Flooring For Children’s Bedroom
The type of flooring that you choose for a child’s bedroom is essential. This means that a variety of characteristics must be in focus when weighing all options. Let us dive into the most commonly used choices:
Carpet is a traditional choice in the kid’s bedroom, due largely to the fact that it is soft and cushions all movement. This surface provides comfort while helping to prevent injuries. The thicker the carpet the greater the effect. Another benefit generated by children across the room. That insulating layer is especially important when the kids room is on an upper level of the home. A huge drawback is that every carpet is notoriously difficult to keep clean. It can stain easily and retain dirt until a professional is called in.
This is a fairly unique choice, that can provide many of the carpet qualities, without most of the drawbacks. Cork is naturally soft and yielding. Unlike carpet, cork floors are anti-microbial, and naturally repel mould and other microorganisms. It is uniquely anti-static when installed and sealed properly. Yet, Cork is very soft and can be damaged relatively easily. The pointed edge or a hard plastic can cause rips, tears, and gouges in the floor.
Rubber is commonly used in playgrounds as it is a very soft, yielding and cushiony. The material is able to pad falls from even moderate distances. Rubber floors are very durable, withstanding damage from rips, scratches, and gouges. This and the fact that it is of low maintenance, easy to clean, and hard to stain, makes it the most popular choice. The big drawback is the that can impair the quality of the air. The rubber itself can also have a very noticeable odour. This though not harmful, can be somewhat irritating.
Vinyl is inexpensive, of very low maintenance, also resistant to stains, and water, and very hard to damage. Basically, it is the ideal material for children’s bedroom floor. But, it is not natural and it is relatively bad for the environment. The manufacturing of vinyl creates toxins that are released into the atmosphere.