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Choosing the Best Flooring In The Nursery



I know that it's far too soon to be thinking about decorating the nursery for baby 2 but I like to plan ahead. At the moment our spare room is full of clutter which I need to organise or throw out and the carpet needs replacing as I really don't like the colour. I've been thinking about replacing it with laminate flooring just because the rest of house is laminate and it's easier to clean. There are so many options to choose from for flooring including carpet, wood, laminate and vinnyl. Choosing the ideal flooring for your nursery is harder than you might think. 

Here I've put together a few handy tips to help you pick the right flooring:

Laminate

Nappies, milk, baby food, sick... can all leave nasty everyday stains. Your house will never be the same again once you have kids. A surface which is easy to clean and waterproof such as laminate or vinyl is a good idea as they are durable and baby-proof. Meaning you only need to mop up any baby sick or spillages instead of trying to scrub it out of a carpet.

Laminate is easy to install, and scratch-resistant also great for when your baby is a toddler as you can easily wipe clean any drawings they've decided to do all over the floor. Laminate flooring is slightly softer than wooden flooring for a more comfortable landing, it's a good idea to place a rug in front of the cot especially if your toddler is prone to climbing out at night. Another great reason for laminate is that there's no chance of carpet burn when they learn to crawl and roll over.

Many people decide not to buy laminate as they think it's too cold on the foot. However you can get heated flooring installed or insulation fitted before hand.

Pros:

  • Hygienic
  • Easy to keep clean 
  • Looks very stylish and there's many different styles to suit every home 
  • Very durable if looked after correctly

Carpet 

If you were thinking of having carpet in the nursery, it's probably a good idea to stay clear of light colours as much as they look nice you need to think practical especially when your baby becomes a toddler and will get their hands on everything. We had a light cream/beige carpet in Amelia's nursery at our previous house which ended up with many stains, simply from dropping things here and there.

Carpet is much harder to keep clean although you can get it professionally cleaned that is expensive in the long run.

Pros:

  • Adds warmth to a room
  • Absorbs noise, great for dummies falling out of the cot in the night 
  • Softer landing by adding an extra layer to cushion slips and falls

Do you prefer carpet of laminate in your child's room?

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17 comments

  1. We have wooden floor downstairs with underfloor heating. I certainly love the under floor heating. However, upstairs is all carpeted except the bathroom. It's a light cream carpet and I love that the girls can play safer in the bedroom with less chance of banging their heads on hard flooring. we don't allow food upstairs except their night drinks (milk & water). We've been here nearly a year and haven't got a single stain yet.

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  2. I say wood floors or laminate with an awesome rug.

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  3. I have carpet in Elliws room. But you can take stains off easy! That's one reason why we bought it- Plus her bedroom is such a big room a carpet makes It look much cosier.
    Mias room is vinyl. It was the playroom until I had to separate the kids from sharing a room for good reasons. Its very easy to clean and it is a small room so im happy with it :) Just looking for a nice rug for her now xx

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  4. Easy to clean that is one of the best thing I consider.

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  5. Hi,

    Really enjoyed looking through your blog.

    Thanks

    Al
    The Dad Network

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  6. we are moving to place where only the bedrooms have carpet I like this idea as as it makes bedrooms look more cosey. http://www.joannavictoria.co.uk/

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  7. We've always had carpet in the bedrooms and never had much of an issue. Carpet cleaner works wonders if there's any mishaps!
    As my oldest has got older we've limited what he can take upstairs - never food and only squash is allowed and it sits on his bedside table.
    I suggest whatever works for you! X
    http://littleandbigmoments.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. We have carpet in my son's room and when it started to look a bit tatty we bought a huge rug. It's brightened the room up and hides all sorts of mess until we can afford to replace all the carpets.

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  9. Great post. Precise detail about Laminates and Carpet. My personal choice will be laminates, as they are lot easier to handle compared to carpets.

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  10. That's a wonderful guide right there.Not only it serves the main purpose of choosing the right floor but also differentiates clearly between Laminates and Carpets. Great post keep up the good work.

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  11. My wife and I are expecting our first baby later this year. We are super nervous and currently focused on everything hypoallergenic. If our baby is born healthy, would the type of flooring in the bedroom matter at all? I'm worried about carpet and dust mites and so on.
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  12. yeah love your ideas.
    Anyway, for me i would choose the materials which are easy to clean.

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  13. Really appreciate your guides here.
    Sometimes I run out of ideas and solutions and your blog is my best choice.

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  14. Thinking about decorating a nursery means, we should be more realistic in the case of choosing flooring. The best part of a nursery is flooring and apart from flooring we start choosing different types of baby products. But flooring is the best ever option to attract viewers as well as our toddlers. We should take good options on nursery flooring, it should be hygienic, clean and kids friendly.
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