Hypoallergenic Carpet – Do You Need One?

Young woman laying on the carpet

Carpet has always been known to collect dust and pollen, which are common allergens. It can be really challenging to remove these allergy-triggers from your home – especially if you have carpet floors. That’s what most people believe.

Because of this generalized belief, many homeowners who are also asthma sufferers choose to install hard flooring. But what they do not know is they actually have an option! There are hypoallergenic carpets now that can keep allergens to a minimum so you won’t have to worry about non-stop sneezing at home!

Here are some things you need to know about hypoallergenic carpets:

Hypoallergenic carpets are designed to reduce the allergens in your home significantly. They can come in a variety of materials, but the most common ones include:

Nylon which is resistant to dirt, mildew, and moisture

Olefin which is also moisture and mildew-resistant

Polypropylene which also resists mildew and moisture

There are also natural fibres used for hypoallergenic carpets that are made with no oils, petroleum, or high-emission chemicals. These natural fibres include:

Hemp

Wool

Sisal

Sea Grass

If you are going to choose natural fibres, it is recommended that you opt for tightly-woven carpeting because it can trap allergens that you can easily vacuum up.

Allergy-Friendly Glues and Pads

Unfortunately, allergies may also be triggered by the padding and the glue used underneath your carpeting. Sometimes it is not enough to swap conventional carpets for natural fibre. You want to make sure that allergy-friendly pads and glues are also used.

For the padding, you should go for one that has antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial properties, as well as moisture-resistant. Also, ask your flooring installer to use low-VOC glues so you can keep the air in your home clean and safe.

Can Hypoallergenic Carpets Eliminate All Allergens

While hypoallergenic carpeting won’t be able to keep all types of allergens out of your house, it can definitely reduce them. That helps ensure that there are fewer attacks! Of course, it is important that you also have a high-quality vacuum cleaner if you’re going to have carpet flooring. Keeping all the surfaces (not just the floor) of your home clean always is also one of the best ways to minimize allergens inside the house.

So, are you ready to choose a hypoallergenic carpet for your home? If you are, don’t forget to check out our amazing hypoallergenic carpet selection at Tony’s Flooring Centre!