If you’re trying to decide on what kind of floors to install in your child’s nursery, wide plank hardwood floors might be your best bet. They’re easy to clean, healthier, and more versatile than other options available to you.

Here’s a quick rundown of the factors that make hardwood floors a great candidate for nursery flooring.

Hardwood Floors are Easy to Clean

Face it: having a newborn/toddler around is messy, and hardwood floors are much easier to clean than a carpet when the inevitable happens. With hardwood floors, there’s no problem cleaning up messes, whereas carpets can be a hassle to clean because of their absorbent nature.

The one thing you do have to consider is that you need hardwood floor-friendly cleaners, otherwise you can end up damaging the finish on your floors. We recommend Basic Coatings Squeaky Cleaner for this purpose. Many common store-bought floor cleaners contain chemicals that can damage hardwood floors.

If you have any questions about whether the products you’re use to clean your hardwood floors are safe or not, reach out to us at 877-697-5265 or info@wideplankfloorsupply.com.

Hardwood Floors Can Be Healthier than Carpet

Hardwood floors can be healthier for your children than carpeting when you choose the right products. Off-gassing is a major problem with carpets which can pose a threat to your children’s health.

Carpets contain chemicals, including formaldehyde, in the adhesives and rug pads. These volatile organic compounds (VOCs) evaporate over time which can irritate your child’s nose, throat, eyes, and trigger headaches, according to WebMD. Many of these fumes off-gas within a few months of installation of the carpet, but some of them can remain up to five years later.

Carpets also tend to hold onto allergens, dust, mold, and mildew, which can trigger asthma in children, according to WebMD.

Luckily, you can protect your child from being exposed to chemicals and excessive allergens choosing the right hardwood flooring and finishing products to put on top. Choosing a low-VOC or VOC-free finish to put on your hardwood floors will limit your child’s exposure to these harsh chemicals.

Hardwood Floors are Versatile

Hardwood floors come in a variety of design options to suit any interior design style. You can get them in nearly any color thanks to the many types of stains and treatments available. As your children grow older, hardwood floors can adapt to nearly any design changes you want to make to the room over time. They can seamlessly transition the room from a nursery to a child’s bedroom and then to a study, or anything else you might need from the space.

Our custom wide plank hardwood flooring is custom-milled to fit the needs of each individual project. We recognize that no two projects are alike, so no two floors that we create are alike. Our flooring is also formaldehyde-free and milled in the United States, so you don’t have to worry about these chemicals off-gassing from your flooring like you do with carpets.

If you’d like to get a quote for custom wide plank flooring, contact us today by filling out this form or calling us at 877-697-5265.

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