Carpet is not typically associated with improved indoor air quality, but surprisingly it has a very positive effect on the air in your home. This is because gravity causes common household particles, like dust, pollen, pet and insect dander, to fall to the floor. Here’s where the benefits of carpet come into play. Carpet traps these particles, removing them from the breathing zone and reducing their circulation in the air, which is not the case with hardwood flooring. Proper carpet cleaning with a good vacuum cleaner then removes these dust and allergen particles from the carpet and keeps them out of the air we breathe.
The Asthma and Allergies Myth
It’s a common misconception that people with asthma and allergies should avoid carpet in their homes. In fact, the opposite is actually true. Studies have shown that properly cleaned carpet helps reduce symptoms and is the best flooring choice for people who suffer from allergies and asthma.
If carpet is kept clean and dry, mold cannot grow on its synthetic fibers. Carpet is recognized as one of the lowest emitters of volatile organic compounds among flooring choices and interior finishes.
The bottom line for Costen Floors is we have it all, wall to wall, when it comes to your flooring needs. Still family owned and operated, Costen Floors is committed to providing quality through every step of the flooring process-and backs this commitment with a level of personalized service that’s unmatched in the industry.
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