Hardwood floors are hypoallergenic, which is a huge advantage for allergy sufferers.
A family’s health is directly related to the cleanliness of their floors. There are 60 million people in the US who suffer from asthma and/or allergies. Mold, dust, and pet dander is reduced with hardwood flooring. In return, this improves overall indoor air quality. Hardwood floors do not retain allergens, microorganisms or other harmful materials tracked in from the great outdoors.
Allergens can exist everywhere. Mostly outdoors! However, they can be present indoors as well. Dust mites and pet dander can accumulate throughout your home. It’s in everyone’s best interest to minimize allergy triggers inside of their own home. The solution, it’s simple – get rid of your carpet! All of the triggers for most air-borne allergens accumulate in carpet flooring. And vacuuming, that just stirs everything around more! It’s time to take out that old carpet flooring!
Here’s another unique reason to have hardwoods in your home – hardwood flooring stores carbon during it’s entire life. According to the NWFA, during their growth life, trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen. This process makes hardwood, carbon neutral. In other words, even after the tree is cut down and manufactured into flooring, it continues to store carbon. This is yet another reason why hardwood flooring improves indoor air quality.
Takeaway: Get rid of the carpet in your home! Carpet is the number one reason for allergy triggers. Install hardwoods throughout your home. This will improve the overall air quality. Hardwoods contain carbon for life!