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Metro Flooring Helps You Choose Asthma-Friendly Carpeting

If you're an allergy or asthma sufferer, you're well-aware of how important it is to maintain a clean indoor environment. When you can't breathe properly, day-to-day life can sometimes feel like a struggle, and all you want is a place where you can relax and take a deep breath of clean air. With Metro Flooring, our San Diego, CA showroom experts are here to help you find premium surfacing materials, fibers that create a healthy environment for a happier, stress-free life.

Modern Research
According to several recent studies, there's been a lot of investigations with regards to asthma, flooring, and carpets. For decades, people were wrongly informed about carpeting, and those with asthma were told to get rid of their soft surfacing. However, thanks to current findings, that information should be thrown away as well. In the end, fiber options entrap airborne pollutants and allergens, providing homeowners with a way to eliminate them altogether, once they deep clean or vacuum their carpets.

Selecting Fabulous Fibers
As with pretty much every single product on the market, not all fibers are created equal. SmartStrand? Naturals, for example, are a truly premium material, perfect for people with asthma and allergies. When shopping for an upcoming renovation, keep these things in mind:

? Ask what chemicals are in the padding or glue for your new SmartStrand? Naturals carpet. Reduce potential allergens by sticking to low-VOC, green alternatives.
? Decrease mildew and mold by opting for solution-dyed fibers, which also resists dirt. Some SmartStrand Naturals have hypoallergenic properties, while others are manufactured to be eco-friendlier.
? Look for the VOC rating on each selection and choose one with a low score, which means fewer gasses are released from the materials.
Upkeep for SmartStrand Naturals
Reduce allergens at home by sticking to a regular cleaning and vacuuming routine.
? Have your carpets professionally cleaned each year, since deep hot water extractions sterilize the fibers.
? High-efficiency HEPA filters are better at containing allergens, so purchase a vacuum with this type of set-up.
? Vacuum no less than twice a week, making sure to spend more time in the bedrooms to truly clear out the fibers.