Can People with Asthma & Allergies Own Carpet?

You may have heard that hardwood floors are the best option for people who suffer from asthma or household allergens. With hardwood floors being a fantastic solution, we are here to dive deeper into the age-old question of “can people with asthma and allergies own carpet?” Let’s found it.  

Can People with Asthma and Allergies Own Carpet?

1. A Clean Carpet = A Happy Home. 

Often times, the fibers within our carpet trap particles like dust, pollen, and pet dander inside of our carpet. Theoretically, this would remove the particles from the air that we are breathing every day; therefore, with a routine vacuum cleaning, you can actually help remove dust and common allergens from your carpet and in essence, from the air, you breathe. In a sense, one could suggest that carpet serves as an “air filter” and just like any other filter, it just needs to be cleaned out to serve a proper purpose. 

2. Indoor Air Quality. 

What if we told you that carpet has actually shown to improve the air quality inside of homes? Well, it is true. In recent studies, experts have found that carpet can have a positive effect on air quality. It is also known to have the lowest volatile organic compound emission out of all of the flooring choices. Homeowners have found that choosing carpet helps to improve their symptoms from asthma and household allergens. 

If you are interested in reading more, please visit one of these sites for their official studies: 

1. Airmid Healthcare of Ireland Study.

2. DAAB Study (German Allergy and Asthma Society).

3. New England Journal of Medicine Inner-City Asthma Study. 

For information on air quality regulations, please visit: 

1. Green Label Plus Indoor Air Quality Standard. 

**These official sources were provided by Mohawk Flooring. 

We do recommend that you take into consideration your own lifestyle, health, allergens, and/or asthma before choosing carpet. Results are not 100% certain for every homeowner and they may vary. Consider talking to your physician before moving forward in the purchasing process.