Dust mites are the hidden enemies of those who struggle with allergies and asthma. They coat our floors and furniture and without regular clean up can leave many people sneezing and running to grab a tissue.
The question for every new homeowner – especially those who are about to be parents – is: “what are the best options for me for my new home? What would look the best, be the most practical and be the most beneficial for my family?”
In the realm of flooring, many families are turning from carpet flooring to wood flooring. While carpet floors are beautiful and soft to walk on, they also are absorbers. They absorb everything that comes in contact, including dust mites. Carpets are difficult to get fully cleaned, and so they collect years of dust in them, making it a bad atmosphere for those who suffer from allergies. The only way to get a carpet clean is to do deep cleaning. While this is a solution, it’s not practical to do often.
On the other hand, wood flooring is easy to clean. All you have to do is sweep or vacuum regularly, and the dust gets taken care of. While you can’t avoid dust collecting in your house, you can be proactive about cleaning it up, and hardwood floors are the easiest way to go to keep your house clean.
If you are considering getting hardwood flooring, there are several things that you want to consider. Atlanta Hardwood Flooring’s website has great information about stuff to think about when you are looking at hardwood floor installation.
Make sure that you have an educated flooring contractor that can help you make the best decisions about selecting wood flooring. The one potential danger that could cause harm to those who have allergies & asthma is mold. It is not advisable to install hardwood flooring in the basement where moisture content is higher or in the bathroom, as this can easily lead to molding.
At the end of the day, we are looking for the way to best care for our families and find the easiest ways to do so. Hardwood flooring is beautiful and easy to care for, making our lives simpler so we can enjoy more time with the family.