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Choosing the Best Flooring with Young Children in Mind

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Choosing the right kind of flooring for your home can be difficult. If you have young children, the choice can be even harder. When you are looking for new carpet or flooring, you’ll have to consider a number of factors such as where the flooring will be and what kind of use it will see. In addition, safety must be a top priority if you have children. Keep reading to learn more about choosing the best flooring for your home with young children.

As a parent, you probably already know how rough children can be on items around your house. Flooring is no different, and kids may drag, drop, or throw objects on the floor. Your flooring choice should be durable enough to put up with what your children dish out, but still attractive so that your entire house doesn’t look like a playroom. Laminates, vinyl, and cork flooring can all be durable choices for a home with small children. If you are putting new flooring in a playroom, consider rubber tile for even better durability.

Slip Resistance
Kids are full of energy and love to run through the house. Whether your children are rambunctious after school or just learning to walk, it is important to invest in floors that are slip-resistant. Carpet is a great choice for homes with young children, as it is quite difficult to slip on and can cushion the blow if someone does take an accidental tumble.

No matter which type of flooring you choose, make sure that the material emits little or no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs can cause headaches and dizziness, and have even been linked to certain respiratory illnesses. Talk with your flooring sales consultant to make sure you are getting a material that is safe for your entire family.

Are you ready to find the right flooring for your home? Contact the experts at Bay Carpet by calling (718) 366-5001 to find out more about carpet, hardwood, and laminate flooring or to schedule an in-home consultation. You can also visit our showroom in Queens to get a firsthand look at our flooring options.