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Allergy-Friendly Flooring Options

Allergies and carpets do not complement each other well. If you are refurbishing your flooring, there will be several options to consider, and the decision is going to be difficult. There are innumerable factors you must think about before committing to the appropriate flooring options for your commercial and residential properties.

Some of the essential things that preoccupy your mind include the budget for flooring, the level of commitment it requires to maintain the flooring, the safety and durability of the flooring and how accurately it fits your personality and home decor.

Contrary to popular belief that carpet flooring options are not safe for patients with asthma, new studies reveal that they are equally good as tile, vinyl, and wood. Volatile organic compounds (VOC) can have an impact on your health based on the flooring options you choose for your home and office spaces.

Expert Opinion

Carpets are harmful to patients with asthma as they hold back pollutants animal dander, pollen, allergens, and dust mite. One out of ten people in Australia suffer from asthma and 80% of its population go through severe allergies like hay fever. It is an overwhelming decision to make but you need to think thoroughly about the consequences of your flooring options. So, if you want to safeguard the health and wellbeing of your family, allergy-friendly flooring solutions are your only choices. It is important to determine the relation between VOC and flooring to understand how it can affect the health of your loved ones and you.

Here are some of the finest allergy-friend flooring options to meet your needs and budgets:

  1. Nylon Carpets - These carpets are made out of man-made fibre that helps resist pollutants, dirt, mildew, moisture and allergens. Nylon carpets with low pile height and short cut fibre are great flooring alternatives for people who are prone to allergies and have asthma. They are a good flooring option because it is easy to clean and maintain nylon carpets.
  2. Linoleum - This is a natural flooring material extracted out of linseed oil and other important natural resources. Lino flooring is one of the best flooring options in general irrespective of whether or not you suffer from asthma and allergies. It is an eco-friendly option that naturally combats pollutants and allergens, ensuring a superior environment around you.
  3. Natural Carpets - Such carpets can be made from seagrass, wool and many other natural resources. Natural carpets are resistant to harmful bacteria and prevent allergens to go airborne. An eco-friendly option that is best suited for people with allergies and asthma.
  4. Vinyl Flooring - This is a hard surface flooring option similar to that of linoleum. They have an anti-allergic nature, are easy to clean and requires low maintenance. However, it is important to remember that low-grade vinyl flooring materials can lead to VOC gas emissions. It is essential to get in touch with experts and look for a premium vinyl flooring option.


Natural carpets and linoleum or vinyl flooring options are the best for people who are prone to allergies and have asthma. Choose from a range of competitive pricing for your vinyl flooring options. Also, make sure that your flooring solutions come with a workmanship guarantee for a long life!

Arrange a Free Measure and Quote

len harmerLen likes to personally attend and inspect your property, whether commercial or residential, offering free measurement and quotation for a perfect flooring solution.

Trust Carpets By Design to avail outstanding value for money on world-class carpets and vinyl flooring options based on your requirements and budget.

Contact us today to check out our outstanding services and book your free inspection. Call Len directly on 0431 034 099 or 07 3823 5393 to discuss your requirements.