Kid-Friendly Flooring Options for Your Home

Little girl playing with wooden colorful toys

In a household filled with kids, (or even just one playful toddler), you can expect the floors to get more battered. That is why for families with little people running around all the time, it is advisable that you select a flooring option that can withstand constant action and can still look amazing after a day of play. Here are some flooring facts for parents who are either renovating a room or simply looking to replace their flooring to make their home more kid-friendly:

 

Hardwood

It’s easy to clean and elegant to look at. It’s durable, but there are some types of wood that get scratched easily. It could also show signs of abuse from toddlers, so it’s a good idea to have a large area rug especially in areas where your child likes to play. However, there are also hardwood styles that can camouflage scratches and other small damages like hand-scraped planks.

 

Carpet

Carpets can be amazing, especially if you have a baby or a toddler who’s still mastering the art of balancing on two legs. Carpets are soft and comfortable, and they can protect your little one’s head from bruises and bumps. Children would love playing and even get naps on carpet floors.  There are also carpets now that are designed with your kids (and their unavoidable spills and messes) in mind. Tony’s Flooring Centre has the best carpet options for you to choose from! Visit us and we’ll be glad to show you the ones that are popular with parents.

 

Cork

This is another popular choice, especially for children’s rooms. It’s because cork is warm, and compared to another flooring, is softer, providing a comfy and safe surface for your little ones. However, it is susceptible to water damage, so they are not that ideal for bathrooms and kitchens.

 

Bamboo

This material is less expensive than hardwood but it’s similarly strong and durable. It’s more scratch resistant than most hardwood floors, too. It is popular among parents who are trying to make a conscious effort to have an environment-friendly home.

 

Laminate

Laminate floors are inexpensive and easy to install. They are also durable and easy to clean, making it an ideal choice for nurseries and playrooms. You can find a great selection of laminate floors in a variety of colors and designs, so there’s sure to be one that would fit your home’s aesthetics.

 

No matter which one you go for, there will be things to consider before purchasing. In this particular situation, however, the priority is a flooring material that could hold up to all your child’s activities and toys. If you want to know more about flooring options, Tony’s Flooring Centre’s team of experts can answer your questions and give you helpful suggestions! Come and visit us today!