When you have allergies, you know how important choosing new floors can be. Finding something that doesn’t trap dust or pollen is essential. Here at Floor Coverings International Montco, we have a number of hypoallergenic floors available, and our experts can help you choose the best product for your Montco home. Below are a few of our favorite types of flooring for homeowners with allergies, asthma, or chemical sensitivity.
Hardwood floors are void of nooks and crannies that would otherwise harbor dust and allergens. Hardwood is also an all-natural product, meaning that it is a good choice for individuals who are sensitive to synthetic materials. Be sure to stick to water-based polyurethane or varnish when finishing your hardwoods, as solvent-based finishes can be irritating. Bamboo is a similar flooring choice but has the added bonus of being eco-friendly.
Cork is an all-natural material derived from the bark of the cork oak tree. This bark is used to protect the tree from threats such as fire and insects. When converted into flooring, cork retains its many amazing properties, making it a naturally hypoallergenic floor. Cork floors are smooth and will keep dust, dirt, pollen, and other allergens on the surface where they are easy to clean. They are also all natural, and as long as you stick to a water-based finish, cork floors are safe for chemical-sensitive individuals too.
Linoleum makes for great a hypoallergenic floor because its nonporous surface is easily cleaned, doesn’t produce static cling, and will not trap allergens. Linoleum is also all-natural and free of chemicals that could otherwise emit irritating fumes, unlike vinyl. Genuine linoleum is free of synthetic materials, making it not only hypoallergenic but also eco-friendly.
The options above include just some of our favorite hypoallergenic flooring choices. There are many other options on the market, and the experts at Floor Coverings International Montco can help you select the best one for your Montco home. Contact us today for your free in-home consultation! We proudly serve the greater King of Prussia, Lafayette Hill, Blue Bell areas.
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