Information to Help You Choose the Right Baby Nursery Flooring
When you are planning the baby nursery flooring, there are several options to take into consideration. Do you want wood or carpet? How about an area rug? Here is some information to help you decide what type of flooring will be best for your baby’s nursery.
Is Carpet a Good Option for the Baby Nursery Flooring?
There are advantages and disadvantages to having carpeting in a baby nursery. The obvious advantages are that it creates a cushy play area for the baby and is more likely to break their fall should they try to escape from their crib when they get older. On the down side, carpet fibers and dust mites that live in carpets can be a problem if your baby ends up with allergies or asthma. My son developed asthma at 18 months old and we ended up removing the carpet and installing wood floors in his room for exactly this reason. It has really cut down on his attacks. Another disadvantage of carpet is that it is harder to clean if a mess should occur.
Choosing a Color for your Nursery’s Carpet
If you decide on carpet as your baby nursery flooring, you may want to go with a neutral color that will compliment your nursery theme while at the same time make it easy to redesign the room when the baby gets older. Carpet can be pricey, especially if the room is large so choosing a versatile color will save you a lot of money down the road.
Wood Floor Pros and Cons
Wood can be a great option for the baby nursery flooring. They are easy to clean and they are extremely neutral so you won't have to worry when you change the room’s décor in a few years. They are also long lasting and very durable. There are a few cons to having wood floors though. If the baby should fall, either out of the crib or by losing his or her balance, they are more likely to hurt themselves on wood floor than they would on carpeting. Wood floors can also make a large room echo.
Area Rugs, Throw Rugs, and Play Mats
Area rugs and throw rugs can be used in the baby nursery whether it has carpeting or wood flooring. By using area rugs over carpeting, you can protect the carpet from some wear and tear and extend the life of the carpet. It is also a cleaver and inexpensive way to conceal worn out carpet or carpeting that is the wrong shade if you can’t afford to replace it. Rugs also work very well if you have wood flooring in the baby nursery. They provide an soft area for the baby to play on and you can often find themed rugs to match your bedding and décor.
Play Mats and Activity Gyms are another option for the nursery room floor. They provide a stimulating area for an infant to play and are a great addition to the baby nursery.