“Switching to Hardwood Flooring can actually improve your Health!”  Ok, now before you laugh, take a second to think about some of the reasons why I feel comfortable making this statement.


I mean, if you really stop to think about it, it makes sense.  Hardwood flooring has no fibers, no grout lines and no fancy embellishments where air pollutants such as dust, pollen, particles, animal dander and other allergens can get trapped. So if you happen to be one of those individuals who suffer from allergies, hardwood flooring will most likely be the way to go for you. We have no doubt that you’ll notice a significant change in your indoor air quality when you make the shift from carpeting to hardwood remodeling.

If you are like many other Northern Virginia area residents today, you want to live in a healthy home. What if you knew the various ways in which you could improve your house and at the same time (not only make your house look good) but increase your longevity and health? Now I am not trying to insinuate that other types of flooring are not healthy, I am simply focusing on hardwood flooring for this blog post.

Here is an interesting note quoted by a doctor from the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, (ACAAI), the article notes that “carpet is a huge collection net for dust and dust mites” along with “mold and animal dander.”  The doctor goes on to state that “all these allergens can be reduced with hardwood flooring”.

When you are creating new plans for your flooring plan in your Northern Virginia home it can be very difficult to choose the best option. Hardwood flooring has a great deal of advantages that are to be considered. First, Carpet is not the same coziness and feel as a good quality wooden floor. Second, you can always put a rug or carpet on TOP of a wooden floor, to give a chique and more modern design/look for your house. Also, do note that while a carpet may cost less, it will have to be replaced several times within the lifetime of the house to ensure a clean and durable carpet to walk and lie on.

In my career I work with all types of flooring, in all reality is there such a thing as “Un-healthy” flooring?  Eh, I don’t think so, or at least I can assure you neither I nor my Northern Virginia based company Total Flooring, LLC uses any.  So in summary, I hope you have found this blog post to have been in the very least, interesting! 🙂

Until next time,

Chad Durbin, LEED GA | President | Total Flooring, LLC