May 16, 2022 2 min read

Though seemingly countless homes make use of it, carpeting isn’t all that friendly of a flooring for those with allergies. While the material isn’t problematic in and of itself, it can harbor allergens trapped inside the fibers, according to Healthline. These allergens in turn get kicked up whenever someone steps on the carpet, resulting in that all-too-familiar, yet dreaded, sneezing and itching.

Luckily, there are plenty of flooring types that don’t hold onto allergens in this way and are therefore much better fits for allergy-prone households. Below, E Hardwoods & Flooring, where you can buy hardwood flooring online, discusses them below, alongside their many additional benefits.

Hardwood Flooring

Solid, sturdy, and allergy-friendly: that’s what best describes prefinished hardwood flooring! Additionally sometimes known as the “king” of flooring, it’s also the cream of the crop in terms of longevity. When properly cared for, your solid hardwood flooring will provide you and your family with decades upon decades of allergy-free stability.

This is thanks to their finish. When it’s properly maintained, this flooring type is sealed against allergens, dust, dander, and dust mites. Simply clean it regularly with a hardwood-flooring approved cleaner and you’ll be good to go.

Laminate Flooring

While it looks like hardwood, laminate is in reality something entirely different: a photorealistic image printed atop a layer of particleboard. That being said, like solid hardwood flooring, it doesn’t trap allergens, making it a great choice for your purposes. As a bonus, many brands of laminate flooring, like Mannington and Quick Step, offer models that are installable via the “floating floor” method, which drastically cuts down on or eliminates potentially problematic adhesives.

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

If you know what to shop for, engineered hardwood can also be an allergy-friendly option, as it too doesn’t trap dirt, dust, or similar materials. However, you’ll need to make sure that you can omit or reduce adhesives during the installation process. Opting for a floating or nail-down method of installation instead is much more allergy friendly; not all engineered hardwood flooring is compatible with this, though, so read the product descriptions carefully.

To learn more about flooring installation methods, check out our blog on the topic.

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