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MAY172017
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Wood Flooring for Asthma and Allergies

More and more we are being asked to fit wood flooring or strip out carpets and sand existing floorboards when people within the household suffer with allergies

Carpeting acts as a reservoir for allergy causing substances (allergens) that trigger asthma attacks and other allergic reactions. Carpeting in bedrooms can be the most problematic as it exposes you to carpet dust throughout the night.

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A close up of dust mites living off the dirt in our carpets!

Hard - Surface flooring such as wood is much easier to keep free of dust mites, pollen, pet dander (dead skin cells and pet hair) and other allergens. A simple vacuum and damp mop will suffice to keep your wood floors clear of allergens. A carpet will contain many more ‘nasties’ after vacuuming unless it is frequently steam cleaned and even then it will have far more allergens within the pile than a wood floor will.

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We completed a job for a family who had two young boys and one of the boys suffered with asthma. By removing the carpets in the upstairs bedrooms and the landing and sanding & sealing the wood floors his asthma improved literally overnight.

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For any more help and advice please feel free to call us on 01962 733016, email info@alresfordinteriors.co.uk or pop into our workshop and we can get your flooring project off the ground today! 

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