3 Reasons Why Allergy Sufferers Should Consider Concrete Flooring
If you or anyone in your household lives with upper respiratory problems, such as allergies or asthma, the indoor air quality of your home is probably a top-priority. Fortunately, there are several options that can help to improve and maintain a healthy indoor air environment. For example, many homeowners have purchased and installed a humidifier, air purifier, industrial-grade air ducts, filters and more in order to eliminate the risks of dust and airborne contaminants. But what many homeowners don’t know is that there is an excellent option for allergy-free flooring materials as well. With interior flooring made from concrete Cedar Falls homeowners who have upper respiratory problems can have cleaner, fresher and breathable interior air.
Carpet and Tile vs Concrete
One of the most common causes of irritants and complications with upper respiratory problems, such as allergies and asthma is carpeting. Not only does carpeting retain pollen, dust, dander, mold and other irritants, but it traps these contaminants in extremely large quantities that cannot be completely eliminated with vacuuming. Unfortunately, tile is almost as bad as carpet when it comes to collecting these irritants and indoor contaminants. Tiles seem to naturally attract dust particles and even with routine mopping, it continues to accumulate inside the grout, making it extremely hard to remove without aggressive scrubbing. On the other hand, concrete in Cedar Falls does not retain dust, pollen, mold or dander; making it a safer, healthier option for flooring materials.
Allergen Resistant and Stylish
Not only is a concrete floor an excellent alternative to allergen collecting flooring, such as carpet and tile, but it is also inexpensive, versatile, sleek and extremely stylish. Concrete in Cedar Falls is quickly becoming a popular choice in flooring for both homeowners and business owners, in part because of its resistance to allergens, but also because of the wide variety of colors, designs and textures to choose from. Interior concrete flooring is no longer the standard grey industrial looking flooring you may be familiar with, it is now can be styled to resemble cobblestone, brick, marble or even wood for a fraction of what it would cost for these other materials.
Impenetrable and Irritant Free
The clear, protective sealer on interior, decorative concrete flooring is impenetrable. This prevents bacteria, mold, dust, dander, dust mites, pollen and other contaminants from lingering inside the flooring and causing irritation for those with respiratory problems. Concrete in Cedar Falls is also easy to clean and maintain, which helps to further reduce foot-traffic and airborne contaminants from lingering indoors.
With the installation of flooring made from concrete Cedar Falls homes will have healthier, fresher air, which may lessen the onset and irritation of respiratory problems. Although having allergen free air in your home is an amazing accomplishment, there are also a number of other benefits you can expect with your concrete floor installation. For example, concrete flooring is environmentally-friendly, it is stain resistant, water resistant and energy efficient. It also helps to maintain steady indoor temperatures, which are also extremely beneficial for keeping asthma and allergies under control.
Kelly Concrete Co to schedule an appointment and to learn more about how our concrete flooring options can help you have an allergen-free home.