Security and comfort are often the number one reason why parents choose to install child-friendly flooring in their homes. They also consider the schools and recreational facilities that their children will go to since they are particular with the physical environment that their children will be exposed to. Eco-consciousness and sustainability is another reason why parents opt to use eco-friendly flooring materials since these floorings are less toxic compared to artificially engineered flooring that uses chemicals that might be harmful to their children.
There are various features to consider when buying child–friendly or child-proof flooring like the type or the material of the flooring, its texture and colour, as well as the other components that come in installing the flooring. Aside from those, another important consideration is on the function of the space where the flooring will be installed since this is specifically important for children. Working with various builders and suppliers all over the world, Creative Flooring sources for the best child–friendly or child-proof flooring to bring to Australian homes and establishments. From bedrooms to classrooms, Creative Flooring works with brands such as Polyflor, Feltex, Interface and the Nolan Group to comfort and security to your children.
A child’s bedroom should be the safest area in a home especially during the formative years of the kid. As the baby grows and starts to move around, the first thing they’ll do is to crawl towards any surface that is available that is why their bedroom needs to be safe and comfortable. By using harvested, recycled or reclaimed materials, such as Hardwood floor, sustainable flooring is highly recommended because it uses non-toxic and environmental-friendly materials that ensure your child’s safety especially as they lay on the floor. For additional comfort, use carpet flooring like Feltex’s Wool Carpets that are not only soft and provides natural insulation but is also hypoallergenic and anti-static, perfect for your children. Carpet flooring also serves as additional decorative pieces especially when you want to highlight certain areas in the room.
Children often find themselves barefoot while playing especially if they are on an indoor space. For young children and babies, they lay on the floor and crawl to explore the space that they are in. Playrooms of these types require certain flooring that are not only safe to be walked barefoot in but they must also be comfortable for babies to crawl in. Some types of flooring that are perfect for these types of spaces include wool carpets that are soft and well insulated, engineered laminate flooring that is stain-resistant, and eco-friendly hardwood floors that are sustainable. Given the various textures and colours of these materials, these floorings can be mixed and matched to create an atmosphere fit for a playroom and entertainment space – just like what Oliver Heath did in a project in a Garden School in Hackney London. Partnering with Interface, Architect, Interior Designer and Biophilic Expert Oliver Heath, used various types of floorings to add texture in the flooring and create a space where children and learn not only through books but also through the physical space that they move in.
Classrooms, Children’s Hospitals and Childcare Centres
Classrooms, Children’s Hospitals and Childcare Centres must use flooring that is not only sustainable, but they must also be appealing so that children will be comfortable in these important spaces. From vinyl flooring with bright designs and patterns to durable hardwood flooring and carpets that are comfortable to walk on, these types of flooring can work together when mixed and matched to create a certain ambience that children will be comfortable in. Since these spaces are areas of learning and places to heal, the materials used to install these floorings must be free from toxic substances that can impede the learning ability of the children and prevent them from healing properly. Flooring like Polyflor’s 2000 PUR and their Classic Mystique PUR are some flooring options that Creative Flooring uses for projects catered explicitly to children’s facilities like classrooms, hospitals and childcare centres.
At Creative Flooring, we work with trusted brands and builders like Interface, Feltex, Polyflor and the Nolan Group to bring our clients secure and comfortable flooring. We used flooring that is child-friendly and child-proof in our recent project in a primary school in Perth. Using Nolan Group’s Yutaka Carpet Tiles, we covered a primary school’s music room with carpet tiles that are not only decorative but well insulated. The carpet flooring that we used was also suited for high-traffic activities so that the children can enjoy their experience in the classroom. At Creative Flooring, we make sure that we use the best materials in our projects so that we can create a good experience for the people that will create good memories in these spaces.