Floor Materials and Allergies
Different floor material have their advantages and disadvantages. Sometimes we choose because of personal taste. At other times we have to choose because of the situation. If the residents have allergies then we do well to have floor materials that reduce aggravation to those allergies.
Hardwood is easy to sweep of vacuum clean. Unlike carpet there are no fibers to hide pollen or other contaminants. And these are very few issues with mold or mildew as long as the conditions are reasonably dry. So hardwood is preferable to those with asthma or hay-fever.
Hardwood also has very little processing, so the bare wood will not contain chemicals like formaldehyde that aggravate breathing problems. However, some protective coatings on the floor, like polyurethane, will give off chemicals when they are first applied.
Much like hardwood a tiled floor is easy to clean and contains no fibers or hidden areas to accumulate dust and pollen. And as long as the grout between the tiles is kept clean there is little issue with mold.
Floor Sanding and Polishing Sydney
Timber floors are very long lasting, and are a selling point for any home. But they can suffer superficial surface wear such as scratching or dents. Floor sanding removes the very top-most layer of a hardwood floor, restoring the appearance of the original wood.
consider floor sanding if you want your floors restored, or if you want to stain the floor a different colour.