It’s a persistent myth that those who experience allergies or asthma cannot have carpeting. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth.

Studies have shown that carpets trap allergens and other particles, removing them from the breathing zone and improving indoor air quality. But unfortunately, that makes them inherently hypoallergenic.

Today's carpets also have low or no VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

Your fiber choice matters

Nylon rugs don’t permit mold and pollen to flourish.

We're painfully aware of mold challenges. It exacerbates respiratory distress, causing sneezing, coughing, wheezing and runny eyes.

Nylon's ultra durable. If you have heavy foot traffic, it's the floor covering you.

Polyester is also completely hypoallergenic. However, it's less expensive than nylon and is best used in moderately busy rooms.

Choosing carpet pile

Pile, how the yarns are attached to the backing, is just as important as fiber. Your best bet is to stick with a rug that has a low pile or tightly woven threads.

Make sure any accessories are also allergy-free

That is especially so with carpet padding or even adhesives. Don't accept whatever is thrown in the bag. Discuss your best options with the flooring experts at our carpet store.

One good option is Mohawk's Smart Cushion ™, treated with proprietary technology.

Referred to as SpillSafe Moisture Guard, this technology prevents moisture from seeping into padding and subfloor. As a result, it eliminates mold and mildew challenges.

One-stop shopping for all your flooring and carpeting needs

The success of DeSitter Flooring can be measured by our satisfied customers, many of whom date back four generations. We want to make you happy and comfortable, whether your choice is carpet flooring or something else.

We began operations in 1920. Our family-owned company has locations in La Grange & Glen Ellyn, IL, where you'll see brands like Mohawk, Dixie Home, Stanton, etc.

We work with homeowners and businesses in Western Springs, Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, La Grange Park, Elmhurst, Clarendon Hills, Wheaton, Winfield, Downers Grove, West Chicago, Naperville, Lombard, and Lisle.