Do any of the 48 million kids in the U.S., aged 11 and under, live in your home? If so, then you know how important it is to make your house kid-friendly and safe whether your little darlings are just starting to crawl or are old enough to mischievously toot their own horn when you’re not looking.
When shopping, most people know look for sturdy furniture and bedding woven of flame-resistant fabric. But what about flooring?
The best flooring for homes with kids is soft underfoot, durable and easy care. Mannington’s new luxury vinyl sheet (LVS) flooring is that and more. It’s cushiony ‘core’ is softer to walk on than other types of flooring, and looks remarkably like the ‘real thing’ (stone, slate or wood) thanks to Mannington’s exclusive NatureForm 4G visual technology. Also, ‘gold’ and ‘platinum’ levels feature our patented Scratch Resist™ wearlayer with aluminum oxide for superior scratch and stain resistance to help keep floors looking newer longer. Made in the USA using ultra-low VOC water based inks, and FloorScore® certified for good indoor air quality, Mannington LVS flooring won’t trap dust, pet dander or other allergens so it’s also ideal for kids with allergies
And because there are 28 unique visuals to choose from, there’s something for everyone–and for every room where kids hang out. For example…
Playrooms need a Mini Construction Bench like this so pint-sized builders can hone their skills while learning to problem-solve. Mannington LVS pattern Relic adds a touch of work zone chic because it looks like stained concrete (but is way softer and easier to care for!); and its ‘mineral gray’ color works well to hide much of what little feet track in.
Bedrooms tend to be sanctuaries where kids let loose, because parents can simply close the door on all the ruckus. Obviously, a budding artist sleeps in this colorful bedroom that’s been transformed into a cool art gallery with gridline headboards and artwork suspended along the wall from a rope. Our LVS pattern Timberton (‘blonde’ color shown here) is a practical, and pretty, pick for such a stylin’ space because it delivers the beauty of wood in a kid-friendly way–most spills clean up with a swipe of a rag, or gentle soap and water).
Take a stylish bite out of bath time battles with a fun Alligator shower curtain swimming in grinning gators. Keep kids from slipping on water-splashed floors with our LVS pattern Newport (‘driftwood’ color shown here). Its 6″ wide plank design has a slightly textured -not slick- matte surface that resembles the weathered docks lining New England harbors.
Kid-friendly floors like these, in beautiful and stylish looks, are something every home should have. After all, it’s your home and they’re your kids. They’re both worth it.