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islandgirl
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Posted: August 3, 2008 5:12 AM

I have horrible allergies, and it seems that they have gotten worse over the years. I have been reading a lot lately about allergens in the home and have finally decided to get rid of my carpet and go with something else. I have heard that laminate is a great choice for people with allergies. Is this true and if so, why?
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JimLaeger
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Posted: August 20, 2008 6:33 PM

RE: laminate for allergies?
Island Girl, Laminate is a good choice for persons that suffer from allergies. Unlike carpet that will trap allergens in the fiber allergens will lay on top of the laminate so it is very important that you keep this very clean. Be selective when selecting an underlayment for your laminate flooring if this is what you decide on.
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Posted: August 30, 2008 11:50 PM

RE: laminate for allergies?
Hi Island Girl, laminate flooring is great. I have a son with allergies and asthma. I ripped out all of the carpet in my house and replaced it with laminate. Very easy to clean. If you need something more water resistant though, I would recommend tile or stone.
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islandgirl
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Posted: September 26, 2008 10:48 PM

RE: laminate for allergies?
Thanks for your advice!
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