How to Choose Child Proof Flooring

How to Choose Child Proof Flooring


Whether your little ones are beginning to crawl, taking their first steps or traipsing their muddy boots through the house with their latest creepy crawly find from the garden – the flooring in your home gets a lot thrown at it every day! If this sounds familiar, or if you can imagine them in the future, you may be interested in how to choose child proof flooring…

How to Choose Child Proof Flooring

A good place to start would be – you’ll want floors that not only are safe
for your children but also can stand up to the spills and boisterous play. If you’re looking for the best flooring solutions for a home with children – here, you’ll get some tips for best flooring solutions for you and your family:


Carpet is the obvious choice if you’re in need of something that’s soft underfoot, this is probably ideal if you have very young children, taking their first steps or becoming mobile for the first time.

Carpet is also a natural insulator, so it helps absorb sound, can prevent slips, and provides some extra cushioning for any accidental falls. These are all important considerations to keep in mind if you have kids running about.

Carpets come in a variety of styles and colours that can match any room. Dark carpets can make
your room feel warmer, while lighter carpets can make your room feel more open. Just remember
that lighter carpets also show stains and dirt more easily than darker carpets do. If orange juice stains or even crayon marks are a concern, consider a darker colour. If you want to preserve your carpet, it’s best not to provide a large blank canvas for your child’s early attempts at painting!

Hardwood flooring

One of the biggest advantages that hardwood has over carpeting is that it’s easier to clean.
Hardwood can also withstand years of abuse from young children and simply requires sanding to
repair any marks or scratches. Additionally, hardwood doesn’t collect animal dander, mould, pollen, or dust like carpet does, so it’s good for children who suffer from allergies. When you’re looking for the ideal type of wood for your home, there are many to consider.

If you’re worried about your child falling on such a hard surface, then you’re not alone! Most owners of hardwood flooring invest in a few well placed rugs throughout the room, with non-slip grips to prevent accidents.


For those who like the look of hardwood but don’t have the budget for it, laminate floors are a good option. Laminate floors are compressed pieces of veneer that have the image of a wood species pressed on top. Along with being less expensive than hardwood, laminate also doesn’t require waxing or polishing to keep it looking nice. A vacuum cleaner, broom, and damp mop are all you need to keep laminate floors clean!
Keep in mind that laminate is very slippery when it gets wet, so you might want to think twice about installing it in rooms like the kitchen, where water can get on the floor and cause accidental falls.

Have you considered  child proof flooring in your home?



  1. We have laminate flooring, which is a lot easier with children, but it’s so cold at this time of year. A part of me misses carpets
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  2. Laminate or wood for us – we do have a carpet in the living area but it will meed replacing soon

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