Is Your Rug Making You Sick?
Some floor coverings trap allergens and give off harmful fumes. Make sure yours are healthy with this quick guide to rugs and carpet.
"The larger and plusher a rug, the harder it is to remove allergens from it," says Dr. Bernstein. "Low-pile rugs are better, because fewer allergens get stuck in the fibers."
Natural materials like cotton, sisal, jute, sea grass, and hemp are often woven into thinner rugs, making them smart options.
• Zanzibar ticking rug from Dash & Albert.