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What is the Best Flooring Solution for Kids

Posted May 27, 2022

Kids generate a lot of activity in the home, so it’s important to choose furnishings that can handle this wear and tear. Whether you’re renovating your home or simply updating your space, you’ll want to give special attention to your flooring.

When you pick a floor that’s durable and easy to clean, you’ll be much happier with it! You won’t have to panic every time a kid drops a toy or spills their juice. And, a quick sweep or vacuum will have your home looking clean and put together in no time!

Let’s cover the best flooring solutions to consider when you have a house full of kids!

Engineered Hardwood

If you love the look of hardwood flooring, pre-finished engineered hardwood is a great pick. These floors usually come with aluminum oxide layers that give the wood a harder and more durable surface. We also recommend looking for a few additional features.

For example, matte finishes, as opposed to glossy finishes, can mask scratches and dents. Lighter colored floors are also better at hiding imperfections. And, hand-scraped hardwood floors are worth checking out because they’re naturally distressed and hide scratches well.

Luxury Vinyl

One of the most requested floors right now is luxury vinyl flooring. This type of flooring comes in planks and tiles using a click-lock installation technique. The designs look like natural stone, hardwood and ceramic tiles, and they’re solid enough that they feel like the real thing!

Luxury vinyl flooring is highly versatile and a great option for busy households with kids and pets. Probably its best feature is that it’s waterproof - no need to worry about forgotten sippy cups and spilled milk. Luxury vinyl flooring is also durable, resilient and simple to clean.


Laminate is another option worth considering, as it offers a lot of the same benefits as luxury vinyl flooring. The planks are made to look like real wood, giving the home a major boost in aesthetics. Laminate is also hygienic, easy to clean and scratch resistant.

If you do choose laminate flooring for your kid-friendly household, be sure to invest in a good underlayment. The underlayment will protect your subfloor from moisture, as well as add warmth, softness and thickness to each step. This makes the floor feel more natural.

If you’re still undecided on which flooring option to choose for your busy household, contact Woodhaven. We have several different types of floors to choose from, each with its own unique benefits. Let’s find you something that’s beautiful, durable and kid approved!

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