Yes, scientific studies have proven time and again that carpet flooring is fine for those with allergies, asthma, and respiratory challenges.
Carpet = Air filter
Vacuuming is excellent, and we recommend that you do it at least once a week for routine care. However, it only catches the surface dirt, and the rest of the particles get trapped into the fibers. They remain there until they're scrubbed out with deep cleaning, taken out of the breathing zone, and not circulated in the air for you to breathe.
New carpet floors are one of the lowest emitters of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), harmful substances that can exacerbate respiratory issues. In addition, when clean and dry, mold cannot grow on synthetic rug fibers. Remember that you also need to exercise care when choosing adhesives, padding, and other accessories.
Addressing environmental concerns
It's also of note that the carpet flooring industry has been at the forefront of the "green" movement with the "3Rs–reduce, recycle and reuse" program. This keeps it out of the landfills by reusing it to make new soft surfaces or become roof shingles or car parts, among others.
Other carpet benefits include:
1. Style: Today's rugs come with extra durability and stain resistance, as well as numerous colors, designs, constructions, and price points. There's something for everyone, as you'll see in our showroom when shopping for carpet in Santa Ana, CA.
2. Noise insulation. It deadens footsteps, sounds from beeping devices, and muffled conversation. There's also temperature insulation for carpet and padding; an already-warm room will stay toasty while a chilly one will remain that way.
3. Traction with cushioning to soften falls if they happen.
Your area carpet flooring expert
For over 60 years, Avalon Wood Flooring has been the #1 source for carpet floors. Visit our showroom today; our knowledgeable staff will also provide you with a free quote. We service Santa Ana, Irvine, Newport Beach, and Corona Del Mar, CA.