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Wood Floors And Kids

Wood Floors And Kids

Posted in Wood Flooring by Source on March 18th 2011
This week the blog is all about kids and floors! PART 2 KID PROOF YOUR FLOORS! When creating a play space for children, an important decision is the type of floor you put down. Firstly you need to think about whether you would like carpet or wooden flooring. Good quality wooden or limited flooring can last for decades.

Carpets usually need to be replaced every five years, due to stains, holes from every day wear and tear. Wooden or laminate flooring require very little maintenance and can even look better with age. As everyone knows, well, those that have kids they constantly pick things up from the floor, babies and toddlers often put things in their mouths, and having a wood floor is a lot easier that having carpets especially when it comes to keeping the floor clean.

Why wooden floors rather than carpets? After each mealtime you can be grovelling around on the floor picking up bits of pasta and tomato sauce, not to mention spilt orange squash and other substances that are less appetizing. A muddy garden?  Muddy footprints across the hall are a constant issue as is wheeling the muddy wheels of the pushchair in through the front door. A quick sweep, or hoover, is easy and can keep your hard floor looking great.

Children running round the house with dirty wellington boots and muck caused by family pets can be removed in no time with a damp mop. Having a carpet can require large amounts of elbow grease and expensive sprays just to remove a stain. Carpets trap smells from things that have been spilt and unpleasant odours from family pets. The aroma from a polished wooden or laminate floor is beautiful and will make your home feel more inviting. If your children suffer from asthma, eczema or allergies, their symptoms will improve from the installation of wooden floors, as the numbers of dust mites and dust particles are reduced.

Children are less likely to play on the floor if it is cold to the touch. Wooden or laminate flooring gives you the option of under floor heating for your play space. If after a few years you find your wood or laminate flooring has been scratched or damaged, the damaged panel can be easily replaced. One of the most important advantages of a hardwood floor, is the timeless appeal that wood has, and production methods have now meant that some types of flooring can be produced cheaply, making wood and laminate floors available to suit all budgets

Choosing a Wooden Floor for Children’s Bedrooms

Whether your children are still in their cot or teenagers with attitude, laminate flooring is a fantastic choice for your child’s floor. Forget the carpets, spills stains and all the other things that kids and toddlers chuck on a floor is every parents nightmare! Easy with  a wood floor! Laminate flooring is extremely durable, very easy to keep clean, resists staining from just about anything a child or teenager can throw at it and are great for allergies as they harbor practically no dust. So if you are looking for a natural looking floor, be it contemporary or rustic, wide or thin plank, dark or light, wood effect or tile effect, you will certainly find what you are looking for in our laminate flooring section. For more ideas on flooring, take a look at our wood flooring collections at Our Online wooden flooring store.


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