Good Flooring For People With Allergies or Asthma

While you might want carpeted floor, you can’t have them because of the allergies you or a member of your family struggle with. If you are looking for an alternative, cork flooring might be of interest to you. It has many virtues, being durable, easy to maintain, naturally sustainable, comfortable, and attractive. Oh, and of course it has qualities that make it a great option for allergy sufferers.

This material brings warmth to any space, as well as being a good cushion for those who walk upon it. Modern advancements have made cork resistant to damage caused by foot traffic, and on average need little maintenance, because they are coated with a special finish.  However, they are not infallible, and should be treated like all other natural flooring.

To harvest cork, only the bark of the tree is removed, which grows back to be re-harvested at a later date. Therefore, it is an environmentally friendly choice. It is also user friendly in that to clean it you need only vacuum, and wipe with a damp mop (without the use of stringent cleaners).

Finally, and the reason we started this discussion; these floors are fungus and bacteria resistant. As well, they do not absorb dust, making then most agreeable to those with allergies or asthma.