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Carpet Vs Hard Floors For Dust Allergy

i have a real bad dust allergy and my carpet was neglected for years and i just started cleaning constantly and theres so many airborne particles nothing changes anything just so much dust i think the carpet is ruined..i have an hepa air purifier and a humidifier...ive heard conflicting views on what is better carpet or hard floor for allergy relief so i would like to get other opinions on the matter what they think is best to minimize dust as much as possible
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Hi,

All carpets trap dust and dust mites, and its best to have a hard or linoleum flooring. The particles you see in the air are dead dust mites and their waste materials. These are the cause for the allergy. Treating carpets with tannic acid removes some dust, however that is not as effective as removing the carpet and tannic acid may be need to applied repeatedly.

Let us know if this answered your queries and if you had any other queries. Hope this helped.

Regards.
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I was just reading stuff about allergies and your home on different sites. My son and I have had a problem for years with eczema and sinus allergies. I realized just a few weeks ago that it was from all the dust in our house and especially in our carpet. The air purifier wasn't working...neither was the humidifier. So there's a lot of different articles out there that u can read about types of flooring that's better for ppl with allergies. This article (http://www.findanyfloor.com/article/HealthyFlooringChoices.xhtml) talks about a couple of flooring options, and I think they also have an allergy-friendly forum. I'm deciding to rip my carpet out and switch to tile or hardwood.
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