Hypoallergenic carpet – Is there such a thing?
Yes, there is. And despite persistent myths, you can have a carpet installation even if you have allergies or asthma.
You need to know how to look for the right things. We'll tell you how.
Most rugs today are hypoallergenic to some extent
Some styles and fibers, though, are more effective than others.
Low-pile rugs are an excellent choice because they're so easy to clean. In addition, the yarns are short and tight, so they don't shed fibers.
Some synthetic fibers, such as nylon and olefin (polypropylene), repel mold and mildew, where homes in humid climates can be especially prone. A nylon carpet also causes pollen to dry, flounder, and fail.
These substances trigger runny eyes, coughing and wheezing, and itchiness. Synthetics are hypoallergenic, affordable, fashionable, and, depending on style, soft.
Acting as an air filter
What vacuuming doesn't pick up gets trapped in the fibers. Those particles will remain there until the rug is deep-cleaned.
That means carpets take those particles out of the breathing zone. Unlike sweeping, they don't circulate in the air to breathe. That improves indoor air quality.
New carpets don't emit volatile organic compounds. You'll learn more when you visit our carpet store in Sandy Springs, GA. Instead, they create that "new smell" that we all love–--but they are also significant triggers for allergies.
Stop by our carpet store in Sandy Springs, GA
We'll help you find the ideal carpet for your home at the family-owned company, Great American Floors. We also offer great prices, outstanding installations, and terrific customer service.
Visit our showroom in Sandy Springs, GA. You'll be wowed by our extensive inventory of brands such as SmartStrand, Karastan, Mohawk, etc. We work on residential and commercial projects in Sandy Springs, Roswell, Dunwoody, Marietta, Norcross, Alpharetta, and Atlanta, GA.