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The Benefits of Oak Wood Flooring over Carpet: No Dust Mites!
Picture the scene: you’re standing on your carpet and suddenly you shrink to the size of a pinhead. What do you think you’ll see? A dense jungle of synthetic twisted fibre, and sticking out of each tree is a mound of dust and dirt.
As you start to travel through this synthetic wilderness, you notice that it’s alive with insects, parasites and mildew spores, which are all feasting on the dirt. Sounds like a nightmare scenario, but this is taking place in your home every single day. Those giant insects and parasites are in fact dust mites, and they’re living in your carpets.
Dust mites are close relatives of spiders, scorpions and ticks (arachnids). There are several species of dust mite, but the most common European species are Dermatophagoides Pteronyssinus and the smaller Euroglyphus Maynei.
Studies have shown that the dust mites present in our homes are a major trigger for asthma attacks, with over 85 per cent of asthmatics sensitive to the house dust mite. Therefore, having houses completely furnished with carpet is only going to make the situation for sufferers worse by increasing their exposure to them.
Some say the best way to keep all these intruders from living in your carpets is to regularly use a vacuum cleaner on them, preferably three times per week. However, there are others who say that a vacuum cleaner is useless against these mites and ticks as they are so small and live deep down in the carpet.
Even if you do manage to get rid of the mites, have you got rid of what they leave behind? The faeces of dust mites can remain embedded deep into the carpet, and can easily become airborne. We inevitably inhale these particles, and people who are sensitive to dust mites will suffer an allergic reaction.
Therefore, the only sure-fire way to remove dust mites from your home is to get rid of your carpets altogether, and replace them with quality hardwood flooring. Installing a hardwood floor is an excellent solution as it can be cleaned more easily, and has less potential for trapping dust and its associated mites.
Also, wooden flooring lasts a lot longer than carpet, and will never go out of fashion!
The Oak Floors Online Company specialises in top quality oak flooring and prides itself on over-delivering when it comes to customer service and quality of product. Why not browse through our online directory today to find your perfect hardwood flooring, and rid your home of the dreaded dust mites for good.
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The Oak Floors Online Company was established after extensive research into the industry and experiencing the challenge of trying to buy an oak floor from the high street. The hurdles that we faced and experienced compelled us to source a better way for the public to buy their own Oak Flooring requirements, and then to successfully and efficiently provide this service ourselves.
We have been trading online for 9 years now and have established many business relationships, one of which is with a Builders and Timber Merchant that can produce anything our customers require within the Oak Flooring product range. Some of the ‘special’ items and product lines may take a little longer to import or manufacture but Oak Floors Online can get them.
We at Oak Floors Online can supply top quality Solid and Engineered Oak Floor boards in widths up to 189mm wide and up to 21mm thick from stock in various finishes.