Allergy Proof Your Home with Natural Fiber Rugs
If you or someone in your family has allergies or asthma, allergy proofing your home is important. One way to allergy proof your home is to look at your flooring. Many allergists and the Mayo Clinic advise removing carpeting and using hardwood or linoleum floors. Dust mites love soft plush rugs. So do mold spores, pet fur and pet dander.
If that is not an option or you would still like to have a rug in the room, consider tightly woven natural fiber rugs such as sisal and seagrass rugs. They’re easier to keep clean. In fact, the use of natural fiber rugs is actually better than plain hardwood or linoleum floors because rugs can trap dust and allergens and keep them from circulating in the air. Then, they can then be vacuumed up. It is suggested that you vacuum with a vacuum cleaner that has a small particle or high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter at least once a week to suck up dust and other allergens.