Just because you have a home with children and pets doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice nice-looking floors. The goal is to choose flooring that is comfortable, practical and easy to care for so that it outweighs the wear and tear from kids and pets. Fortunately, there are many floors that meet the needs of families without sacrificing quality or style.

One of the best options out there is laminate. Laminate is durable, resistant to scratches, dents and moisture and can be installed in both above- and below-grade applications. Laminate won’t harbor dust, mold or bacteria and is very easy to care for, with regular vacuuming and dry mopping being sufficient. You can also save money by installing it yourself. 

If you love the look and feel of carpet but are tired of cleaning up stains, consider interlocking carpet tiles. With carpet tiles, you can do installation on your own and cut the cost of hiring a professional. You can also make fun patterns using different colored floor tiles that the kids will love. This type of carpeting is actually very high quality because it’s designed for commercial applications. If you are faced with a stain, rip or tear, it’s easy to pop out the tile and replace it with a new one. 

In homes with kids and pets, it’s also important to consider eco-friendly flooring that comes from natural resources and won’t emit VOCs. Cork has a comfortable spongy feel and can be purchased in a variety of colors. It is perfect for playrooms, exercise rooms and outdoor play spaces and is rather forgiving if a child were to fall.  

A final option is vinyl. There are vinyl tiles, vinyl planks, sheet vinyl and luxury vinyl. Like laminate, the top layer of vinyl is a photograph of the real thing, so it’s easy to get hardwood, stone or ceramic looking floors without the high price tag. Vinyl is comfortable to walk on, warmer than ceramic and virtually maintenance free. It’s also slip resistant and repels moisture, scratches and dents.

As you can see, there are many options of flooring that are perfect for homes with kids and pets. The important part is to take your time considering the needs of your family so that you can choose a floor that will stand the test of time no matter how many little feet run across it.


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Euro Flooring and Design Center, Inc.

Euro Flooring and Design Center, Inc.
4424 US Highway 19 N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33714
Phone: 727-545-9900

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