Allergies and Floors

There is no denying hardwood floors add warmth, beauty and a high end feel to any home.13993279033_bcef45cfce_k
What most people don’t realize are the true health benefits of hardwood floors in the home.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that American consumers spend 90% of their time indoors. 65% of that time is in there home.
Organic pollutants can be 5 to100 times higher inside your home as opposed to the outside.
Dust, allergens and chemicals in the home significantly contribute to this pollution.
This means your home, the place you consider the safest, is exposing you to a large amount of hazardous pollutants on a daily basis.
Floors compromise the largest surface area capable of trapping harmful pollutants like dust and allergens.
The Mayo Clinic recommends removing carpet in the home and replacing it with hard surfaces such as hardwood flooring. This makes it more difficult for allergens to penetrate and cling to the floor.