Antimicrobial Protection

Dunlop Flooring provides a wide range of Carpet Cushion products that include the addition of antimicrobial protection.

Why Antimicrobial?

Carpet Cushion that includes antimicrobial protection inhibits the growth of mould, mildew, bacteria, and dustmites; which are significant triggers for asthma and allergies.

Children playing on floors, and those with asthma and allergies specifically benefit from from the use of antimicrobial protection within the home. For example flooring is often a frequent source of unwanted microbes, which can grow as a result of moisture, spills, and dirt trapped within carpet. These microbes can include harmful mould (fungi), mildew (fungi) and bacteria; and include part of the house dust-mite lifecycle. Microbes can also cause odours and staining within carpets and carpet cushions, leading to increased wearing and degradation of textile floor coverings.

Antimicrobial protection can reduce the incidence of these allergens, odours, and staining, by disabling the microbes ability to function, grow and reproduce.

By choosing to partner new carpet with cushion that includes antimicrobial protection, homeowners can feel satisfied with this added level of protection for a fresh and healthy home environment.

It is important to note that regardless of how well antimicrobial carpet cushion performs, it is not a substitute for proper care, cleaning, and maintenance of carpet. Homeowners should vacuum regularly, clean up spills immediately, and shampoo carpets professionally every 12 to 18 months.