The floor in the kid’s room is the main place of action, where most of the fun and games take place. If you want your child to grow and develop in a healthy and comfortable environment, you should pay close attention to the rug in this room.
Natural bristle or synthetic?
Synthetic carpets are safer. Its main advantage is the fact that it’s hypoallergenic. For children’s rooms is better to choose the model of artificial or mixed materials such as polypropylene or acrylic. The allegation that synthetic carpets are not environmentally friendly and harmful to health is a myth. Contemporary rugs are made in compliance with all environmental regulations and standards. Ask the seller hygiene certificate of conformity!
Synthetics are not afraid of dirt. They can be cleaned and vacuumed, and brush dipped in soapy water. The same cannot be said about carpets from natural materials.
Wool is warmer. If the child is not allergic, you can buy children’s rug made of natural fibers. Such carpets are pleasant to touch and hold heat better, but their price is much higher than artificial ones.
Do I need long pile?
For young children, no! Carpets with a small dense pile or no pile at all are suitable for kids who can only crawl or are just learning to walk. It’s difficult to play on rugs with long pile, small toys or their parts can be lost or stuck in piles. In addition, the kids will probably pull pile from the carpet and pull them into their mouth.
The Best Size?
The size of carpets depends on the square footage of the room. The carpet in the nursery must be chosen carefully. Purchase one that will serve you lonegr. If the room is small, you can buy one large rug of approximately 2 × 3 m. The rugs form the overall appearance of the kid’s room.
If you wantto highlight the play area, as well as soften and warm it, choose a medium-sized carpet: approximately 1,5 × 2 m. For these purposes, you can buy a round or oval carpet in the nursery.
Choosing a Pattern
Bright and informative. Crawling on the soft carpet, baby develops not only physically, but also mentally. Choose carpets of bright colors for children under the age of 2-3 years. It is much more interesting to play on the carpet, ornamented characters from fairy tales or favorite cartoons. And if you buy a carpet with the image of letters, numbers or animals, it will help the child learn to count and read.
Remember child’s taste! Allow the child to participate in the selection of carpet for his/her room.