Laminate Flooring – A Great Choice for Nurseries

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If you’ve got young children, you know how messy they can be! Your youngsters are no doubt lovely, but kids drop things, tip objects over, get sick and have accidents in their nappies – that is why fitting laminate floors in nurseries is such a popular option, as you can quickly wipe up anything that spills on the covering.

Here are a few reasons why I think laminate floors are ideal for your little one’s nursery:

1. Easy to clean

As soon as you have kids, your house is never the same again, with the likes of food, milk and vomit becoming everyday stains you just grow used to seeing. But this doesn’t have to be the case, as modern laminate flooring is far easier to clean than carpets, which is one of the main reasons parents love it.

Many choose to install this type of floor in their dining room, as food spillages tend to be the worst – especially during the first few months of children learning to eat solids. Nurseries are another ideal place to fit laminate floors, with children spending a significant portion of their time in their bedroom, therefore increasing the opportunity for them to spill or drop things.

Doing simple chores can become incredibly messy and, if you’re ever had to feed then burp a baby, you’ll know what I mean! Changing their nappies can prove to be an arduous task at times and babies often use the moment you’ve taken off their clothes as the perfect time to go to the toilet again – a particularly slippery incident for boys! Nappies, in general, can become very soiled and sometimes this unfortunately ends up on the floor.

Obviously, having laminate floors makes the process of getting rid of any debris and liquid far easier, as you simply have to wet a cloth and wipe it away.

2. Doesn’t stain

Similar to spillages, you don’t have to worry about any stains with laminate floors. As you can get rid of anything dropped on the surface quickly, they don’t have long enough to stain through the material.

Carpet, on the other hand, is prone to staining – this is mostly because once the substance has soaked into the fibres, it is incredibly difficult to shift. Unless you’ve tried (and failed) to get porridge, tomato sauce or squashed banana from a carpet, you won’t fully appreciate how difficult it can be.

Milk and baby’s vomit are also notoriously difficult stains to get rid of, and unless you manage to soak them in cold water then wash them with professional cleaning fluids promptly, you may never salvage your carpet. However, with laminate floors, you can simply wipe them away without the substance permeating the covering, meaning this type of flooring can last many years.

3. Soft landings

Of course, another important reason to consider changing your flooring isn’t just to do with spillages and stains – you’ll want to get a floor that is best for your children. I think laminate is the perfect choice over carpet and wood. They may find it more challenging to learn to crawl or walk on the former (think of all the carpet burns they may get!), while it could be very painful to fall on solid woodfloors if – and when – they take a tumble.

Laminate floors are slightly softer than the latter, so kids can have a more comfortable landing. What’s more, there’s no chance of carpet burn and they can learn how to roll, crawl or walk on this type of floor with ease!

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2 Comments

  1. May 8, 2013 / 2:55 pm

    Great post. Laminate is a good tough all round floor. Its come a long way in terms of technology with some excellent wood and stone effect products on the market.

  2. Leanna
    December 3, 2013 / 9:52 pm

    Hi Jen,

    Great article and I love the picture of the floors in this space. Looks like a big space but I love the clean lines decorating choices.
    Laminate flooring is a great option in a nursery. As a mother of children with allergies, I love not having the pile and dust mites that is associated with carpets. I think it is important as well to be able to clean up after their dribbles and spills and have piece of mind knowing that no bacteria is growing in between the carpet fibers. I also love the look of area rugs over laminate as well that can be rolled up and put away for such times as learning how to be mobile.

    Great read! Thanks again.

    Leanna

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