Kid Friendly Flooring: Which One Is Right For Us

Whether your little baby is just starting to crawl, your toddler is having far too much fun throwing their toys, or your little ones are running in and out with muddy shoes – your floors need to be ready to take on a lot of punishment!

Sound familiar? Or perhaps this is something you can see in your future – if that’s the case then investing in your floors now, can save you lots of scrubbing, fretting and shredded nerves in the future!

You’re going to need floors that are not only safe, but can also stand up to their spills and games! So, if you’re searching for the best flooring solution for your family home – then keep reading for more information!

Hardwood Flooring
Easier to clean, the ability to withstand years of abuse from young children and still look great, it’s no wonder why Hardwood flooring is a popular choice with families! If any dents or damage does occur, then the floor only needs sanding for it to be returned to its former glory. It also has a timeless style that always looks beautiful – unlike carpet, which can look dated and worn after a short time.

In addition, hardwood doesn’t collect animal hair, mould or pollen so it’s great for children with allergies, and you don’t need to worry about anything being spilt on it either! Check out wood flooring from doorstore for the latest styles.

Carpet is a great option if you’re looking for something that’s soft under foot. Carpet is also a natural insulator, so it helps absorb the sound of your child’s toys being thrown across the room and them jumping off the sofa! Which also means that carpet provides extra cushioning should any accidental falls occur.

Carpet is always available in a variety of styles, colours and textures that can match the d├ęcor of any room. Dark carpets might be ideal if you have smaller children around – as stains and spillages won’t show up as easily as they would on a cream carpet! So, if you’re concerned about orange juice or crayon and felt tip artistry – then perhaps a dark coloured carpet is more practical.

Laminate Flooring
Ideal for those who like the look of hardwood flooring but don’t necessarily have the budget for it, laminate flooring is a great option to consider.

Along with being less expensive than hardwood flooring, laminate doesn’t require the sanding and polishing that hardwood does in order to keep it looking fresh and new. A vacuum cleaner, a broom and a damp mop are all you need to save this flooring from your children!

Just like hardwood, laminate is ideal for those who suffer with allergies from pollen, mould and pet hair, however it is always worth considering which rooms you are going to install laminate. Although it is easy to mop up spills, laminate can become quite slippery and dangerous, so somewhere like the kitchen, might not be the best idea.


  1. Anonymous20:08

    I don't know how you even came up with topic but well done. We have a rug that needs a shampooing.

  2. We have just moved home, we choose laminate for our living room and dining room, carpet for the bedrooms and stairs and lino for the kitchen and bathroom, we are undecided on our dining room xXx

  3. We've found laminates the best as we do have allergies, and it's good to clean. Bit chilly on the feet in a morning in the bedroom though lol.

  4. Lots to consider, thanks for writing about it. I do quite like laminate flooring, and it might be worth considering as a temporary measure for just a few years, too.

  5. Yes, it is a difficult choice! All have their pro's and con's....