July 08, 2019 2 min read

It’s an unfortunate fact that making messes is a widely enjoyed hobby among children; as a parent, you’re bound to discover dirt in places you hadn’t even thought could get dirty. How is there mud on your walls?


But forget the walls, kids’ inherent chaos does the biggest number on your flooring. Spilled juice boxes, soggy sneakers, you name it: your flooring has to be able to stand up to it. If you have kids and are thinking of refurbishing, it’s imperative that you pick a flooring that’s both durable and economical.


E Hardwoods & Flooringdiscusses the best flooring options for households with kids below.

Waterproof Flooring: The Best for Homes with Kids

Owing to kids’ habit of spilling everything, any type of waterproof flooring is ultimately the best choice for the child-rearing household. Many vinyl floorings fall into this category.


Though these types of floorings might not last the decades of years that hardwood flooring does, waterproof flooring is obviously impervious to water damage, making cleaning up daily spills a breeze. It also requires comparatively low amounts of maintenance compared to solid hardwood flooring, which often needs sanding and refinishing as time goes on. High-maintenance flooring isn’t inherently a bad thing, of course, but for the working parent who nighttimes as a carpooler for their kids, giving solid hardwood flooring the care it needs can be difficult.


What’s more, vinyl flooring tends to be slip-resistant. As we all know, toddlers are fairly clumsy, and they’re easily upset about that fact. The less they fall down, the better.


If you’re worried that vinyl flooring will ruin the aesthetic of your home, don’t be. E Hardwoods & Flooring offers many brands of waterproof wood-look flooring that give the appearance of hardwood without the upkeep requirements and vulnerability to water damage.


Engineered Hardwood Flooring: A Close Second Choice

Though it’s not as waterproof as vinyl flooring, if you insist on real wood, engineered hardwood flooring is a much more kid-friendly choice than solid hardwood flooring. Its partial plywood composition means that it can take more spills than solid hardwood, and it also gives that wooden feel underfoot. Just be aware that you’ll need to be slightly more careful about where you let your kids eat!

Buy Your Flooring Online

Taking kids to a retail store is always a hassle—why not order your flooring online? E Hardwoods & Flooring offers almost every type of flooring under the sun; you’re bound to find something that suits both your aesthetic and functional needs. Peruse our online selection here or contact us at 651-468-4220 with further questions.