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Defy Asthma and Allergies with Health-Friendly Shaw Carpets

Families affected by asthma and allergies are often told that they must rip out all of their carpeting and replace it with wood flooring because carpeting tends to harbor allergens like dust mites and pet dander. In homes in Havertown, PA, in which carpeting is preferred, people with allergies tend to spend a great deal of time and money on professional carpet cleaning services. Fortunately, there is a better solution: allergy-friendly carpeting by Shaw Floors.

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The patented backing system inhibits mold growth.

Mold emits tiny spores that travel in the air. Although you cannot see mold spores, they can wreak havoc on the respiratory system, particularly among people with asthma or allergies. Mold is a common asthma and allergy trigger, causing symptoms like sneezing, itching, congestion, runny nose, and scaly skin. People with asthma are more likely to suffer from serious asthma attacks when they live in a home that harbors mold spores. Carpeting has long been viewed unfavorably by allergy and asthma sufferers in part because when it gets damp, it readily contributes to mold growth. Carpets by Shaw Floors fight back against this problem with the patented LifeGuard waterproof backing. This technological innovation provides an impenetrable barrier for spills and leaks, preventing any moisture from seeping underneath the carpet and contributing to the proliferation of mold spores.

Shaw Floors carpeting traps allergens to improve indoor air quality.

One common myth about carpeting is that it worsens allergies and asthma because it traps allergens among the fibers. In fact, Shaw Floors carpeting can reduce allergy and asthma symptoms specifically because it keeps allergens out of the air. A study performed in 2002 by the Professional Testing Laboratory evaluated the effects of 16 minutes of foot traffic over both hard surface flooring and carpeting. It found that the air over hard surface flooring harbored four times the amount of contaminants compared to the air over carpeting. Clearly, carpeting lets families breathe easier.

Shaw Floors carpeting meets strict standards for VOC emissions.

Another common myth about carpeting is that it emits high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which have been linked to higher incidences of asthma and allergies. In fact, when you choose Shaw Floors carpeting for your home, you can rest assured that these products have met the strictest VOC standards in the industry. Shaw Floors carpeting actually emits fewer VOCs than most building materials and household furnishings.