Unfortunately for some, allergies aren’t just a springtime occurrence.
If you struggle year-round with pesky indoor allergies, you may want to consider switching up your floors this winter.
Winter allergies and causes
Contrary to popular belief, winter allergies are definitely real even though pollen isn’t much of a concern in the colder months. Indoor allergens are the biggest culprit during this time of year, and can be caused by:
With temperatures dropping and pets spending more time indoors, it’s only natural that more pet dander is lingering around on your furniture and carpet these days. You may not feel allergic to your pets, but this dander can turn into dust over time and really irritate your allergies.
When picking out that Christmas tree this year, make sure you take a closer look. Sometimes, these beautiful trees can bring mold into your home. Along with this, tracking in outdoor dampness onto your carpet creates the perfect breeding ground for mold and bacteria.
Dust mites are probably one of the biggest offenders when it comes to indoor allergies. They just keep coming back and are a part of every element of your home.
If you have a fireplace, heavy curtains or drapes can absorb the smoke odors and collect dust. Furnaces also push out mold spores and dust as they excrete warm air, and when you seal your house up to trap the heat, you trap these allergens in. Taking out those old Christmas decorations can also add dust to the air you’re breathing.
Because your floors are the largest surface inside your home, they tend to hold the most allergens–especially carpet.
Decorative concrete floors, on the other hand, are hypoallergenic. They don’t trap in allergens and allow for easy cleanup, all the while adding a beautiful, elegant look to your home.
In rooms where moisture is a problem (i.e., your bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room), decorative concrete can inhibit the growth of mold and mildew. Because it is non-porous and sealed, it’s also stain-resistant and easy to wipe up spills.
Mimic the look of real hardwood or stone floors and breathe easier by making the switch to concrete flooring today. At Port Aggregates, our concrete professionals pour over 40 years’ worth of experience into every project. Contact us to request a quote!