Imagine this. You order a gorgeous Persian rug online, crafted from raw silk and the finest wool. It arrives at your doorstep and is quickly unfurled onto your lounge floor. It looks beautiful and is totally worth the thousands of dollars you spent on it. Just then, your toddler rushes through the lounge with a cup of paint, trips, and completely destroys your luscious new carpet. Kids are kids. Unpredictable, messy, and unaware of the price of a Persian rug. Thankfully, we’re here to help you determine what is the best flooring for families with kids.
If you’re looking for a flooring option for Mom, Dad, and the kids, then hardwood flooring is the way to go. Not only does it look gorgeous, but it’s also non-toxic – making for better air quality in the room. Hardwood flooring is also usually stained or coated with a protective layer that maintains the quality of the wood and makes it easier to clean. Hardwood is far less porous than many other flooring materials, prohibiting bacteria from breeding in your floorboards.
Another benefit of hardwood flooring is the value it can bring to the home. According to a 2019 CNN report, hardwood flooring increased a home’s value by between 3-5%. Perhaps the only downside to hardwood is that it is not particularly scratch-resistant. If your kids love playing with their toys on the floor, we recommend a kids’ playmat to protect the hardwood flooring.
Laminate flooring is one of the most cost-effective flooring materials. But that doesn’t mean it looks cheap. Instead, it strikes a perfect balance between affordable and aesthetically pleasing. It also comes in a range of faux materials like stone, tile, and wood. Made from high-density fiberboard (HDF) or medium-density fiberboard (MDF), laminate flooring is water and scratch-resistant, making it ideal for families with kids. Make sure your flooring is checked for safe levels of VOC emissions before purchasing.
Much like laminate flooring, vinyl flooring is easy to install and maintain. Vinyl flooring is also water and scratch-resistant, making it a great flooring option for families with kids. And as a non-porous material, vinyl is resistant to mold and bacterial growth. Vinyl flooring is relatively soft, making it a suitable flooring material for families with toddlers who are learning to balance. Are you concerned about toxic materials in your flooring? Ask us about our phthalate-free vinyl flooring.
If renovating your home is not an option, rubber puzzle flooring and area rugs can help protect your flooring and keep your little tikes safe. Shaw flooring is affordable, light, and durable. It can be easily transported from room to room and is easy to clean. Temporary rubber flooring can also reduce noise levels – which, if you’re a Mom or Dad, will be an attractive selling point. Area rugs are another solution for temporary flooring – just stay away from the Persian rugs. Area rugs soften the floor for your little ones to crawl over and also pad physical impact. While they can be a little more challenging to keep clean, area rugs also add character and warmth to a room for everyone to enjoy.
Are you looking to revamp your flooring? Allow us to assist you! Flooring Specialist is a full-service professional flooring company and retail store that provides the highest quality carpet, hardwood, wood laminate, tile, and vinyl flooring throughout Middle GA. We’ve installed flooring that not only increases home value but enhances your lifestyle too. Get in touch with us HERE for a free quote.