What types of flooring are hypoallergenic, and why?

What types of flooring are hypoallergenic, and why?


Hypoallergenic is a term that means something is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. But, of course, we all know allergies can be the bane of our existence, so when shopping for new floors, choosing a hypoallergenic option would be a good idea.

There are more options for hypoallergenic flooring than you may think. Hypoallergenic flooring can help you feel and breathe better on a day-to-day basis.

What flooring is hypoallergenic?


There are different options available for hypoallergenic flooring. These include hardwood, cork, natural fiber, low-pile carpeting, linoleum, laminate, and luxury vinyl flooring.

Hardwood floors are one of the best options for flooring because they are long-lasting, durable, and hypoallergenic. They don't hold mold, dust, or pollen, and they can all be easily wiped away.

New floors like cork contain suberin, which by definition is an impermeable, waxy substance. Suberin makes the cork material antimicrobial and resistant to mold, mildew, and other harmful indoor air quality.

If you like carpets, there are many options of low-pile or natural fiber carpeting that are hypoallergenic. Wool carpets are genuine and can be low-pile, meaning a shorter strand.

Other than all-natural flooring, some synthetic options are also hypoallergenic. For example, laminate and luxury vinyl flooring are synthetic options you can find at our flooring company that won't hold dust or dirt and are highly resistant to mold and mildew.

Where to go for hypoallergenic flooring


At Raleigh Floor Coverings International/Kester Consulting LLC, we have an extensive catalog of all these hypoallergenic flooring types. We have cork, low-pile carpeting, luxury vinyl, hardwood, laminate, and linoleum.

Feel free to visit us when ready to find your perfect hypoallergenic solution. We look forward to working toward your dream flooring.

Our main flooring store is located in Garner, NC. We provide service to the following areas In NC:

·        Raleigh

·        Clayton

·        Cary

·        Durham

·        Wake Forest

·        Apex

·        North Raleigh

·        Holly Springs

·        Morrisville