When it comes to child-proofing a house, most people know to do the basic things like making sure there are no sharp edges they can bump their heads on, covering outlets, and keeping cabinets with dangerous chemicals locked tight. Most people, however, fail to take into account the importance of flooring, when it comes to child-proofing. We get a lot of different questions about flooring here at the Gowdy Flooring store, and we are always surprised by how rarely we get asked about this topic.
So, which flooring installation is best for homes with little ones? That's exactly what this quick guide is going to tell you! Let's have a look at the top 3 Amarillo flooring options for homes with little ones!
1. SmartStrand™ Silk Carpeting
Many people with children consider carpeting to be a complete no-go for obvious reasons. Children tend to spill more, track in all sorts of outdoor mud and grime, and generally wreak havoc on most carpeting. This is a shame because carpeting, unlike hard-surface flooring, is one of the safest options for a home with children, because children also tend to fall down a lot.
If you'd like the safety of carpeting without the risk of grievous damage to it from stains, you can't go wrong with SmartStrand™ Silk carpeting. It offers unparalleled stain fighting power that is built into the very fiber of the carpeting, and that power never fades. It's one of the softest carpets on the market, so you don't have to worry about those little tumbles quite as much, and it offers an extremely long service life. All of these facts make it our number one pick for kid-friendly flooring!
Out of all of the hard-surface flooring options for kids, hardwood is king, because of its extreme durability and long service life. As durable as it is, wood flooring can be scratched, but hardwood flooring has the added benefit of being able to be sanded and refinished a number of times over its service life.
This means that once your little one gets past the age of dinging up your floor, you can safely and inexpensively have it restored to like-new condition, at a fraction of the cost of a total replacement. It's also a great opportunity to switch up your floor's color. Now, that's a win-win situation!
3. Luxury Vinyl Tile
One of the side-effects of having kids is that money has a tendency to be a little tight after they arrive. If you're thinking that a hard-surface floor is your best bet, but you can't afford the investment in a natural hardwood floor, you might want to consider luxury vinyl tile flooring.
It offers extreme durability, thanks to its tough wear layer, a marked decrease in the initial buy-in cost, and it's super-easy to maintain and clean. It's an excellent alternative to hardwood that won't break the bank!
Are You Looking for Kid-Friendly Flooring in Amarillo?
If you're in the market for kid-friendly flooring and live in or around the Amarillo, Texas area, Gowdy Floors is here to help! Simply call, email, or drop in at our showroom to have a look around and consult with our flooring experts. We are always on hand to answer your questions, and to help you find the perfect flooring option for your needs and budget. Stop in today and find out why Gowdy Flooring is Amarillo's premier flooring provider!