Is carpet safe for those with allergies?

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It’s a common misconception that hard floors are better for those with allergies. Actually, in some ways carpet can be better! Why? Well, simply put, what falls to the carpet stays on the carpet - until you vacuum. Allergens such as common dust, pet dander, and other pollutants stay on the carpet until vacuumed, unlike smooth surfaces that allow these particles to recirculate in the air. Properly maintained carpet leads to improved air quality and a healthier indoor environment.  This is because regular vacuuming (with a machine certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute) locks pollutants in the machine and removes them from the air you breath.

For more information, check out research on our Allergies page.


Jennifer Lucas