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NickyFowl
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Posted: September 8, 2008 5:46 PM

I have had allergies for years, and I have finally decided to allergy proof my home. I was on the Mayo Clinic website and they recommend removing carpeting from your home and switching to linoleum or hardwood instead. Has anyone had any success with either of these products?
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Ernest46
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Posted: October 9, 2008 3:28 AM

RE: lino or hardwood for allergies?
Both are good in the sense that they are easy to clean and will not harbor dust and allergens like carpet.  Linoleum does have a slight smell at first that may annoy some but it is also antibacterial.  Hardwood often has some off gasing from products used in contruction.
NickyFowl
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Posted: November 3, 2008 2:20 PM

RE: lino or hardwood for allergies?
Is there any hardwood that does not have offgassing like you mentioned?  If not, how long do I have to worry about it before it stops?
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Ernest46
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Posted: November 12, 2008 12:39 PM

RE: lino or hardwood for allergies?
FCS certified salvaged wood would really be your best choice as salvaged wood has already done it's off gassing.  You can also choose low VOC finishing products.
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