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allergy–friendly floors – linoleum flooring

Linoleum Flooring

Green Flooring Option -
Linoleum

Linoleum floors are made from natural resources and are antibacterial, meaning that they resist mold and fungi growth. Linoleum is also hypoallergenic, making it one of the most affordable green and allergen–resistant floors on the market. In addition to being cost–effective, linoleum is offered in a wide variety of colors and styles and can be can be suitable for most rooms.

Pros

  • Antimicrobial
  • Hypoallergenic and won't easily harbor dust or other allergens

Cons

  • Can be damaged by pooling liquids
  • Upkeep requires use of cleaners that may contain chemicals (such as VOCs) which could compromise indoor air quality

Linoleum Flooring Tips for an Allergy–Free Home

  • When installing, make sure a glue with a low level of VOCs is used
  • Clean frequently to reduce allergens lying on the surface
  • Use an underlayment such as cork or foam rubber to reduce moisture transfer and minimize the chance of mold growth

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