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allergy–friendly floors – tile flooring

Tile Flooring

Flooring Type - Tile

Tile floors are an attractive addition to any home, with tiles coming in a wide variety of sizes, colors and materials. Their smooth surface deters allergens for the most part, however regular cleaning is still needed to keep the grout dirt–free.


  • Hypoallergenic
  • No place for mites, dust and allergens to enter tile floors when properly sealed
    Note: Sealing may cause discoloration in the tile.
  • Can be antibacterial if properly sealed


  • Some tile floor cleaning products may contain VOCs
  • Grout can be difficult to maintain and can harbor allergens

Tile Flooring Tips for an Allergy–Free Home

  • Tightly seal tile seams to prevent moisture from entering
  • Clean frequently to help reduce the amount of surface allergens
  • Use an underlayment such as cork or foam rubber to reduce moisture transfer and decrease the chance of mold growth
  • Ask the manufacturer for recommendations on cleaning products that are VOC free