Offer Your Child the Best – Best Flooring Options For Your Nursery
When planning your child’s nursery, things such as the crib, paint colour, changing shelves and flooring comes to mind. Let’s try to identify what’s best and not best for your baby. Best Flooring Options
Always Keep in Mind –
HEALTH & SAFETY
First and foremost, the health of your child is above all aspects. Dirt and allergens can get trapped in certain types of flooring, which can cause trouble. One must choose the right flooring for the nursery when you consider the safety of your little ones. You have to go with a choice that will help prevent those inevitable small bumps and bruises.
Cleaning a kid’s room can be hectic so make sure the floor that you choose for the nursery is easy to clean and maintain. Do take into consideration the toys and trinkets your kids will play with that will cause some wear and tear on the flooring.
Keep in mind that your nursery now won’t be a nursery forever. So, changing your floor in the future can get expensive; hence make sure you think about what the future might bring before you finalize your option.
Now, let’s see the floor options to choose from.
Carpets are soft, comfortable and can protect your child from bumps and bruises, making it seem like the best choice for your new nursery. It will also be a good choice surface for you since you’ll be spending most of your time on the floor playing with your little ones. Also, carpet is commonly the least expensive flooring surface, making it budget friendly. And, of course, the room will be quieter which help your child to get good sleep.
Of course, there are some cons, but there always are with any material. It is harder to keep clean and stain free. Fortunately, we happen to have some helpful cleaning tips in our other blogs here. But you can always choose from a variety of options on materials and its quality.
Hardwood is a long-lasting, easy to clean and have that classic look that never goes out of trend. Apart from visually appealing, it makes a great nursery option because it doesn’t absorb allergens or chemicals.
An obvious drawback would be that it’s a hard surface, making it more uncomfortable when compared to carpeting, often when your little one gets some bumps while learning to walk. However, that can be fixed by adding the right size area rug to the room. That way, not only does the nursery have a classic style, but some soft, comfy surfaces, too. And the only other drawback would be its high cost. Which leads us to a nice alternative, laminate.
For those who prefer the look of hardwood, but not the cost, laminate floorings would be a good option to go with. And, like hardwood, it’s a good idea to put down an area rug to add softness to space. Laminate flooring doesn’t require waxing or polishing to keep it look nice. It’s very easy to keep your floors clean. And if there are any accidental spills, which of course there will be, you just need to wipe it up right away.
To learn more about the simple cleaning and maintenance tips, check out our other blog here.
Since we looked at some good options for the nursery, let’s keep an eye out for what’s to be avoided.
This is not considered the best option for toddlers and babies since the surface is really hard. And of course, it’s not that of a comfortable surface for you to sit on too—your backbone would be the opposite of thankful.
Bamboo flooring gets scratches very easily and shows way more than regular hardwood ones do. It is less water & stain resistant compared to the other options mentioned above.
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