Medical professionals are united in their findings that hardwood floors are helping asthmatics and respiratory sensitive individuals live healthier lives.
In fact, it’s suggested that just about everyone derives some form of health benefit from living in a hardwood environment. Hardwood floors trap far less pollen, mites and mold. They don’t harbor animal dander and dust and clean up quicker and more effectively than carpeting.
The hard surface of wood floors also helps avoid artificial substances, such as pesticides, that can accumulate on some floor coverings.
Another concern for the home environment is the off-gassing of toxins that results from some synthetic materials. Any of these chemicals can make people in the home chronically ill.