If you're awaiting the arrival of a new baby, you're probably busy setting up the nursery in anticipation of your new little arrival. You've probably selected the perfect crib and changing table. You've likely found a cute comforter and matching curtains.
You might not have even thought about the type of flooring to use in the nursery. However, choosing the best flooring can make a difference. Asking yourself a few questions can help you select the best flooring for your baby's room.
What purpose will the nursery serve in the future?
If you are just starting your family and the room is only going to be used for a nursery, you may want to choose carpet. Not only is carpet attractive, but you will have a large selection of colors and types to choose from. Carpet can make a room appear warmer and cozier than hardwood and laminate floors.
Carpet will absorb the noise of a parent's feet when making those late night trips in to check on the little one. It will lessen the noise from a rocking chair's rudders when soothing a fussy baby back to sleep. Carpet is also warmer on bare feet when making those trips to the nursery for diaper changes or late night feedings.
If the nursery is going to be transformed into a child's room when the baby gets older, you may want to choose hardwood or laminate flooring. These types of flooring are durable and make cleaning up spills much easier.
A high-quality hardwood or laminate flooring will last for years. A hardwood or laminate floor in a natural wood tone matches any décor and makes it easy to redecorate the room for a boy or a girl as the child grows from childhood into the teen years.
Do allergies run in the family?
If you have a strong family history of allergies or asthma, you may want to avoid carpet and choose hardwood or laminate flooring instead. While hypoallergenic carpets are available, dust and pollen particles can still get trapped down underneath carpets. Flooring that can be mopped and cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis may help to reduce allergens in the room.
If you prefer the look of carpet over hardwood or laminate flooring, you can always use an indoor-outdoor area rug on top of hardwood flooring. These types of rugs can be removed and washed on a regular basis.
Do scratches and marks bother you?
Some people think the scratches and marks that occur on hardwood flooring are part of the floor's natural beauty. If the nursery will eventually be a child's room, you can expect plenty of nicks and scratches from toys and rough play.A nursery room rocking chair may also make some marks in the surface of a hardwood or laminate floor. Baby bottles and toys tossed from a crib are likely to leave a few dings in the floor too.
If markings on a floor bother you, carpet is probably a better choice than hardwood flooring.
Preparing for a new baby is a fun and exciting time for parents. Getting the nursery ready should be an enjoyable experience. However, choosing the best flooring shouldn't be overlooked. Good flooring will provide you and your growing family with years of use. Contact companies like Remi Gosselin Flooring Ltd for more information.