When you have a home with allergy-prone residents, you want to be as chemical and toxin-free as possible. So you'll also need to watch VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

VOCs emit during the manufacturing process, and they're what gives a product its "new smell." They're harmful substances, however, and can trigger allergic reactions.

Generally, hard surfaces–even synthetics–are best because they’re so easy to clean. Low pile carpets, however, are also very easy to keep clean.

Here are some of the best options for allergy-free new floors.


Hardwood is frequently named as one of the best choices for allergy sufferers. This completely natural option also converts carbon dioxide to oxygen, even after it’s been cut.

Just be sure adhesives, stains, and finishes are also toxin-free.


Made of materials that come straight from the earth, this is also easy to clean without harsh chemicals. Tile won't harbor bacteria, and since dirt sits right at the top in plain site, it's easy to keep clean.

Tile is stylish, sophisticated, durable, and long-lasting. So come into our flooring store to see the almost unlimited designs, shapes, and sizes. They come from brands like Daltile, Interceramic, and more.


Carpet acts like a passive air filter. As a result, pollutants and other undesirable particles get trapped in fibers, where they remain until deep-cleaned.

That takes them out of the breezing zone, which helps to improve indoor air quality. In addition, wool rugs are made from nature, so it's an excellent option unless you're allergic to animal fur.

So are nylon and olefin carpets, however. They have inherent hypoallergenic capabilities, repelling mold and mildew, and are known for wreaking havoc with allergies.

New carpets are also the lowest emitters of VOCs. In our flooring company, you'll see all styles from brands like Karastan, Dixie Home, Mohawk, Masland, and others.

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For over 25 years, Carpetland USA Flooring Center has been the go-to for great flooring. Our fully-trained, knowledgeable staff can help you find the ideal surface for your home.

And you'll like our warranties because they're the best. Visit our showroom at any of our locations in Germantown, Burlington, Kenosha, West Allis, Racine, or Pewaukee. We service Southeastern WI and Northeastern Illinois.