family on hardwood flooringHome can hold a lot of different meanings, but for many people, it’s the place where we gather with family. This is why it’s important to tailor the space to fit the unique needs of each family, whatever that may look like. If for you, that looks like a house with little ones, we’ve compiled a list of the most kid-friendly flooring options and everything you need to know about selecting and caring for your flooring with kids. 


When it comes to flooring, the health aspect is not usually the first thing that comes to mind, but when choosing a flooring that is best for kids, there are a few things to consider If you have little ones with allergies or other respiratory issues, you will want to consider materials that won’t easily collect dander, dust, or other air contaminants. 

For this reason, when it comes to health, hardwood flooring is one of the most kid-friendly materials. Hardwood flooring is free from potentially harmful chemicals and won’t collect allergens the way that carpet flooring might. Additionally, hardwood flooring is much less porous and therefore, inhibits bacterial growth.

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It’s no secret that kids can get messy. A juice box here, an art project malfunction there. This is why vinyl flooring is a great option for a household with kids. It’s not only easy to install, but it’s also easy to maintain. Vinyl flooring is extremely spill-resistant, and won’t scratch easily. When messes happen, all it takes is a quick wipe, and you’re good as new! (Plus, it’s also made of a softer material, making it great for toddlers still learning balance.)


If you have a large family, the best thing to keep in mind is the amount of foot traffic your floors will be experiencing. With larger families, popular rooms like the kitchen, experience a greater amount of wear and tear. The best flooring material to combat this is natural stone flooring. It’s the most resistant to scratching and etching and is durable enough to withstand years of use. 

When it comes to our home, it’s about family. To learn more about our family-friendly flooring options available to you, contact Floor Coverings International Waukesha today!

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