According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) over 50 million people in the United States suffer from allergies. For families who have to contend with allergies flooring choices are a major consideration.

There’s a perception among consumers that carpet is the absolute WORST flooring option for folks with allergies. We want to set the record straight on this myth: carpet is actually one of the better flooring options for allergy sufferers.

Dander, pet hair, dust mites, dirt and other allergens can work into the fibers and backing of carpet.  This is true. One school of thought is that with hard surface flooring these particles circulate in the home as the HVAC system moves air and contaminates throughout the spaces. In effect, there is no place for particulates, dust, etc., to ‘lodge’. In the case of carpet, with proper maintenance (regular and proper vacuuming) allergens can be easily removed.

Carpet may be your best bet for controlling allergies in your home, but the absolute best carpet for the job is Mohawk’s Air.o carpet. Air.o uses special fibers and an integrated pad that makes it the new ‘go-to’ hypoallergenic carpet. Here’s how.

Fibers

Air.o is constructed using finely finished face yarn which makes it incredibly soft and flexible. Even more, it doesn’t use latex or similar materials which contain VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that irritate your nose or throat and may trigger allergies. These VOCs are also responsible for that ‘new carpet smell’ that some people don’t like.

The face yarn creates better airflow through the fibers, making it easier for allergens like dust mites, hair and pet dander to be sucked up through your vacuum. This makes it ideal for homes with families and pets that spend a lot of time on their floors.

Pad

Typically, when carpet is installed, it is stretched over a separate pad that has been affixed to the subfloor. Among other things, pad provides comfort and softness underfoot. Air.o carpet defies the norm; it is made with an integrated, all-in-one cushion that is attached to the carpet!

There are some significant benefits with this innovation. For homeowners the carpet/pad can be cleaned much more effectively – basically, you’re vacuuming two layers of material, not one.  The standard backing is of a premium density, so lots of comfort. And it’s soft, so no major accidental scrapes around door jambs or walls during the installation process.

And since this is a 2-in-1 product, Air.o carpet can be installed in about half the time of normal carpet.  In addition to these benefits Air,o is 100% recyclable – the first of it’s kind in the carpet industry!

If you have allergy concerns in your home but still want to enjoy the softness and comfort of carpet, Mohawk’s Air.o is the perfect carpet for you! Call 317-879-TISH (8474) to schedule a free, in-home consultation and see samples of Air.o carpet right in your own home!