How To Pick The Right Flooring For A Child’s Bedroom

As a parent, we know it is important to keep our children safe and comfortable, so choosing the right type of flooring for their bedroom is vital. With so many options out there, what is the most ideal flooring type?

With many things to consider such as comfort, durability, soundproofing and if it’s easy to clean, it can be a struggle to determine what is best to use for children’s bedrooms. But not to worry! Here at The Flooring Lab, we have broken down the options that may be best for you and your family.

Carpet

Carpet is one of the most common types of flooring used in a child’s bedroom, and this is due to several factors.

Safe - One of the main reasons for this is the safety cushion it provides. When a child trips and falls, carpets provide a softer landing, therefore there is less worry for parents! 
Insulator - With all the fun and games children have in their room, carpet is a great way to essentially muffle any noise, whether that’s them jumping around or generally having fun!

However, bearing these in mind, carpet has one big disadvantage. Keeping it clean.

This type of flooring requires much more work to clean than solid wood flooring for example. Hoovering will not completely remove dirt, therefore it would regularly require a carpet cleaner to remove the majority, including stains. It would be best to purchase a darker coloured carpet such as this one on our website. 

We offer soft, durable and dark coloured carpets on our website at fantastic prices. View our collection here!

Rubber 

Rubber is a great flooring option for children. This is often used in play areas due to the number of great properties it has.

Safe - Similar to carpet, rubber has padding that provides a soft landing if children fall over.
Durable - Due to its properties, this is one of the most durable flooring types, therefore it is an excellent choice for kid’s bedrooms!
Sound absorbent - If your kids make a lot of noise and like to jump around, rubber flooring greatly reduces this noise. 
Easy to clean - Rubber flooring is very easy to clean, repels stains and does not require much maintenance. 

With all of those points considered, it may seem like the deciding flooring type for a child’s bedroom, however, it is unlikely that rubber flooring would be used anywhere else in the house, so it can look out of place in your home. 

Vinyl flooring

Vinyl flooring ticks a lot of boxes for many parents as it has a whole host of great qualities. These include:

Inexpensive - Bedroom flooring in a child’s room can go through a lot, therefore it can get expensive to keep replacing. However, with vinyl, it is inexpensive so is a great cost-effective solution. 
High quality - Although it is inexpensive, vinyl is very high quality, therefore it can last for years so is fantastic for this reason.
Resistant - It is resistant to water, stains, scratches and dents - perfect for a child’s room.
Although you could say vinyl flooring isn’t as soft as carpet or rubber, this type of flooring is made with a thin backing of resilient foam or felt. This produces a slight shock-absorbency, so is a better option for children.

Vinyl is recommended for busy family homes in general, so if you require new flooring, then take a look at our stunning vinyl range here.  

Laminate

Laminate is an ideal choice if you want the wood feel in your home, whilst being a much better option for your children than solid wood.

Shock absorbent - Like vinyl, laminate flooring also has shock absorbency which is ideal for children if they stomp around or fall over; reducing the impact. 
Easy to clean - If a mess is a big problem for you, then laminate is an ideal option as it is very easy to clean.
Looks like the real thing - Solid wood flooring is not ideal for a child’s bedroom, so laminate can give you the option to still have wood flooring throughout your home (even if it’s fake!).

Bear in mind, however, it is still not the softest option, so you do still need to be aware that injuries can still occur. Laminate can also scratch, so greater care does need to be made with this flooring type. 

Find our wide range of laminate flooring here at The Flooring Lab!

If you are still unsure of the right flooring solution for your child’s bedroom, then please feel free to get in touch with The Flooring Lab team for some friendly advice!