Choosing The Best Flooring For Your Child’s Room
Two primary factors to consider when selecting flooring for your young child’s room are: safety and durability. Safety is a critical element as young children do fall and a hard surface can lead to injury. And durability is a must as the flooring needs to endure toys, drinks, food and other items being dropped or spilled on it. To a lesser degree you should also consider how easy the flooring material will be to clean.
I recommend buying flooring materials that are resilient such as well sealed woods (no splinters or cracks), laminates, vinyl and linoleum. Personally I prefer cork flooring. Cork is a very cushioning flooring material and as a result I recommend it to parents of young children. The upside of using Cork is that it is a “Green” sustainable material with natural anti-bacterial properties so it’s good for the planet and great for your little one’s room. Bamboo is another great flooring choice.
I don’t recommend carpet in a young child’s room or a baby’s nursery. Carpets have a tendency to attract dust and pet dander which can be harmful to your child’s respiratory health.
Hard flooring such as tiles and stones really should not be used in a child’s room.
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