There are many ways you can babyproof your home, like covering sharp edges and putting breakable objects on high shelves. But one of the biggest things you can do to make your house kid-friendly is to make sure your floors are ready for little feet. Hard, cold tile isn’t a friendly surface for crawling babies – and bright white carpet isn’t the best fit for messy toddlers!
If you’re thinking about redoing your floors in preparation for family life, here’s the three best kinds of floors to look into.
When your little ones first learn to crawl and eventually walk, it’s smart to let them do so on a cushioned surface that will lessen the impact of numerous falls. Carpet can make the floor feel comfortable and warm, which is excellent for tiny, tender feet and hands. However, don’t go with a pristine light color, because one simple juice spill can ruin the look. Pick a carpet that integrates multiple colors, and that can hide small messes.
Although this type of flooring isn’t as forgiving of tumbles as carpeting is, when it comes to energetic children, real hardwood floors will stand the test of time. They will hide the many marks and scratches that toys leave on the surface, and they’re extremely easy to clean, so there’s actually no reason to cry over spilled milk, literally!
If you love hardwood floors but hate the price tag, consider installing laminate floors. Laminate is made of compressed layers of materials with a photographic image on top. The image is protected by a clear top layer. Laminate is fairly easy to clean, pleasing to look at, and great for kids who constantly cause messes. Also, laminate floors are often good at keeping allergens from building up inside, and may be a good fit for families who sneeze frequently.
Need more guidance when it comes to choosing a floor for your family home? D&R Floors and Home Solutions is here to help. Their trained representatives will guide you through the process of selecting and installing brand new floors. They can also help with painting, repairs, and other services. To learn more, give D&R Floors a call at 972-625-4100.