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Why Wooden Flooring: one of the most anti-allergic floor covering there is

Is there anything more precious than being healthy? Brick and mortar are valuable, but when it truly comes to it, no price-tag can be put on making sure you and your family stay healthy.

One of the most anti-allergic floor covering there is

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Real wooden flooring is one of the most anti-allergic floor covering there is. Over the last decades there has been an increase in the numbers of people suffering from allergies, eczema and Asthma.

The Healthy Flooring Network recommends to replace carpets with wooden flooring when you or one of your family members suffers from one or more of the above mentioned ailments/illness

"Wall-to-wall carpet suggests luxury, comfort and warmth, but the appeal diminishes when we look a little closer. Carpets harbour dust, which leads to a build up of dust mites and dust mite allergen – an important trigger for asthma and other allergies. One square meter of carpet can contain up to 100.000 dust mites. Babies and young children exposed to such allergens can become sensitised to them and develop asthma and allergies in later life.

Conventional cleaning, even with the newer types of high-powered vacuum cleaners is not sufficient to remove dust mites and doesn’t have the same impact on asthma symptoms as complete removal of carpet.
However, the cheapest alternative smooth flooring are made of PVC, also known as vinyl, which is a major source of toxic and sometimes persistent substances in the environment. Some research also suggest the softeners in PVC itself may contribute to asthma incidence."

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