Nouwens is the family name in the carpet industry that can trusted – both for their products and also for their advice. They are well aware of the flooring alternatives available to the homeowner as well as the arguments posed against carpets.
There has been an on-going debate about whether carpets are the healthy choice for installing in your home. While there are positives and negatives to both sides of the argument, we’d like to clarify some of the grey points in the arguments against carpeting and also give some reasons why carpeting offers many advantages.
One of the arguments used time and time against carpeting is that it aggravates allergies because it traps allergens. Nouwens explains to us, that it is because carpets trap allergens that they are an excellent choice for lowering allergy levels. Here’s how. In order for allergens to trigger an allergic reaction in people, they need to be inhaled. In order for the particle to be inhaled, it needs to airborne. If the allergen particles are trapped in the carpet, this means that they are kept out of the breathing zone and are trapped until such a time as you vacuum. This is in fact an effective way of eliminating allergy causing particles from your home and living environment.
Another reason that Nouwens maintains that carpets are a healthy option for the home is because they emit no Volatile Organic Compounds and actually absorb them, keeping them out of the air and creating a cleaner breathing environment. For more information, visit www.nouwens.co.za