Carpet has long been a popular floor choice, due to the softness and warmth underfoot, but more recently as consumers have become more concerned about the health and safety of products, you may want to consider some of the following points about carpet.
Did you know that carpets can trap pollutants? Here is what the American Lung Association warns about carpet:
Carpets may trap pollutants like dust mites, pet dander, cockroach allergens, particle pollution, lead, mold spores, pesticides dirt and dust. Toxic gases in the air can stick to small particles that settle into carpets. These pollutants may become airborne during renovations, vacuuming or even daily activities like walking on carpet. In the home, children are more likely to be exposed to pollution in carpets. They spend time playing on the floor and place their hands in their mouths. If a large area is covered in carpet, it may be very difficult to remove indoor air pollutants and allergens.
Other options to carpet:
If you enjoy the warmth of carpet, but are worried about the health and safety of wall to wall carpet, you may want to consider one of the following.