Living with allergies can be challenging, especially when it comes to managing indoor allergens. One of the key contributors to indoor allergies is the type of flooring in our homes.
Certain flooring materials can harbour dust, pollen, and other allergens, which can set off allergy symptoms. However, by choosing the right flooring options, you can create an allergen-friendly environment and enjoy a healthier, more comfortable living space.
At Frank’s, we have a wide range of flooring options to help reduce indoor allergens and create an allergy-friendly home.
Hardwood flooring is an excellent choice for allergy sufferers due to its smooth surface, which makes it easy to clean and prevents the accumulation of dust and allergens.
Unlike carpet or rugs, hardwood floors do not trap allergens, and any allergens that settle on the surface can be easily swept or mopped away.
Additionally, hardwood floors are resistant to mould growth, reducing the risk of mould-related allergies. To maximise allergen reduction, opt for sealed hardwood floors, which provide an extra barrier against allergens penetrating the wood.
Laminate is another favourable option for allergy sufferers. It consists of a synthetic layered material that mimics the appearance of hardwood. Like hardwood, laminate has a smooth surface that resists the accumulation of allergens.
It is also easy to clean, requiring simple sweeping or damp mopping to remove dust and other allergens.
Vinyl, particularly luxury vinyl tiles, offers a versatile and allergy-friendly option. It is highly resistant to moisture, preventing mould growth, and provides a smooth surface that is easy to clean.
At Frank’s, we stock vinyl in a wide range of designs, allowing you to achieve the look of hardwood or stone without the allergen-trapping concerns.
When it comes to creating an allergy-friendly home, choosing the right floor material is essential. Hardwood, laminate, and vinyl are all excellent choices for reducing indoor allergens.
These materials provide smooth surfaces that are easy to clean and do not trap allergens like dust mites, pet dander, or pollen.
Pop down to your nearby store and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect flooring to transform your home.