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If you have little ones, you may be at a loss on which flooring to choose for your home. At Floor Coverings International, serving Henderson and Las Vegas, Nevada, we understand that safety, durability, and cost are all important factors in your purchase decision which is why we offer many different options to meet your flooring needs.


Carpeting has some definite pros and cons for those with children. One benefit is safety; if your child happens to fall, the cushioned landing is more forgiving than a hard surface. It also is great for minimizing sound, an advantage all parents can get behind. Of course, it is important to consider that this flooring will be less resistant to juice box spills than other options. If allergies are of concern, especially if you own pets, carpet will need to be cleaned more frequently.


Many parents want hardwood floors in their home, but fear that their child may hurt themselves if they were to fall. If you are dead set on this flooring option, consider putting area rugs in places of high traffic to minimize scratching and serious head bumps. While hardwood does take some regular and consistent upkeep, it’s easier to control messes and stains than carpet.

Ceramic Tile

One flooring option that is great for families is ceramic tile. While you may have to implement an area rug to keep it safe for little noggins, it can be cheaper than hardwood and easier to maintain. The common concern is that tile is not as effective as other flooring materials at keeping in heat, but in a hot climate like Las Vegas, Nevada, this is less of an issue.


Still undecided as to what flooring type you should pick? If you’re leaning towards hardwood but are adverse to the cost and upkeep, consider cork or bamboo flooring, which are easier to maintain. Another option is to tailor your flooring needs to each room – for example, putting hardwood in the master bedroom and carpet in the playroom.

Floor Coverings International of Henderson is here to help with your family’s flooring needs and we will work with you to create the best flooring plan for your home. Call us today for a free in-home consultation or to learn more about our products and services. Now serving the greater Henderson and Las Vegas areas.

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