If you have or are planning to have little ones running around your Overland Park home, there are many flooring options to consider when building their room for the long haul. Children’s bedrooms have to be durable enough to withstand an incredible amount of foot traffic, falls, stains, scratches, and growth – all while being soft enough so they won’t get hurt if they fall during the early years. But there is nothing to stress about because here at Floor Coverings International KC South, we’ve got you covered with an amazing selection of options to ensure a smooth transition into a safe environment for your children.
Resilient, safe, and low maintenance, consider rubber floors for a young child’s bedroom or a family playroom! While it isn’t as soft as carpet, rubber is incredibly cushiony for the joints and is slip resistant – crucial for little ones learning to mobilize. It’s absorbent of all the noise that comes from those bedrooms, especially if they are upstairs. It is water repellent, which makes for an easy clean up after spills. It is resistant to staining as well as mold and mildew, two things you definitely don’t want growing in your children’s room. Rubber also comes in sustainable varieties made from recycled materials such as tires, so if environmental impact is on your mind, consider rubber.
Carpet squares are a great option because carpet is soft and comfortable for playtime on the floor. Carpet prevents painful falls, and it comes in so many fun colors and patterns. The added insulation keeps the room warm year-round and also absorbs sound from getting in or out of the room! While carpet is famously prone to stains, there are stain resistant varieties available. Also, with the variety of colors to choose from, picking a darker color is easy and can help hide the stains. If you don’t want the room to be too dark, you could consider a checkered pattern and pair a lighter hue with the desired dark color. The benefit of choosing squares over broadloom is that if any square suffers a particularly bad stain, you can easily replace the damaged square with a new one.
If you already have a hardwood or vinyl floor installed and aren’t looking to remodel the whole floor, area rugs are an excellent solution to this problem. You can keep your floors beautiful while also preserving them. While it is hard to find a wall-to-wall rug, putting a soft carpeted material in the center and by the bed will ensure that your children are safe from any falls. Area rugs are also easier to maintain than carpeting and often come in great designs that are perfect for all ages. And because it’s so easily removed, as your child grows you can change the designs to fit with their age.
There is a lot to consider when planning out a child’s bedroom. How long will they be living in this room? How often are you willing to get a professional cleaning or replace the floors? Which problems are you most nervous about? This process doesn’t have to be a headache! With help from Floor Coverings International KC South, you’ll have the room set up in no time. Overland Park families have an excellent team right in the neighborhood, so give us a call today and schedule your free in-home consultation!