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How to Choose the Right Floor for your Child’s Room?

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How to Choose the Right Floor for your Child’s Room?

Posted by: Brian Smith
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When the time comes to renovate a child’s room more attention is paid to the furniture and the appliances and less to the choosing of the floor. We often neglect the floor surface while the selection on the market is rather diverse and it offers plenty of possibilities. Think about the time your child spends on the floor playing with little toys or just lying on the floor and it will be clear to you how important the floor is.

There are two major rules when it comes to choosing the child’s floor. First, the floor should not be too slippery in order not to be dangerous for the children and it should be easily maintainable because the stains of food and sodas will have to be removed all the time. When you are already placing a new floor surface, make sure to place an inspirational and creative one. Make it light, jolly and safe.

Cork, laminates, carpet, PVC or a combination of these materials – what to choose? Each of these materials has its good and bad sides. When it comes to the choosing of the materials for the children’s rooms, give priority to the natural and quality products. If you live in an apartment building, choose the materials which will insulate the sounds in order to protect your neighbors downstairs from your children’s experiments with balls and things that often end up on the floor. Kids like to explore all the sound possibilities of each toy which comes to their hands and they like to do it several times a day.

Cork, laminates, carpet, PVC or a combination of these materials – what to choose? Each of these materials has its good and bad sides. When it comes to the choosing of the materials for the children’s rooms, give priority to the natural and quality products. If you live in an apartment building, choose the materials which will insulate the sounds in order to protect your neighbors downstairs from your children’s experiments with balls and things that often end up on the floor. Kids like to explore all the sound possibilities of each toy which comes to their hands and they like to do it several times a day.

Here is a list of the most suitable materials for children rooms’ floors.

Choosing Carpet Floor

Taking into consideration the fact that the children spend most of their time in the kindergartens, pay attention to their choice of the flooring. There, people usually put mats and wall to wall carpets which are placed on top of the hardwood flooring. They place the softest possible materials which at the same time warm the room and soothe the clumsy falls. Since the kids like to play on the floor, the carpets are the perfect solution for children’s rooms. Give priority to natural materials at any rate.
Although, today, the offer of the carpets for children’s rooms is rather big, it should be said that the carpets give various creative possibilities. With little time and effort, using the carpets divided into panels of different colors, you can make a Rubik cube on the room’s floor. Next to that kind of a composition, the simplest furniture will look really nice.

Choosing Laminate flooring

This is certainly the cheapest flooring today, which is easily set and removed. Laminates are the imitation of the hardwood flooring and they are easily cleaned. On the market there exist various colors and nuances as well as in different patterns, from classical to modern ones, and they can be green, blue, pink, etc. Placing the combination of two or more colours on the floor, unusual and convenient mosaics can be obtained.
The only disadvantage of the laminate flooring is the fact that it enhances the sounds. If you live in an apartment building make sure that you place a good laminate underlayment which will give a good sound and thermal insulation. When your children come to the phase of anger and spite, the neighbors underneath will be truly grateful.

Choosing PVC flooring

PVC flooring is not as it used to be. To regain their glory and to increase the sales (which was going down), the designers gave them irresistible designs and colors, and for the children’s rooms they added glitter, fluorescent samples like stars which glow in the dark. When your little ones go to bed, they will have a true starry night under their feet. It is certainly something worth your attention and your thinking.
While making PVC flooring it was important to make them using the natural materials safe for the children’s health. They are far away from their predecessors who contained a certain amount of asbestos. The advantages of PVC flooring is their waterproof characteristic, simple montage and something very important for mums – easy cleaning and a good resistance to wearing. Another advantage of these floors is the fact that the new models are antibacterial. The only flaw is the ecological aspect, since they are made of polyvinyl chloride and the throwing away can be problematical

Choosing Cork Flooring

This completely natural material is ideal for children’s rooms – it has got very good sound and thermal insulation which is very important when it comes to the choosing of the right floor. It is easily maintained, easily set, it is safe for clumsy falls and with its appearance it gives the room a natural warmth. Except in its natural brown colour, designers have also created other colors – which gives the cork a new dimension and a possibility to express the creativity and to play with the colors and the patterns.

Choosing Linoleum Flooring

People often confuse linoleum for PVC flooring. Contrary to the PVC flooring, whose name speaks for itself about the material it is made of, linoleum is elastic flooring which is made of natural materials. In the past, linoleum has been accepted as the flooring which is placed only in the bathroom or in the kitchen, but the designers had the courage to place it in the children’s rooms. On the market, linoleum can be found in different patterns and in many colors. It covers the floor from wall to wall, it is stabile for walking, ecologically acceptable and easy to maintain. It is resistant to wearing and it is a good sound and thermal insulator.

If you want to play with carpets and mats, which is by the way our advice, you can combine several different colors, which can be very effective. Of course, special attention should be paid to the connection of the parts. Floors in the children’s rooms should not be uneven in order to prevent stumbling and falling.

Also, carpets and mugs need constant cleaning, because that is the only way to get rid of the unwanted “guests” such as mites or other dirt. New types of carpets neutralize the unpleasant smells like cigarette smokes or pets’ smells. When choosing the right carpet or mat, pay attention to the wall colors and furniture in the children’s room.
Excessive usage of colors or designs can make an irritating room instead of a happy one, which will not be pleasant to stay in. in any case, you know what’s best for your child and our advice is only to try to choose the floor which will serve its purpose, which will be pleasant to look at and also comfortable to sit and lie on.

Author: Brian Smith

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