There are a lot of things to take into account throughout the home when you have children, or if there is a baby on the way. Everyone knows you need to cover the outlets, get child locks for cabinets with dangerous chemicals, and make sure there are no sharp edges that the children could injure themselves on. However, few people consider their floors when they make their child-proofing rounds.
Children can be really hard on floors. Whether it's heavy footfalls, tracked in water and mud, or spilled food and drink, the toll on your floors is undeniable. So, choosing the right floor for your home with children is an important consideration, for both the service life of your floor, and the safety of your little ones.
That's why Metro Flooring thought it might be a good idea to provide you with this quick guide to the three best flooring materials for homes with children.
SmartStrand™ Silk Carpeting
Carpeting, in general, is a great choice of flooring for homes with children because it offers a softer surface for the children to play or rest on and cushions the blow of any falling accidents that might occur. The only problem is that children tend to stain carpets just by being children. That's why we specifically recommend SmartStrand™ Silk carpeting for homes with children.
SmartStrand Silk carpeting has unbeatable, built-in stain-fighting properties that are unmatched in the carpet world, while still being rated as one of the softest fibers on the market. This means you get the best of both worlds with SmartStrand Silk, safety and durability.
If you have kids but still want carpet in your home, SmartStrand Silk is definitely the way to go!
One of the big problems for your floors that comes with older children is their tendency to stomp around, drop things, and generally pound your flooring. This means your floors will need to be reliably durable, to withstand the test of time. This is where hardwood really shines!
Luxury Vinyl Tile
One of the things about having kids i,s that money can sometimes get a little tight. As good as hardwood flooring is for a home with children, many cannot afford the initial investment to take that route. Luckily, you can get the look of hardwood flooring without the higher buy-in cost, by opting for more affordable luxury vinyl tile that mimics the look of wood.
In addition to mimicking the look of wood at a fraction of the cost, this material is also more resistant to water problems than hardwood and, thanks to the powerful wear coatings that are applied to it, durable enough to withstand the rigors of rambunctious children.
Thinking of Installing New Flooring in Your Home?
If you are thinking of installing new flooring in your home, and would like a little help finding which options are best for your family's budget and lifestyle needs, Metro Flooring would love to help!
Simply call, email, or stop by for a look around our fully-stocked showroom in San Diego, CA. Our team of experienced, courteous flooring experts has all the expertise you need to help you get the floors you want! Why wait? Stop in today and find out why Metro Flooring is San Diego's premier flooring store!