Kids grow up so fast, and with every new year comes a new passion, obsession, and need for redecorating. Designing your child’s room is always a compromise. You want it to be comfortable, inspiring, and cute, but you also want to make try to pick something that will last for a long time. Luckily, even if you have to repaint the walls, buy new decor, and replace the bedding, if you make a good flooring choice it can last for years. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of some of the most popular flooring choices for kids’ bedrooms.
If you want a floor that’s going to last until your child has a home of their own, hardwood is the way to go. Oak flooring is a very neutral choice that can go with nearly any style of decor and still add a warm feeling to the room. Hardwood is susceptible to scratches from toys and chair legs, but adding comfortable area rugs, soft chairs and cushions can prevent this and make the room cozy for your child. Hardwood flooring can be a bit pricey, but in the long run the investment is worth it.
Carpet has been a top choice for kids’ bedrooms for years because it’s the softest, warmest, and most comfortable option. With a nearly limitless number of colors, patterns, and lengths it can match any style. However, carpets are prone to catch and trap dust, dirt, and other harmful allergens. If you choose carpet, be sure to maintain a regular deep cleaning cycle to protect your child’s health.
Laminate flooring is becoming hugely popular these days. It’s affordable, easy to install, and durable. It’s made of particle board and topped with a photograph of hardwood, stone, or any other number of style coated in a clear, protective layer. It is also more environmentally friendly than most other types of flooring. The manufacturing process releases less harmful toxins into the atmosphere, and laminate flooring can be recycled at the end of its lifetime.
If you have any questions about choosing the best flooring for your child’s bedroom, or need advice on flooring, cabinetry, or window treatments, stop into one of Naffco Flooring and Interiors 3 locations in the Greater Tampa Bay Area, or give us a call at (813) 254-4066 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.