If you suffer from allergies or asthma, changing out your home’s carpets for hardwood flooring could significantly reduce your symptoms. While installing hardwood floors may not be a small home improvement project, it is definitely worthwhile if it can help you or your family members feel healthier.
What’s Hiding In My Carpet?
For many allergy sufferers, the main triggers are often dust, pet dander, pollen, and dust mites. Carpets and rugs are notorious for collecting and trapping these allergens and causing itchy eyes, runny nose, skin rashes, headaches, and the like. The worst place for carpets is a bedroom since you are then exposed to carpet dust and allergens all night long. By replacing old carpets with non-porous surfaces such as hardwood floors, allergens have nowhere to hide and can be easily swept, vacuumed or mopped up.
What About Triggering My Allergy Symptoms During Flooring Installation?
The removal of old carpet can cause the release of some allergens into your home environment, so you’ll want to be careful when ripping it out and disposing of it. At Floor Craft Sanding, our professional hardwood flooring installers are highly skilled and knowledgeable and work to the highest standards. That being said, it is natural for a small amount of dust to be created during the installation process. One option to keep the dust down is to choose pre-finished wood flooring which is finished and sanded by the manufacturer rather than on-site in your home. As well, some wood finishes emit small amounts of VOCs for a short period of time after installation; if this is an issue for you, it is important to communicate with us to let us know of any concerns before the work begins.
Keeping Your Wood Flooring Allergen-Free
Once your hardwood flooring has been installed, it is quite simple to keep clean, well-maintained and free of allergens. By following our hardwood floor maintenance guidelines, you will keep the allergies at bay and maintain the beautiful condition of your floors for years to come.
Removing allergen-laden carpets and replacing them with wood flooring can have a significant impact on reducing asthma and allergy symptoms. And, the added bonus is that you now have beautiful new hardwood floors that add value to your home. Start down the road to better health in your Indianapolis home today by contacting the experts at Floor Craft Sanding at 317-759-2575.