If you have children, you know that they can be tough on your house, especially floors. For a kid’s playroom or bedroom, there are plenty of flooring options that will please your style and stand up to the daily rigors of life. If your kids don’t have a designated playroom, having the right flooring in your living room and family room is even more key. Once the toys and games are put away, you’ll want to feel like you are sitting in your room and not a play zone.
If you are putting in new flooring, talk with your retailer about the best options for kids. There are many stain resistant and stain repellent carpets on the market. This means you can put carpet in a kids’ area and not fear every time something spills it will stain forever. Another option for carpeted rooms is to put a large area rug over the carpet to protect it. As the kids get older, you can remove the area rug or swap it out for a new pattern or color. With this same idea in mind, carpet squares can be used and replaced if they get stained.
Hard surfaces like tile and stone are durable but might be too tough on little knees and elbows. Hardwood is good as is cork, which has a soft feeling under foot. Again, area rugs are your friends when it comes to protecting floors.
Your kids and their favorite toys can be hard on your floors. Work with your flooring person to choose the best option that will be durable and stylish for years to come.