One of the most exciting and fun parts about expecting a new baby is the fact that you get to plan how the nursery will look. Choosing a colour for the walls and picking out all the adorable pictures and toys you’ll add allows you to stretch your creative muscles. And so can deciding between flooring options!
When planning to install new flooring for a nursery, consider a durable, kid-friendly option. We’ll go over the best options that you can choose from that will enhance your child’s bedroom and your overall home.
Natural Elements with Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood flooring is a wonderful option for a nursery as it offers natural materials and comes in a variety of different colours. It’s super easy to clean, which is definitely something you’ll want to consider when designing a nursery. On top of that, hardwood flooring goes with pretty much any aesthetic, so when you’re ready to turn the nursery into a bedroom or, longer down the road, perhaps an office space, you don’t have to change much!.
Hardwood flooring is super durable as well, however, it can be subjected to wear and tear—especially if you have pets. To keep it free from dents and scratches, you might need to be extra vigilant. Another thing you’ll want to consider before choosing hardwood flooring is that it can be expensive, so if you’re on a budget, consider your options. Because hardwood flooring can be, well, hard, it might be difficult for the new baby to comfortably learn how to walk. If you decide to go with hardwood flooring then you’ll want to consider purchasing a soft rug in order for your baby to have a place to play and comfortably take their first wobbly steps.
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
If you’ve decided that you don’t want hardwood flooring, but you like the look of it, then consider vinyl. Laminate or vinyl is a wonderful option for a nursery and a great alternative to hardwood flooring because it’s less expensive but can mimic the look. Another bonus that comes along with this material is that it’s practically scuff and scratch resistant, so it will last you a long time. While it’s still a hard surface, it’s not going to be as tough as hardwood or tile, so you can have peace of mind if someone takes an accidental stumble while crawling or learning to walk. With this flooring option, you can also choose fun colours and patterns that make the room more playful and signal that it’s truly a baby’s new room. Vinyl flooring lets your creativity run wild, so if this is something that speaks to you, don’t ignore it!
There’s a myth that vinyl flooring is toxic or that it’s not safe for pregnant women and newborns. While there are some brands that might use more chemicals than others or “off-gas” with a stronger smell, there are safe and clean options out there for you to choose from. New versions of vinyl and laminate flooring offer zero emissions and are completely safe to install in a baby’s room. If you’re still unsure, reach out to one of our professionals or a manufacturer to gain more information.
While we don’t offer carpet installation, carpet can work really well in a nursery. It’s soft and comforting, which is what you want in a nursery, and it can come in fun colours and textures. However, carpet can be difficult to clean and it attracts stains. This isn’t always ideal for a nursery as babies need a clean environment free from overwhelming scents and bacteria. In order to keep the carpet clean, you’ll want to vacuum regularly and use a tool that can offer a deep-clean.
On top of that, carpets can attract dust and dander. If you have allergies or you have pets that like to shed, carpet might not be the best option for this particular room. As your newborn learns to walk or begins crawling around, you both will most likely be spending time on the floor, touching and inhaling anything that sticks to the carpet. Keep this in mind when you make your decision, as once carpet is installed, it can be tough to remove it.
Have Fun with Great Flooring Options
Planning for a nursery and designing your baby’s new room is one of the most exciting and fulfilling parts about being a new parent! Have fun with this new adventure, but also think about your specific needs and how you’ll want to use the room in the future. Hardwood flooring and luxury vinyl are some of the best options that you can choose from for this new room as they’ll last you a long time, they’re versatile, and they’re incredibly easy to clean.
Continue browsing our website for more inspiration. You can also check out our catalogue to see the different colours and styles we offer!