The Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America estimates that one in every five Americans has asthma or allergies. The air quality in your house may be affected by allergens such as dust mites, mold, and pollen dragged in from the outside.
In addition to volatile organic compounds (VOCs), many allergy and asthma patients are concerned about using latex paints and finishes that contain VOCs. Look for allergy-friendly flooring choices, including those that release lower levels of VOCs, to assist and enhance your indoor environment and alleviate allergy symptoms.
During allergy season, allergy patients may feel they have nowhere to go: While pollen from trees, grass, and weeds may dominate the outdoors, interior air quality can also be an issue.
On the other hand, ceramic tile does not generate or harbor any allergies, resulting in better indoor air quality and the advantages listed below.
1. No Emission of Volatile Organic Compounds
Molecules of carbon, known as VOCs, exist primarily in a gaseous form when stored at ambient temperature. These are chemicals found in many different materials in our homes (including many flooring types) emitted as gases.
VOCs can cause many adverse health effects and are concerning for allergy sufferers and non-sufferers alike. According to a study, certain VOCs might exacerbate or even cause allergic disorders and asthma.
Ceramic tile does not release any VOCs, unlike certain other kinds of flooring. This is because ceramic tile is made at very high temperatures, and any organic pollutants are destroyed and therefore inorganic. Ceramic tile does not aggravate asthma symptoms or contribute to the development of asthma in young children, so parents may feel secure using it in their homes.
2. Easy Wiping with Clean Water
Cleaning your home regularly may help remove many allergens and alleviate allergy symptoms, but be cautious not to injure yourself or your family in the process. To avoid releasing allergens into the air, WebMD suggests cleaning with a wet cloth or mop (where the process of circulating and then landing on your surfaces would only repeat itself).
Many cleaning products may also increase the number of allergens in the air they use.
Clean water and a soft cloth are typically all that’s needed to remove dirt and grime off the ceramic tile, whether it’s in the shower or on the countertop. The rough surface of ceramic tile prevents allergens from penetrating, so wiping is all that’s needed to get rid of them.
3. Ceramic Tile Is Not a Good Home for Allergens
The nonporous surface of ceramic tile prevents mold, mildew, germs, fungus, and other irritants from growing. Mold spores may cause respiratory problems in allergy patients who are more susceptible than others.
Inhaling significant amounts of mold spores may be harmful to anybody, regardless of allergies. Allergens such as dust, grime, and pollen cannot permeate ceramic tile since it is hard-fired and inorganic.
Instead, allergens settle on the tile surface, making cleanup simple. Compared to allergen-bearing flooring: Moving over an allergen-rich surface (like carpet) may send allergens flying, where they can circulate for hours.
As a result, it’s critical to eliminate mold from your house and prevent it from returning.
When it comes to improving indoor air quality, ceramic tile is an obvious option for allergy sufferers, those worried about their own or their children’s health, or anybody else. On the other hand, ceramic tile comes in a wide variety of sizes, forms, colors, and textures to offer the perfect aesthetic for any room. In contrast, other healthier alternatives may compromise visual appeal.
Selecting the right kind of flooring for your home is important because it affects the air quality. This is especially true if you or your children suffer from allergies or asthma. Many allergens can accumulate and get trapped in the flooring, resulting in poor air quality.
As a family-owned and managed company, Miconi has evolved from a tiny showroom to a showroom of 6,000 square feet and a staff of 23 people. Visit us to see our collection of ceramic tiles. You can also contact us for ceramic tile countertop installation or removal.