The ups and downs of living with a teen

Kid proofing your floors

Children are one of the biggest commitments we can make in life, but also one of the best. It is immensely important that we ensure that our homes are properly prepared for the thundering of feet that are about to descend on it. One of the key areas to ensure is ready is your floor, it may surprise you to hear this but it is the area where they spend a majority of their early days!

Whether it be crawling, or taking their first steps, your kids will spend a lot of time on the floor, so as you can imagine it’s very important to make sure that you have the right flooring, and the right protection. Our guide is going to take you through some of the best options out there.

Vinyl tiles are a great options as they are both stylish, but also incredibly durable. They also have excellent water resistance, meaning any spillages and accidents can be cleaned up without worrying about water marks and surface damage. It is also ideal under heavy levels of footfall and high traffic. There are also a large number of superb designs, ranging in a wide number of shades and colours.

 

Hardwood is another superb option, and the leader in the flooring market. It mainly comes as either solid or engineered, both are incredibly durable and have excellent resistance to high levels of traffic and heavy footfall. It’s one of the more expensive options on the market, so is advised if you have a slightly wider budget. A cheaper alternative would be laminate flooring, equally as durable as vinyl and also has reasonable levels of water resistance. It also has impressive durability due to its tough outer layer.

If you have a little extra money available, it’s always worth investing in a rug or a carpet. They can help to protect your kids and provide a soft landing, but at the same time protect your flooring from any scratches of surface damage.

Our recommendation to you would be vinyl tiles as there are very few negative qualities, and the water resistance and scratch resistance are some of its finest assets. We hope our guide has helped you to make a decision.

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