A child's room is usually much more than just a place to sleep. It's often the
center of a child's life and identity. Kids' rooms typically have low to
moderate traffic, and no matter what their age, children can give a bedroom
floor a good workout.
The kind of floor that's best for your child's bedroom depends more on your
child than on any other factor. For active children, consider flooring that's
easy to clean, with good durability and strong resistance to wear, spills and
dirt. Also, look for surfaces smooth enough for play but with a non-slippery,
non-abrasive finish. If style is important, consider a floor with neutral
colors and patterns that can adjust to a new look every few years.
Typical Floors for Kids' Rooms
Many carpet styles work well in children's rooms.
Particular favorites include textured plush, multi and berber made with nylon,
olefin or blended fibers. They resist stains and dirt, and they're soft enough
Laminate flooring is durable, resilient and easy to
clean with excellent resistance to stains, dents and scratches.
Vinyl is highly durable and easy to clean and maintain.
It also resists stains and soil.