When choosing a flooring for your home it can seem like an impossible decision. Not only are you focused on what exactly you want your home to look like, but also whether or not your dream remodeling project is actually within your budget. Flooring is one of the most expensive investments when remodeling and it can seem impossible to cut corners. Here are a few benefits of hypoallergenic carpet versus tile that will hopefully save some of your budget down the line.
Hypoallergenic carpets are design strategically to trap dust mites and other allergens that might be circulating in the air of your home. When you invest in one, not only are you getting a luxurious and comfortable surface to walk on, but you're also essentially helping your quality of living as well. Hypoallergenic carpets are also far less likely to cause an allergic reaction. With this in mind, you'll also want to make sure that the carpet backing and adhesives are of the highest quality as well to help avoid allergic triggers later on.
Tiling, on the other hand, does nothing to help trap allergenic triggers that may be in the air. While its surface may be easier to clean, it will need to be cleaned more often and more carefully than a hypoallergenic carpet as to avoid stirring up too many allergens. Tiling also is typically more expensive and difficult to install. Whereas carpeting can typically be done as a do it yourself project and doesn't take too much effort.
Depending on how much you're willing to invest in cleaning products can also affect which choice you go with. Carpets, even the hypoallergenic ones, need to be vacuumed regularly and shampooed every once in a while so that their ability to work as a filter to whatever allergens it comes in contact with is high operating. If you don't think that you'll have the time or the want to invest in such things, then spending a little bit more on tiling might be the right choice for you. In the end, it's all about what will work best in your home for your family so don't be afraid to learn all of your options before committing.