What is the Best Flooring for Kids?
Your floors see a lot of action – especially if you have children. Kids are prone to spilling food and drinks, they jump and slide around when they play and use your floor as a coloring and craft mat. It’s understandable that you want your home to look nice, but you also need functional flooring for your family.
There are flooring options to fit both your personal design taste and your family’s needs. Let’s jump into some of the best options below!
Hardwood floors are a great flooring option for homes with children for many reasons. First off, hardwood flooring is easy to clean and doesn’t hide dust, pollen or other potential hazards (like small, easy-to-swallow objects). Secondly, hardwood floors literally have the word hard in them. This means that potential scratches and dents won’t take hold.
Hardwood floors also come in a variation of textures and finishes, so you can choose one that will camouflage any damage your kids make.
If you like the look of hardwood, but don’t have the budget for it, laminate flooring may be the best option for you. Similar to hardwood, laminate floors don’t hide dirt or small objects. The biggest plus to laminate flooring is that liquid spills are easy to clean. Just a quick wipe with a towel and you’re all set!
Vinyl is tough and durable, making it a popular and affordable flooring option for kids. It is extremely difficult to rip or tear, and it is resistant to stains, scratches and marks.
Vinyl is a great option for playrooms or any other high traffic areas, like mud rooms, laundry rooms or door entry ways. Vinyl flooring is available in a variety of styles, colors and designs to suit your personal taste.
Porcelain tile is engineered to be tough for your high traffic areas. This makes it a perfect option for families with children. The toughness of the porcelain tile makes it resistant to dents, marks and scratches that easily happen with children around.
Porcelain tile is easy to clean – so it’s great for frequent spills and crumbs. Like all of our other flooring options, our tile is available in many styles to fit your interior design goals.
You can have a stylish home that is still kid-friendly! There are many tough flooring options to withstand the traffic and craziness that children often bring. We want to ensure that your flooring will last for a long time, so they are in great condition even after your children are grown.
If you’re ready to revamp your flooring, give us a call today for a free consultation! We’re here for all your flooring needs.