When it comes to wanting an allergy free home, most would think that having only hard surfaces throughout your home would be beneficial. Mainly because of the fact hard surfaces are easy to mop and sweep clean. But with that comes with cold floors in the winter, more sound throughout your home and less texture to bring your interior design together.
Contrary to the belief, textiles can help keep your air clean and breathable against pet dander, mold and mildew spores, dust and pollen allergies.
While it may be easier to mop down and sweep hardwood and stone floors, you are subject to transferring those particles in the air making it easier for the allergens to go into your system and agitate you. Carpeting or Area Rugs can become a magnet for allergens, or pollen, meaning that these allergens are held to your floor and not your face. Some may say that these allergens can be released by sudden movements on the surface, but that same arguments hold for anything on a hard surface. In fact, it’s easier for an allergen to spread in the air with home that allergens cannot attach to.
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, they do not recommend ripping out wall-to-wall carpet or area rugs, most likely because of the benefit of not having the allergens airborne. Instead they recommend to vacuum once or twice a week to help keep allergens low.
A vacuuming routine with an allergen friendly vacuum and routine cleaning from a professional are the best way to ensure your rugs are Clean, Fresh and Bright!
With routine care, having rugs or carpets and textiles in your home can help you in the long run, keep noise at a minimum in your home and keep your floors warm in the winter. And less allergens in the air to affect you!