Did you know that more than 30 million Americans are allergic to dust mites and pet dander? One of the best ways to reduce allergens in your home is to replace carpeting with wood floors. Carpet fibers trap dust, pet dander, and other allergens and it is virtually impossible to make sure they are totally allergen-free. Wood floors have no fibers for things to get caught in. When there is dust, it is easily seen and removed, which makes them the healthy flooring option.
Dust mites- Dust mites are teeny tiny little creatures that can’t be seen with the naked eye. They live in places where there are fibers to hide in, such as carpeting, mattresses and upholstered furniture. Although their entire life cycle is only a matter of months, these microscopic creepy-crawlies can cause lots of allergic reactions.
Pet dander- Your pets are part of your family. Sadly, many people are allergic to dander from dogs and cats. If your home has carpeting, that dander can just get trapped. With wood floors, you can keep pet dander off your floors quickly and easily.
Pesticides- While you most certainly don’t use pesticides inside your home, they can still find their way in on the bottoms of your shoes. All those gross chemicals would just get trapped in carpeting. Wood floors are exceedingly easy to clean and maintain, for a pesticide-free home.
While installing wood floors in your home will significantly reduce the likelihood of lurking allergens, it doesn’t eliminate the risk. Once the gorgeous new flooring is installed, it needs to be maintained. A microfiber dust mop is perfectly fine for everyday cleaning. Be sure to change out the cleaning pad frequently, to prevent spreading dust and allergens. Your wood floors can be mopped, but don’t do this too often and try to keep moisture at a minimum because moisture can damage the wood. If you have any questions at all about installing new wood floors in 2019, contact the professionals at Jason Brown Wood Floors today!
Hardwood Flooring Installation and Maintenance from Jason Brown Wood Floors
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.