Carpet or no carpet? Timber or tiles? Vacuum or mop? Making decisions about the right flooring for your home can be tricky when you have asthma or allergies.
Some sources say people with asthma and allergies should replace carpet with hard flooring, but this isn’t always the best option.
Carpets can trap allergens in their pile, while hard floors allow the allergens to float around. However, some modern carpets contain products that reduce mould and dust mites, which are common asthma and allergy triggers.
It’s important to consider what the triggers are in your home to make sure you find the most suitable product.
Learn more about the different flooring types below.