With around 20% of the Australian population having at least one allergy, floor tiles is one of, if not the, healthiest flooring choice.
Australia has one of the highest rates of asthma in the world, with Asthma Australia reporting one in nine Australians have asthma. What’s more, nearly one in five Australians suffer from hay fever, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
The Mayo Clinic suggests that hard flooring may be a good idea to prevent Asthma flare-ups, and we couldn’t agree more.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles, which have a hard and mostly flat surface, are a great choice for those with allergies. Tiles are easy to keep clean and cannot be penetrated by irritants like dust mites, pet hair and dreaded pollen like some other flooring options. They are also highly water resistant and help to repel the build-up of mould and mildew – two factors that can affect asthma and other allergy sufferers.
Don’t just take our word for it though, see what renovation experts Kyal & Kara have to say about the allergy-friendly benefits of tiles.