In any home the kind of flooring that is used will dictate how the house can be used. If it is a family home with lots of children then sometimes a wooden floor is what is needed. Rhode Island hardwood installation will provide a great floor that is easily cleaned and looks wonderful. For those who want something a little softer, South County tiles may be just the answer. These innovative floor coverings also suit family life and are easily cleaned.
Many homeowners and parents often wonder what type of flooring to use when the children are small. Do they get something that is soft so that they will not hurt themselves when they fall? Or do they opt for something that can be kept clean so that the kids do not pick up something a little nasty now and then?
Of course, it is all down to personal choice and many people will have a kind of 'moving' choice that allows for the children growing up and becoming less problematic. For example, when they are very small, having a lovely washable rug for the kids to play on is a good idea. Any spills or mishaps are easily washed away and the area is still safe for those to play on with abandon.
As they grow older, the rug can be removed and the kids can play on the floor itself if it is made of wooden blocks or planks. Because of the polish or varnish, this too is easily cleaned but older kids do not tend to drop as much as the babies. This flooring is also kinder for those learning to walk or who fall over often because wood is much kinder on the skin than harder varieties of flooring.
Again, as they get older still, and if the parents want something different, carpets are the next logical step. These can come in the form of squares where high traffic areas can have the squares rearranged to even out the wear or wall to wall when the flow of traffic is small.
Wall to wall carpet comes in a host of finishes and colors and it is really down to the parents what they want to convey in the home. For those who want a look of luxury, off white carpeting is the thing because any other colors can be used in the room. However, this is notoriously forward to having marks and blemishes easily seen so it could have been a bit of a headache to keep it looking wonderful.
Other finishes include shag, which are the long and sometimes twisted strands that are quite soft underfoot, while others would prefer a shorter pile on the carpet. If pets are in the house it would probably be better to get the shorter pile since since the house will have to be sprayed regularly for pests and fleas.
Whatever choice of floor covering is made, it really has to fit in with the lifestyle of the majority in the home.