What Floor Is Best For Children’s Bedrooms?

Decorating the your children’s bedrooms can often feel like a chore. The room should feel welcoming, a place where they can spend hours playing, but it should also be practical too. With how often kids spill or break something, delicate furnishings aren’t going to last long. In particular, the floor in their rooms is going to take the most hits. With that in mind, you might be worried that you have to sacrifice style of substance. Don’t worry, this simply isn’t true. With continuing advancements in manufacturing, there are plenty of practical floors that look stunning. Therefore, lets take a look at which floors are best for tackling to busy kids bedroom.

Solid wood Flooring

Although initially it can be a considered a lot of money, hardwood flooring is a lifelong investment. Solid wood flooring is a very hard material, that offers you that much needed durability. When it comes to styles, you will amazed by the choice on offer. From species to shades, there is a seemingly unlimited variety of designs. By choosing the right finish and re-sanding from time to time, you will have a floor that is able to stand scratches and the traffic on the floor with ease. It is important to consider the room you plan to use this floor in. Solid wood cannot be used in rooms with underfloor heating. Since it is a natural product, the floor expands and contracts with temperature fluctuations, so isn’t the best choice fro these types of rooms.

Laminate Flooring

This floor is a very popular low budget option. Although it is synthetic, it imitates real wood perfectly. Thanks to this, you get amazing looks without compromising practicality.  Laminate is made of layers that protect it from moisture and therefore won’t react to temperature fluctuations. This means this floor is safe for use with underfloor heating, ideal for modern properties. Additionally, it has a protective layer that helps the floor at being more resistant to scratches or spillages.  It is because of this, that laminate makes an excellent kids bedroom floor. Similarly, laminate is water resistant, which makes spills easy and quick to clean. A simple sweep and mop every now and then keeps the floor hygienic and a safe surface for your kids to muck about on.

Vinyl flooring

The cheapest floor on this list, vinyl is a mix of PVC and other plastic materials. It is because for this that vinyl floors can stand scratches and spillages very well and are also very slip resistant. This, combined with vinyl’s softer surface is great if you’ve got little ones that fall down a lot. This is a cost effective floor can last up to 20 years if well installed and is very easy to maintain. Since it is waterproof, you can perfectly mop this floor with a warm, damp mop. If your child has any kind of allergy, this floor is perfect as its nonporous surface doesn’t harbour dust and or allergens. People can often worry that vinyl looks cheap, but with the introduction of luxury vinyl tiles, you can now get a high quality look without breaking the bank.

So there you have it, some floors that are practically great but still look gorgeous!