What is the best type of carpet for asthma?
Many studies suggest carpet acts like an air filter, trapping allergens until they can be removed through vacuuming and a regiment of deep cleaning which actually improves the air quality. If however the person suffers an allergy to dust mites, carpet should be avoided. Low pile carpets with a filament such as a bulk continuous filament (BCF) is best for reducing airborne loose fibers. Make sure the filter on your vacuum is cleaned or replaced on a regular basis. Green Label Plus, the carpet and rug institute's indoor air quality standard identifies carpet, adhesive and cushion products that meet or exceed government indoor air quality regulations and are among the lowest voc-emitting products on the market. Ask you flooring expert to show you the wide range of carpet styles suitable.