Choosing Flooring for a Child’s Room

Some of the most important features when choosing flooring for a kid’s room are safety, durability and the ability to clean it easily. Flooring that has some ‘give’ would be ideal to soften falls and prevent injury. But, the floor would still have to be durable enough to withstand spills, falling toys and wear and tear from dragged play toys.
 
Dunn Furniture can help you choose! We have a wide variety of floor coverings that would be ideal for your child’s room. Vinyl tile and laminate flooring are both very easy to maintain and cleans up well – pet proof too! Cork is another good choice as it’s ‘green’, comfortable and durable and carpet is soft underfoot, but can stain easily. 
 
Carpet is likely a good choice for younger kids as it dampens noise and falling children are less likely to suffer cuts and bruises on sudden impact. It traps dust so children of the shorter disposition can breathe air just as clean as the fresh air you breathe at your lofty height.
 
However, as carpets retain dust, it also captures all sorts of dirt. If you’ve stretched your budget enough to get a thick, ultra sound-absorbing carpet, then you need to clean it often. Choose carpet that is stain resistant. 
 
For those wanting a thick cushioned carpet, we recommend our Deep Pile carpets. This includes cut pile carpet with longer tufts for a very soft, smooth and warm feel. For added comfort, choose a thick underlay or carpet backing.
 
WOOD FLOORING – This natural product looks stunning in any room. But remember that hardwood flooring expands and shrinks as the environment changes, particularly in areas with high humidity; this will cause the planks to move, creak and gaps will appear, unless of course you maintain your floor very well or protect the floor with a child-friendly mat.
 
LAMINATE FLOORING – To avoid any damage to a beautiful hardwood floor, you could go with engineered wood instead. This is made of layers of various types of wood which are topped with a layer of hardwood, giving the impression of solid hardwood flooring. This trickery leads to safer and easier maintenance, with fewer cracks for children to stick fingers and toys in. The hardness of the wood has to be taken into account – this can be softened with a decent underlay, or even by using A child’s mat.
 
Dunn’s Flooring has a huge selection of all types of floors, stop in and we can help you decide!