An area rug works well tying a room together and instilling an air of coziness and comfort – but did you know that they can also provide three surprising health benefits?
Although we might not associate a carpet with improved indoor air quality, rugs can have a beneficial effect on the air you breathe in every day.
Besides improving the condition of the air inside your home, here are three ways that purchasing an area rug for your home can improve your overall health and well-being.
Improves Air Quality
Gravity causes particles, such as dust, pollen, pet dander, and bacteria to fall to the floor of your home, and for many years experts advised people with allergies to remove all carpeting from their homes, thinking that they were damaging to their health. But now, numerous studies have shown that having carpet can actually be beneficial to people with allergies because they trap allergens, which keeps particles out of the air where they would otherwise be breathed in. If you suffer from allergies or other breathing conditions like asthma, purchasing an area rug can help lessen some of your symptoms.
Cushions Slips and Falls:
An area rug is a great way to cushion your footsteps and protect against injuries that may result from slips and falls. Rugs offer safety protection for the whole family, especially young children and older adults who are more susceptible to accidental falls.
In colder seasons, an area rug provides thermal resistance by retaining warm air longer. This extra source of insulation can be valuable for people with health problems and have trouble staying warm. Extra protection from the cold can also be helpful if you or a family member comes down with an illness like the flu or a cold, which also affects your body’s ability to remain warm.