Baby’s Bedroom Carpet and Flooring
It’s time to put flooring down or carpet baby’s room and there’s a few things to consider – do you go for functionality, comfort or look, for example?
Here we take a look at some of the things we’ve learned from our customers over the 40 years of experience in the flooring industry, including hundreds or nurseries (both domestic and commercial.)
A lot depends on what stage of development your child is at.
A carpet is easier on the softer, more pliable joints that babies and toddlers have, and, if your nursery or bedroom needs to have that ‘just so’ coordinated look, a suitable carpet will be easier to find.
It will also offer added protection (especially if it’s a really decent pile) for the inevitable falls and accidental tumbles. Hard flooring isn’t so forgiving on delicate bums, no matter how well padded the nappy might be! A good non-slip carpet will save many tears.
Another benefit of carpet is noise reduction – perhaps not from the cries for attention, or the learning to talk phase, but we’ve yet to hear of a baby who hasn’t got a favourite toy (or even tin can), that they like to bang on the floor repeatedly.
We’ll skip the bit where favourite aunty or uncle decides to buy a toy drum for a birthday or Christmas present – that’s a whole different article!
Oddly, many parents worry about allergens and dust, and as a result, go down the laminate or hardwood avenue, believing them to be easier when it comes to protecting baby’s delicate lungs.
We’ve found that this isn’t always the case.
Carpet fibres are very adept at trapping dust and dirt in the pile until removed by vacuuming – especially when done on a regular basis.
Previous articles have covered how to deal with spills and stains on carpets, and, these will be inevitable as your child learns to explore the world around them, especially the consistency of their dinner with their hands, or their bodies suddenly reject whatever it is they’ve just been fed.
If the worst should happen, then a carpet can simply be ripped up and replaced – we’ll even be happy to take the old stained carpet away for a small fee, so when your new carpet from QCF Bournemouth is fitted, you can start all over again!
We think that you should only consider hard flooring under special circumstances – if the rest of the house is hard flooring, or you have a problem with pet hair or your child suffers from asthma, for example. A mop and bucket can sort a multitude of sins, and modern flooring does have some stain resistance so may be longer lasting.
But oh, those bumps and bruises…
So, if you’re looking for carpet or flooring, there’s only one place to choose – QCF Bournemouth. We have over 40 years’ experience in the flooring business in the Bournemouth, Poole and surrounding areas.
Why not give us a call today to arrange your FREE measuring and estimate visit? The sooner you do, the sooner your nursery can become your child’s playground, warm, safe, comfortable – and hopefully, quiet!