If you have seasonal allergies, this time of year can be especially difficult. While everyone else is soaking up the last bits of summer, cooling temperatures, and gearing up for fall, you are suffering.

The outdoor environment and seasonal changes are usually the main culprit of seasonal allergies, which means those who suffer tend to seek refuge in their homes. Unfortunately, indoor conditions can contribute to heightened allergy and asthma problems this time of year too. Have you ever thought about this:

  • Bedrooms harbor more dust mites than any other room
  • Plain old house dust is the main culprit for setting off indoor allergies 
  • Mold spores grow in hidden moisture spots in bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms

Harmful allergens can be living all over your home. Luckily there are measures you can take to reduce your exposure. You may want to consider starting with decorative or stamped concrete floors in Ohio. Concrete is an exceptional material when it comes to reducing allergens in your home. We will go over how this is done in the rest of this post. 

Until then know that with options ranging from stains, paints, stamps, and resurfacing, concrete floors can be a great addition to any aesthetic and design your home might have, while also reducing allergens. 

If this interests you, contact our team at Select Flooring Systems. 

Concrete Floors Reduce Dust Allergens

Dust is the number one contributor to indoor allergens and your floors are the largest surface in the home that collects dust. Flooring that attracts and holds dust, like carpeting and rough surfaces on wood or grouted tiles, are harder and more time-consuming to clean, which can result in ignored (and very dusty) floors. 

On the contrary, virtually nothing sticks to sealed concrete flooring. Dust bunnies can be quickly seen and cleaned and a quick mop can remove dirt. 

Concrete floors Reduce Moisture

Floors can be a source of moisture problems within your home, especially basement floors. Carpet, or really any textured surface with seams or grouts can be notorious for collecting moisture. Moisture in your floors can be a result of water damage, spills, pet accidents, and more. No matter where it comes from it can grow mold, and bacteria, and leave lingering smells. This can all be triggering allergy reactions.

Stamped concrete floors are water resistant and have finishing that will resist any spills, stains or mess. 

Concrete Floors Improve indoor air quality 

Overall concrete flooring can help improve the air quality in your home by reducing toxins. 

First and foremost, there are no chemical emissions from our resurfacing products that are low-to-no VOC (volatile organic compounds), whereas most carpet is made from synthetic fibers that have been treated with chemicals that “outgas” into your home, releasing VOCs for months after installation. Hardwood, grout, and carpet flooring all require specialty products to clean them and remove stains, but decorative concrete floors only require occasional wet mopping with a neutral-pH mild cleaner like Dawn dish soap. The less chemicals introduced into your home, the cleaner air quality you will enjoy.

The Benefits of Decorative Concrete Flooring

Whether it is painted, polished, stained, or stamped, decorative concrete flooring has a variety of benefits for your home. As an allergy sufferer, you will appreciate the reduced allergens trapped in your floors and the cleaner air to breathe. As a homeowner, you can enhance the design and beauty in your home with any custom finish you desire. 

To get started on your stamped concrete in Ohio contact our team at Select Flooring Systems today!