shutterstock_111053942One thing we’ve learned here at Floor Coverings International of Waukesha is that every home has its own set of needs and requirements. For instance, if you have a dog here in Waukesha, there are certain considerations you’ll need to keep in mind when choosing the perfect floor covering. The same goes for the type of lifestyle you lead: if you tend to do a lot of cooking, choosing a sturdier hardwood flooring for that area of the house may be a requirement. In this post, we’re going to outline a few different flooring options that work particularly well for children, be it in their playroom or bedroom. Read on for a few tips from Floor Coverings International of Brookfield on how to choose the best flooring solution for the little ones in your life.

Plush Carpet

A classic choice for children’s rooms, a long pile carpet flooring is a go to for many homeowners planning to remodel the playroom. Not only are carpet floors cozy in the winter; they’re also perfect for protecting your child from slips and falls. We’re all familiar with the tumbles that adventurous children often take, so keeping this in mind when planning for their new bedroom is a must. Carpet is also great for insulating noise, which can be a concern when your children are old enough to start really letting loose. The major drawback for carpet floors in a playroom or bedroom is that messes can be more difficult to manage, which is something young children often have a hard time avoiding. If you do go with carpet in your child’s room, make sure to address any spills as quickly as possible to protect its great look for years to come.

Cork Flooring

Cork is another great choice for children, as it offers a number of carpet flooring’s advantages without some of the drawbacks. Cork is naturally very soft and easy to walk on, which makes it similar to carpet in terms of protecting your son or daughter from a dangerous fall. With cork floors, you can get all the protection of carpet flooring with a look that resembles hardwood, something many homeowners in Brookfield love. Furthermore, cork is anti-microbial, and the material will naturally deter the growth of mold and other bacteria. Couple this with the fact that cork doesn’t have the same issues with maintenance as carpet, and you can see why it would make a great flooring choice for your play room.

Rubber Flooring

Rubber floors also make a great choice for playrooms in particular. They are incredibly soft and yielding, making them as protective as carpet and cork. Rubber floors are also incredibly durable, making them a great candidate or surviving many years of play. Combine this with the fact that rubber floors are very easy to clean, and it makes sense why so many parents choose rubber for their playrooms. The one thing to keep in mind is that rubber flooring can be an expensive option, so depending on your budget it may or may not be right for your home.

At Floor Coverings International of Milwaukee, we make sure to help our clients find the perfect flooring for their unique situations. Next time you need some advice on your upcoming remodel, make sure to stop in at FCI Brookfield for all of your hardwood, carpet, tile, and laminate flooring needs.

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