Friday, November 25, 2011

Best Flooring Options For Children's Playroom

If you are creating a children’s playroom in your home and you have free reign in thinking about a new floor, you could really have some fun with it. There is a wide range of options available – and you don’t have to settle for just one of them. Instead, be a little creative in your approach.

Playroom Uses
It may be obvious that a children’s playroom will be used for playing but this is not such an unusual consideration when you think about it in the context of the rest of the house. So, for example, will children be snuggling down to watch DVDs or television in the room? Will there be a space in which they could do painting or messy play? Perhaps the room is large enough that they might be riding indoor bikes or scooters in it or it is sizeable enough for you to consider setting a small trampoline or other such piece of equipment from time to time? Or will some of these other activities be taking place in their bedroom, in the garden or in the kitchen?

Playroom Position
Consider the position of your playroom in the house as well. In many cases a playroom will be on the ground floor or perhaps even in the basement. If, however, you plan to set up your playroom upstairs or you live in an apartment then you may well have to opt for some sort of Carpeting to help dampen the sound from the room. Noise from singing, dancing, playing musical instruments and general jumping about will be magnified if you have a hard floor. Have a look at easy clean carpets or consider Carpet Tiles which can be replaced individually if there is a spillage.

Messy Play
If you are expecting messy play to happen in the room, then a wipe-down flooring option is preferable. Think about having a Vinyl or Linoleum Flooring laid. For extra comfort under foot, particularly if you have little ones, try a padded or cushioned lino. Stone or tiles would be an easy-clean option but are not the safest option for a playroom. Remember, anything dropped on them will just shatter and little ones could hurt themselves if they fall – a stone floor will also be very cold underfoot. Wood could look fantastic but if you choose a new solid floor you are likely to worry about stains and spillages. For a wood-look, a Laminate Flooring could well be the best option.

Have Fun
If you are converting a garage or basement in to a playroom, or you have an old hard floor in the room that you no longer wish to keep, why not have a bit of fun? Use floor paints to create a space that is brightly colored underfoot – you could opt for one color, paint a pattern or even paint games like snakes and ladders and hop-scotch on to the floor. Alternatively, if you can afford it, book a mural artist to come and create a wonderful under-foot image for your children – soon they could be imagining themselves on the beach, on a ship or in the wilds of the jungle…  2a

This article was taken directly from http://www.floorideas.co.uk. Americarpet sells all the flooring mentioned in this article, so visit www.americarpetfloors.com for more information.