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Cork flooring in a kitchen.

Many people suffer from allergies every year. As a homeowner, this issue may be at the top of your list of concerns when picking out flooring. At Floor Coverings International of Concord, CA, we want to help you choose the best flooring to keep your allergies to a minimum!


Tile flooring tends to be an obvious choice for most homeowners. It can go in any room, is water-resistant, and is easy to clean, which makes it easy to maintain and helps to keep allergies at bay. In addition, tile flooring is water-resistant, so it will fare well even in high humidity or with changes in humidity. When moisture stays away, so does mold! An added bonus is the many colors and styles tile is available in.


If you’re looking for flooring that is hypoallergenic and environmentally friendly, look no further! Cork flooring is a great option, but not always one that instantly comes to mind. This type of flooring repels bugs and allergens, and is an eco-friendly option. It might seem odd that cork would be hypoallergenic, since nature is usually the root cause of our allergies, but it is one of the best options to lessen allergies in your home. It is extremely resistant to mold and mildew, so if those are two issues target and cause your allergies, cork flooring may be the best route for your home.

Natural Carpets

Natural fiber carpet makes our list because although it’s a type of carpet, it doesn’t contain any volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The best options for this kind of carpet are sea grass, jute, and sisal. The natural fibers in the carpet are usually shorter, making it difficult for dirt and grime to become trapped. They are also environmentally friendly because they are made from fairly fast growing plants rather than man-made materials.

Having allergies can take a toll on a person’s life and we know allergy season only makes it worse. Call today to schedule a free in-home consultation. Let Floor Coverings International Concord, serving the greater Concord, Walnut Creek, and Martinez, CA areas, help you figure out what type of flooring will bust your allergies all year round!

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