At odds is the question: Is it better that carpeting traps allergens to be vacuumed or is it better for them to be airborne on hard surface flooring?
Example articles we found:
- Lung association: How can carpeting impact health?
"These pollutants may become airborne when disturbed by renovations, vacuuming or even daily activities like walking across the carpet."
- Carpet, Asthma and Allergies – Myth or Reality
A panel of ten academic and industry researchers critically examine peer-reviewed and other credible science with regard to the positive / negative attributes of carpet in the modern indoor environment.
"a weight of evidence approach to evaluating existing medical and scientific studies is quite clear. Carpet does not cause asthma. VOC emissions from new carpet do not act as triggers for asthma or allergies. Carpet does not increase the incidence or severity of asthma or allergies in children and adults. From the standpoint of asthma and allergies, well maintained carpet is safe.."
Whatever rings true for you, Carpets Plus Wisconsin would like to be your flooring store for hard surface or for carpet.