Ask Christine -hypoallergenic flooring.

Hello Christine, I really need advice about installing new flooring in our basement area. The problem is, ever since we bought our house, my wife and I have been experiencing […]

Hello Christine,

I really need advice about installing new flooring in our basement area. The problem is, ever since we bought our house, my wife and I have been experiencing breathing problems. The house is circa 1920, and every time we are in the basement we have coughing jags. I have heard there are some hypoallergenic solutions for flooring. What do you suggest?

– Bob, Ontario, Canada

Bob,

It sounds like there could be several reasons you are coughing. Seriously – it could be the air quality, mold or allergies. I suggest hiring a professional to help solve the problem before your new floor is chosen and installed.

When selecting flooring, consider one of the best hypoallergenic solutions on the market today – an easy care product called Marmoleum. The product is made from natural ingredients (linseed oil) with no VOCs or toxins. It is warm underfoot, very durable, and the natural bactericidal properties of Marmoleum prevents micro-organisms including Salmonella typhiimurium and Staphylococcus aureus from multiplying themselves. It comes in a multitude of colors, faux finishes, and styles. Living Green Magazine said it is the healthiest floor covering on the market. We installed it at CSP International headquarters! It comes in sheets, tiles, and ClickBoard (like wood). Good Luck!

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Christine Rae blends her passion for the staging and decorating industries, her desire for helping people develop their potential, the thrill of training to the presentation of the CSPâ„¢ workshop. She has honed her skills and built her knowledge through extensive training in a variety of disciplines. During the last five years Christine has trained over 1600 people and in 2004 was recipient of an International Staging Award. Christine believes a crucial part of success as a trainer is to keep your hand in the industry you speak and teach about. This is why she continues to work (outside of training sessions) at building her own staging business, and works with a select group of Realtors® . The best business anyone can have is from a referral - it is an honor and privilege to work with you and your sphere of influence. Wellness with Essential Oils: http://www.christineraelivingoils.com/weblog