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The best allergy-friendly bedroom floors

Published: June 13, 2019

If you suffer from asthma or allergies, picking flooring for your bedroom involves thoughtful consideration of many patterns.

For many homeowners, carpeting is the number one choice for bedroom floors, but wall-to-wall carpeting traps common allergens such as mold, mildew and dust. Here is a quick look at other flooring options available for bedrooms that are more allergy-friendly.

Hardwood is a practical, allergy-friendly, and beautiful flooring choice for any bedroom

The allergy-friendly benefits of a hard surface floors

Hard surface floors are really the best choice for allergy sufferers: tile, hardwood, and resilient luxury vinyl are all excellent choices for those with allergies. Hard surface flooring are popular options because:

  • They are easy-to-clean and keep dust-free. You’ll know if the floor needs dusting because you’ll be able to see the dust.
  • They don’t have fibers that will trap dust, dust mites, mold spores, or other allergy triggering materials.
  • They are long-lasting so you won’t need to replace it as often as carpet. While carpet typically lasts 15 years or more, people with allergies often need to replace carpeting more often.

Aside from those practical benefits, hard surface floors come in a wide range of colors, textures, and designs, making them so versatile that you can find one to match any decor or style.

Luxury vinyl and porcelain tile in particular are especially options because today’s innovative manufacturers regularly release new options with even more creative top layer styles. In fact, many of these flooring options look and feel so much like wood or even fabric that it can be hard to tell what your new floors are made from.

Add an area rug for a touch of softness

Just because you carpeting isn’t a good choice for bedrooms if you have allergies or asthma, that doesn’t mean you have to give up comfort underfoot.

Hard surface flooring can also be noisier than carpet, too.

But, there is a good solution: add an area rug to your room.

Area rugs carry many of the benefits of carpet—they quiet a room, feel soft under your bare feet, and give you a warmer floor—without the drawbacks since they are easier to clean and air out.

Choosing the best allergy-friendly flooring for your bedroom

If you need more guidance picking out the perfect flooring for a bedroom in your home, take the time to chat with a flooring design expert.

The best flooring professionals, like the knowledgeable team of design consultants at Kermans, have the experience to make sure you choose a flooring product that not only matches your preferred style but also meets your day-to-day durability needs.

Set a time to meet one-on-one for no pressure, personalized advice. Let’s talk.

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