The Best Flooring Options for You if You Have Kids or Pets
Durable Flooring That Withstands Kids and Pets
A large percentage of homes today either have kids or pets. Whatever you have chosen as a companion, you should consider durable flooring that protects them from accidents. If you are ever worried about making the right flooring decision, this guide explains the benefits of different flooring materials that enhance safety and comfort in your home, especially when you have kids and pets to worry about. Here are a few flooring options to choose from at Kevertin Flooring Enterprises that are durable enough to withstand kids and pets.
Since kids have the habit of throwing objects around and spilling liquid, you need durable flooring materials that can withstand both. Add a few rugs in the living room, dining room, and each bedroom to increase comfort and style, and to also act as an easier-to-clean and cheaper-to-replace barrier between the hardwood and your kids and/or pets. Regardless, hardwood does a good job of hiding scratches from its surface, and even when they appear, they can be fixed in most cases.
Laminate flooring is a great option if you have kids and pets in your home. This flooring option is a cheaper alternative to hardwood and many other popular flooring types such as tile and stone, with similar appearance and benefits to each. Laminate is also easy to clean with a broom, mop, and vacuum cleaner with no need to polish or wax its surface.
Kids and pets will stain and dirty the floor when they eat, drink, or play. One of the best ways to maintain a healthy environment is using microbial repellant flooring like cork. Additionally, cork flooring is easy to replace, since only the broken, damaged, or stained pieces can be cut out and replaced.
This option is best if you want to add an additional layer to your flooring. It can protect the floor from direct exposure to kids' cut and scraping activities and are overall more comfortable to walk, play, and sit on. You, your kids, and your pets would all appreciate yoga mats, anti-fatigue mats, or a set of professionally installed floor mats around your home, especially in high-traffic and play areas.