Hardwood Floors Are Better for Allergy Sufferers

If you have chronic allergies or simply tend to have a weaker immune system, then you should definitely replace your carpet with hardwood floors. Carpets and rugs are essentially dust traps and they can seriously affect allergy sufferers, year-round. Here’s why hardwood floors are better for allergy sufferers.

They don’t trap dirt

Nothing is quite as effective at trapping dirt as rugs and carpets are. Dirt clings to their fibers, making carpeted rooms unbearable for anyone with dust allergies. It’s especially bad if you have pets, since animal fur and dander can get trapped in a rug’s fibers as well. Hardwood floors, on the other hand, don’t trap dirt at all.

They’re easier to clean

Because they don’t trap dirt, hardwood floors are much easier to clean. Whether you have PurezaWood’s hand scraped hardwood flooring or another one of our customizable flooring types, you’ll find out just how easy it is to clean in comparison to carpeting. With carpets or rugs, often no matter how many times you vacuum, steam or shampoo them, they still retain dirt and dust! Plus the process of trying to clean them releases dust and dirt into the air, making it even harder on allergy sufferers.

They don’t have formaldehyde

Lastly, as long as you’re getting your solid or engineered hardwood flooring from JAS certified PurezaWood, you can be certain your floor has no dangerous formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is bad for everyone, but it’s especially bad for those with weaker immune systems, like allergy sufferers. That’s why we source our hardwood from Vietnam, where quality control is of the utmost importance. And we never use formaldehyde in our luxury hardwood floors.

So trade your carpet for PurezaWood’s luxurious hardwood flooring and spare the allergy sufferers! We offer a number of cozy hardwood flooring alternatives to carpeting. If you want a homier look, like what carpet typically provides, we recommend our beautiful white oak wide plank flooring. Our hand scraped hardwood flooring provides that homey feel as well. Contact us today for more information!

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