Which is better for allergies, hard floors or carpet?

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Sponsored - Think you need to give up the comfort and affordability of carpet because of problems with allergies and asthma? Actually you may be surprised to learn the opposite is true! Studies have shown that properly cleaned carpet helps reduce symptoms and is actually the best flooring choice for those dealing with asthma and allergies.

While it may seem counter-intuitive to expect carpet to improve indoor air quality, it actually does have a very positive effect. Common household particles, like dust, pollen and pet dander, naturally fall to the floor thanks to gravity. Carpet traps these particles, away from the breathing zone and reduces their circulation in the air. As long as you properly vacuum and use professional cleaning, dust and allergens can be removed from the carpet to help keep them out of the air your family breathes.​

Worried about mold? When carpet is kept clean and dry mold can’t grow on synthetic fibers. Want more information about your flooring choices? The flooring experts at Custom Carpets frequently advise customers on the best carpet for busy families and answer many indoor air quality questions.

Custom Carpets says carpet is a great choice for many busy families because of the value and performance, but also because carpets cushion falls, and dampen noise making your home easier for learning and homework. Today’s carpets are also engineered to stand up to tough spills and stains from kids and pets, resist fading and handle heavy foot traffic from busy families.

With thousands of styles and colors being released every year, selecting the right carpet to match your needs can be a very challenging task. Carpet is available in many different textures, constructions, colors, and designs - which will open the doors to virtually any interior design that you can imagine.