At Frank’s The Flooring Store, we have many types of flooring for homeowners to choose from. That being said, when you have little ones running around there are some extra considerations to make when choosing the right material.

If you have kids, choosing flooring that is child friendly is important to help reduce accidents, prevent damage, spillages and stains and avoid having to replace your flooring earlier than you had anticipated. 

Our wide range of flooring at Frank’s offers so much. Whether you are looking for a material to protect from hard falls and allergies, or are in search of a solution that is easy to care for and maintain, we’ve got it all in-store. 

So, what are the best flooring options for a busy household with kids? Let’s take a look!

Child Friendly Flooring

From hygiene to safety, here are our top picks for child friendly flooring at Frank’s. 


Hardwood flooring is the most natural choice for child friendly flooring and boasts a stunning aesthetic in any home, whether modern or traditional. 

Solid hardwood is a non-toxic flooring material and ensures better indoor air quality in the home, while being reasonably easy to care for and maintain. Unless the material experiences serious water damage, hardwood can last for hundreds of years.

The only slight disadvantage is that the surface of hardwood can be susceptible to scratches, so you’ll have to be careful when the kids are playing with their toys. We suggest laying a rug down for them to play on to avoid this happening. 


Perfect if you are on a budget and want to achieve the look of wood, laminate flooring is a great child friendly option and offers many benefits. It closely resembles the look of genuine hardwood to achieve the same classic effect.

This flooring material has a protective scratch-proof layer and is resistant to indentations in case you drop objects from a height. It is also stain resistant, should any accidents or spillages occur.

However, something to be aware of is that laminate can become slippery when wet which can be hazardous if children are running around playing. 


With similar benefits to laminate flooring, vinyl is budget-friendly, spill resistant and easy to maintain. It is also easy to install should you decide to assign yourself some DIY for the weekend but we always recommend our Frank’s Fitters for the job!

What’s more, it is water resistant, which means if your child spills a drink across the kitchen floor or splashes in the bathtub, this flooring will hold up well. Vinyl is also great for toddlers who are still learning to balance because the material is soft in case they take a tumble.


If you are on a particularly tight budget, you might just have to make things work with your existing floor and add some comfort and protection with a rug. 

Whatever the case, rugs are a fantastic child friendly option for households, to protect little knees as they crawl along on their hands and knees.  

We have a wide range of rugs to choose from at Frank’s, varying in size, style, colours and patterns.

Discover a wide range of child friendly flooring options at your local Frank’s. Pop down to your nearby store and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect flooring to transform your home.

Got a question? Ask Frank!