asthma and allergies are often exacerbated by the same triggers, meaning that the little particles hovering on top of the floor lead directly to lots of missed time.
Homes are dirty
Even if you clean meticulously, your home is probably a lot dirtier than your expect. Did you know that the levels of indoor pollution typically exceed the levels of outdoor pollution by a minimum of two times and as much as 100 times depending on certain factors?
That means you’re actually exposed to more allergens when you are relaxing on your couch or cooking dinner. Consider, too, that we spend as much as 90% of our lives indoors. Switching to allergy-friendly flooring is an effective way to make your home base a little cleaner.
Just Around the Corner carries allergy-friendly flooring in St. Louis
If you’re sick of allergies leaving you feeling less than 100%, work with a flooring product that actually supports your health. At Just Around the Corner we carry allergy-friendly flooring and we’ve seen first hand how much it can transform a home. Work with one of our flooring experts to learn more about this innovative product.