Children have different needs compared to adults and you should keep this in mind when choosing a flooring material for their bedroom. They may spill food and liquids or run and play around with toys. The look and feel of the flooring affect the way they interact with the room. This is why you should consider certain factors such as look, texture, comfort, safety, durability and maintenance. It’s also good to consider the soundproofing qualities of a flooring material when making a purchase especially if there’s an important room below the children’s bedroom.
In today’s blog post, we’ll discuss some of the most suitable flooring for a child’s room. Read on to learn more about each of these options and compare them before investing.
They’re a traditional choice for a child’s bedroom because of the warmth, plush softness, and comfort they provide. They act as a cushion providing support and safety so that injuries due to tripping and falling are prevented. Another advantage of this material is that they can act as an insulating buffer in your child’s bedroom. It can control the transmission of sound or noise generated when children play, run or jump across the room. This is really helpful when the bedroom is located above the ground floor. Choose polyester, nylon or polypropylene varieties for better durability.
However, there are certain setbacks that come with this flooring option. Carpets aren’t very easy to clean and since kids are messy, this task can get challenging. The fibres attract dust and dirt, which can lead to an accumulation of particles that can negatively affect the air quality of the room. On the other hand, if you don’t clean up spills in time and treat it properly, they can lead to the growth of mold and mildew.
Cork flooring is an excellent option that’s warm, soft and comfortable under the feet, and also easy to clean. It comes in a wide variety of styles and finishes. The best thing about cork is that it’s anti-microbial, unlike carpet, which means it naturally prevents the growth of mold and microorganisms. Cork also repels dust and dirt from its surface because of its anti-static properties. This ensures that the air quality of your child’s bedroom is healthier and cleaner. To this flooring clean, you just need to sweep or vacuum it occasionally. Make sure that the surface is sealed properly to make it stain-resistant.
Although there are so many advantages of cork, you should also note some of the drawbacks. Due to its soft surface, it can get scratched, ripped or gouged from the pointed edges of toys made of hard plastic. This issue can be minimized by opting for cork tiles because these spots can be replaced.
If you want the look of hardwood for your kids’ bedroom, but with a more comfortable alternative, you can install laminate flooring. It comes with a certain level of softness, bounce, and shock-absorbent properties that make it a suitable option. Laminates are resistant to allergens and can be kept clean by sweeping or vacuuming. Using a foam underlayment beneath the laminate base can make the floor even softer and warmer.
We hope you found this information helpful when choosing flooring for your children’s bedroom. Contact AA Floors if you’re looking for superior quality hardwood, vinyl, cork, engineered or laminate flooring in Toronto.