We love our children, of course, we do. But when having a family, your floors take quite a battering. From dropped food to spilled drinks, the dragging of toys to their mucky, dirty shoes, however much you insist on a "shoes off in the house" policy, your children still manage to bring in a surprisingly large amount of dirt. Luckily, here at flooring supplies, we offer a range of luxury-looking floors along with hardwearing features, including vinyl, engineered wood, and waterproof laminate flooring.
What's the Safest Flooring for Children?
Flooring Supplies offer a range of kid-friendly flooring options including engineered wood, laminate, and vinyl which all come with children-friendly features. Read our guide on which flooring types will best suit your family home.
Engineered Wood Flooring
If you're looking for a real wood look and feel, consider engineered wood flooring. With proper care, an engineered wood floor can last for many decades. Engineered wood is more resistant to humid environments than solid wood floors, and it offers a reinforced alternative to solid wood. We recommend drying up any moisture left on top of engineered wood so the planks don't warp.
Laminate flooring is also a great option for families. Children living with allergies such as pollen, animal hair, and dust won't feel the effects as much as the dust particles stay on the surface of the floor, making it easier to clean with a vacuum or dry mop. Our laminate floors are available in a range of styles and colours, perfect when wanting to choose a darker flooring choice, as it hides any starches or marks easily.
Our range of luxury vinyl flooring gives the appearance of real wood, tile, or stone flooring as well as being extremely durable. Our vinyl flooring has been designed to withstand high-traffic areas and everyday wear and tear, due to the composition of the manmade flooring boards. If your little ones tend to trip and fall every so often, our luxury vinyl floors will give your child a slightly softer landing as well as being extremely easy to clean when prone to spillages.
Flooring for Child-Friendly Rooms
Wanting to make sure that your child is in a safe environment no matter what room they are in is important. Here we discuss the importance of installing child-friendly flooring in different rooms.
Best Flooring for Playrooms
Full of soft toys, toy cars, and action figures, choosing the right flooring to withstand your child's day to day play time is so important. Accessing whether the flooring is durable, easy to clean, and safe for your child makes all the difference.
Laminate Flooring is one of the most durable flooring choices for your child's playroom. Opting for a darker-toned laminate flooring may reduce the sight of markings, scratches, and scuffs. Laminate floors also aren't as costly as other flooring types to replace, making it a popular choice for playroom area s. Accessorise the playroom with a rug for your child, to add a splash of colour.
On the other hand, vinyl flooring is softer underfoot, extremely stain resistant, and easy to maintain if living in a busy, high-traffic household. Whether you decide to choose a darker or lighter-toned vinyl flooring, be assured that there are a range of vinyl flooring options available at Flooring Supplies.
Best Flooring for Children's Bedroom
As children grow older, their room preferences tend to change, however sticking with a basic flooring and wall colour allows them to experiment with colour keeping it fun and playful.
Installing a wooden floor within a child's bedroom sets a base for their bedroom interiors. Wood floors are easy to keep clean with a simple sweep or vacuum, meaning any spillages or stains aren't as big of a problem. Wooden flooring is very durable and is known to last a lifetime, despite being exposed to denting or scratches over time. As they grow older, restoring the original beauty of your wooden floor is achievable by sanding them down, making them look as good as new.
Read more about the Pros and Cons of Wooden Flooring here
Vinyl flooring also ticks many boxes when it comes to withstanding a child's bedroom floor. Along with practicality, there is a range of styles, patterns, and colours available to choose from, allowing your child to create their own safe space whilst growing up.
Safe Kitchen Flooring for Children
Making sure your kitchen flooring is easily maintainable and doesn't leave any stains, spillages, or scratches is essential. We all know that our little ones are prone to getting slightly messier at the dinner table. Our vinyl flooring is the perfect kitchen flooring choice as it is easy to clean and softer than wood flooring. As well as the sensible choice of flooring to ensure our kid's safety and limit a parent's time tidying up after them, removing or smoothing out any sharp-cornered furniture, as well as any sharp reachable objectives, are a must around the kitchen area.
Creating a Safe Space for Your Children
Creating a safe space and allowing your children to have fun without worrying about safety, creates reassurance as a parent. This means, choosing a floor that lasts and that can withstand high-traffic areas is important. With this in mind, whichever flooring you decide to choose, there is a flooring type, style and colour for everyone.
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