When it comes to choosing flooring for children’s rooms, it’s no surprise that cushion vinyl often tops parents’ wish lists.

When it comes to choosing flooring for children’s rooms, it’s no surprise that cushion vinyl often tops parents’ wish lists. Vinyl is naturally warmer to the touch than wood, tiles and laminate, and has more natural ‘give’ – making it more comfortable underfoot. To trump all that, vinyl is also an incredibly low-maintenance flooring solution. It’s tough, durable, requires only vacuuming and the occasional damp mopping to look its best and, as it’s fully waterproof, if your little ones are liable to being careless with drinks (or worse), it’s less of a headache for you.

All of the above makes choosing vinyl a no-brainer. Style-wise, though, you might have more to think about. When selecting a floor for your child’s bedroom, or for a playroom, it’s always worth thinking well ahead – by several years. While it’s tempting to opt for a floor that will look fantastic as part of a pastel-toned nursery scheme, ideally you want it to look just as good in years to come, especially if the room undergoes a change of use.

You might, for instance, switch up the kids’ room to a TV snug, office or even a home gym at some point. Or your now-teenager might object to your original choice of colour scheme or pattern and demand a change. If you want to offset future hassle, we’d recommend opting for a wood-effect floor from our Woodmark or Luxury Woods collections, which showcase a range of beautiful and truly timeless styles. Azur, for example, has the stunning look of whitewashed wood and will bring a fresh, pristine look to a baby’s room, but will tone with a huge range of colour schemes when your tween decides it’s time for a change of decor. Similarly, our Toronto flooring comes in a dirt-disguising warm toffee tone that looks elegant in any setting, whether it’s a playroom or teen’s bedroom, and features Compactback insulation for extra comfort and R10 slip resistance.

With most of our floors offering Superguard dirt and scuff protection and long warranties of up to 15 years, you can be confident that your Leoline floor will work hard for you when your kids are tiny – and careless with the crayons and glitter glue – right up until they’re fully grown, making it a fantastic investment for a family home. Order your free samples today.