In a recent debate on Redditt, a woman sparked a little debate. This woman had gone to her husband’s grandmother’s home and noticed that the bathroom had carpet. She wondered if having carpet in a bathroom was actually sanitary. This is where the debate started.
Some people had said that they too have seen carpet in bathrooms, but it was in homes of older people. Was the carpet there because they didn’t want cold feet? Or was the carpet in the bathroom because they didn’t want to slip and fall? Maybe it was a little of both, but is it sanitary?
Having wall to wall carpet in the bathroom can mildew over time. Some varieties of mold that commonly grow in carpeting, such as Cladosporium or Trichoderma, can lead to illness or aggravate allergies and/or respiratory conditions such as asthma. The Center of Disease Control (CDC) recommends avoiding carpet in the bathroom. Even if mold doesn’t negatively impact your health, it can eventually rot the subfloor, requiring complete floor replacement.
I personally don’t like carpet in the bathroom, but I do use rugs, but they can be removed and cleaned.
What do you think? Carpet or no carpet in a bathroom. What do you think about carpet in a kitchen?