Smart Flooring Options for Children’s Bedrooms

There are many aspects to think about when choosing floors for your child’s room. Children cause many threats to floors, whether that be foot traffic or spillage, so it’s important to look at all the factors before deciding.

The type of floor you choose will impact how the child interacts with the room. This depends on the feel, the look, and the quality of the floor. We took a look at two options, carpet and cork, and explored the characteristics that make them great for kids.


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Carpet is a very popular choice of flooring for children’s bedrooms. Because it’s soft and padded, it’s safe and comfortable for the child. With carpet, the child is less likely to get injured if they fall or trip.

Another benefit of carpeting in kids’ rooms is the decreased noise. Carpet will keep the bedroom insulated of noise and provide more peace and quiet.

Tips for carpet: Because kids are messy, plan on getting textured, patterned carpeting instead of solid colors.

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Cork is another good choice for a child’s bedroom. It’s a sustainable and eco-friendly option that will last for many years. Cork is also very soft and flexible, providing cushion for any trips or falls. Another aspect cork provides is a sound barrier and insulation, keeping noises minimized.

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There are many great flooring options for kids, cork and carpet being two of them. Both provide the type of environment suitable for children.

If you choose a hard surface for your child’s room, such as hardwood or tile, use an area rug to provide warmth, sound absorption, and cushion for falls.

Have questions about the best option for your kid’s bedroom? Stop in to our Lansing or Okemos flooring showrooms to speak with an expert!

August 28, 2017 News