A children's room is a special room in a house or apartment. Despite the fact that the baby is not yet versed in design and beauty, he should feel comfortable and safe. It is the floor covering that is responsible for its first movements.
The choice of gender in the nursery should start with the main criteria:
Environmental friendliness. This property was indicated first for a reason, because children, unlike adults, spend a lot of time on the floor. Therefore, the floor covering must be of high quality, natural, without an excess of chemicals in the composition, and an unpleasant odor.
Safety. The floor should not be slippery or too embossed! The finer the surface, the better. At the same time, the coating should have a minimum of bends, reliefs, joints.
Easy to care for. To maintain the desired level of hygiene, the floor covering will have to be washed frequently. Wet cleaning assumes moisture resistance of materials, a flat surface without pores and gaps.
Strength. The flooring in the children's room will be subject to stress and wear and tear much more than in other rooms. It will be affected by friction, fluids, abrasives, and more. Therefore, the floor must be durable, wear-resistant, with a protective coating against abrasion.
Considering all the listed criteria, you should choose from laminate, solid boards, cork, PVC plates. These floor coverings are easy to clean, slip-resistant, warm and perfectly safe for babies of all ages.
Types and characteristics of materials
Undoubtedly, wood is the best material for a child's room: natural, beautiful and safe. With proper care, it can last for more than a dozen years. Nevertheless, the cost of laying a wooden floor is quite high, so not everyone can afford such a design.
Another natural material is cork. This floor covering is soft and very warm, repels moisture and dust, and is easy to clean and clean in a variety of ways. However, you still need to take into account one significant drawback - the cork tends to deform from too heavy and sharp objects. Therefore, it is more suitable for the nursery of a child under the age of 3 years.
Laminate is one of the good options. The coating is durable, attractive and safe. However, it can swell on prolonged contact with water and any other liquids that a child may spill on the floor. Therefore, the laminate will come in handy for laying in a nursery for teenagers - from 10 to 16 years old.
PVC tiles are the best option for a children's room. This is a simple and inexpensive material, it is quickly mounted and, if necessary, is replaced with a new one in whole or in part. PVC material is not afraid of moisture, mechanical stress, frequent cleaning, etc. Manufacturers offer a wide variety of design options for PVC panels - bright, colorful, with children's drawings and cartoon characters, under natural materials. Even if one or two segments fail, you can independently disassemble the floor in the right place and replace them.