House dust mites can be a serious problem that one should be dealing with once carpets in the house are left unclean for a long time, especially if asthmatic reactions are present in kids (Peat, et al., 1996). It is proven from research above that there is positive relation between dust mites and asthma severity, in conclusion of research it was provided that reducing house dust mites presence will significantly reduce childhood asthma.
Further research is showing that dust mites are not a major issue in the bed mattress, those will be lest responsible for allergic symptoms in kids. It’s hard surface flooring and carpets that are main attractor of allergens and especially hard floor that would not be trapping dust and other irritants. Where carpets have this tendency to trap dust and other particles in its structure and by this be much more friendly in the household with kids that may have some respiratory issues that have to be watched (L.G. Arlian, et al., 1982). There is much research proving that carpets are still best solution to have in the bedrooms and in living room that would attract much traffic and by this could be softer in breathing thanks to having those lovely creamy carpets ( a bit sarcastic on front of creamy carpet, try not to have those as they are very difficult to maintain clean over the time).
I’m sure that main thing that you are going to care is health of your family and you should consult doctor if there is any need. However from above research it is proven that clean floors will improve kids asthma reactions.
L.G. Arlian, P., I.L. Bernstein, M. & J.S. Gallagher, P., 1982. The prevalence of house dust mites, Dermatophagoides spp, and associated environmental conditions in homes in Ohio. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 69(6), pp. 527-532.
Peat, J. K. et al., 1996. House dust mite allergens. A major risk factor for childhood asthma in Australia.. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 153(1), pp. 141-6.