Choosing the Best Laminate Floors for Families with Children
Parents of active kids know just how much wear and tear their little ones can dish out inside the home. The floors will be played upon, spilled on, chased on and will need to resist scratches and anything from markers and nail polish to sodas and messy food. With its durability, attractive visuals, budget-friendly price points and ease of maintenance, certain brands of laminate flooring make a great choice for families with children.
It’s also worth saying that laminate flooring is extremely easy to install and is a good fit for most rooms in the home. Here’s our take on the best laminate attributes for families with kiddos:
Texture & Color of Laminate
Wood-look laminate visuals are more realistic than ever, and in addition to adding major style, they work to keep floors looking fantastic- even with playful kids living on them. In particular, oak and hickory wood looks with bold graining will help hide scratches and dents. Today’s laminates are effectively produced with distressing and hand-scraped surfaces that are not only attractive but ideal for blending in any marks left behind. Hardwood visuals with knots and color variations will go a long way in keeping your laminate floors looking newer for longer.
Installation doesn’t get much easier than laminate flooring, which is ideal for a home with kids. Since laminate can be installed over many subfloors and is ready for use immediately following, your home and furniture are not displaced for days or even weeks on end. Look for laminate planks that have click-and-lock technology such as UniClic Technology for flawless, adhesive-free installation. And if your kids ever damage a portion of the floor to where it can’t be repaired, you only have to remove the damaged planks and replace them as opposed to an entire floor. Always have extra laminate planks from your installation saved for that very reason!
Mohawk’s RevWood Plus laminated wood flooring offers homeowners the ultimate solution, giving you all the beauty of gorgeous hardwood with the performance of a laminate. A protective wear layer provides maximum scratch protection while tight, waterproof joints and top coats allow for wet mopping and protect against everyday spills. RevWood Plus also comes with All Pet Plus protection, covering all pets, all accidents, all the time plus scratch protection. It’s the perfect option for active households.
It’s safe to say that a home with children is ever-changing and evolving as well as exciting and tons of fun. Choose surfaces for the home that can roll with the punches and adapt to the chaos that comes with kids. Laminate floors are not only a viable solution but a valuable solution across the board!