Flooring Options for the Allergy Prone


Allergies are the worst. The coughing, wheezing, runny nose that last for all of the warmer months. There’s no way around it, feeling like you can’t breathe properly is awful. While easy to clean and allergy neutral floors like concrete and tile have been dominating public spaces, our homes are often still floored wall to wall with carpet. Thankfully, there are a lot of options for people who want to leave the dustmites and the allergy symptoms behind.

Tile and Cement. We already mentioned that many public spaces – just look at your local school or metro – are using tile and cement as their flooring option of choice. Tile comes in a huge variety of materials from the usual ceramic or porcelain to glass, slate, even recycled rubber! Any of these materials have been manufactured to be impermeable to moulds and unfriendly to dust mites. Whether you prefer tile or cement, both options are very durable and can easily span across generations.

Bamboo and Cork. These two flooring options aren’t the only natural choices for providing allergy-relief; hardwood floors can also benefit people suffering from allergies. However, both cork and bamboo are great environmental choices. They come from highly renewable resources and look fantastic in almost any room. Cork is water resistant though not water proof and is a good option for a kitchen. Bamboo, like most wood flooring, probably shouldn’t be installed in the bathrooms, kitchen, or laundry room.

Natural Linoleum. Not the vinyl flooring you may associate with the name lino, this biodegradable option is perfect for cutting allergies without sacrificing the the unlimited options that come with carpet. Natural Linoleum comes in hundred of colours and texture, and is an obvious choice when replacing bright carpeting.

While we can’t help you with the pollen or animal dander, Timbertown carries many option for decreases allergies inside of your home. We sell a range of hardwood, cork, and laminate options; we also carry composite flooring which is a blend of natural wood and adhesive.  If you have any questions about hypoallergenic floor option, give us a call or come into the location most convenient for you.