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Child-Friendly Floor Space [Infographic]

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Friendly Floor Space for Children

Girl Bedroom

What better place to learn how to become mobile than a stable, soft and secure place of a floor rug? Rugs are not solely used to enhance the décor of you home, albeit they carry out that function exceedingly well, they are the ideal place for children to learn and grow through play.

Our infographic highlights the advantages of having a rug in your nursery, playroom and child's bedroom. It shows the different types of rugs available, and gives an overview on how to choose the right style and design for play and learning. It also shows the advantages specific types of rugs offer, the easiest to keep clean and maintain, along with guidelines on choosing the size of rug to suit the floor area of your room.

You will find that selecting a rug for your child to lay and play on will help with all aspects of their personal development. From learning about their immediate surroundings, to discovering how to roll and crawl, a child will gain huge benefits by being given a soft, colourful rug to begin their journey through childhood.


Child Friendly Floor Space [Infographic]

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CREATING A CHILD FRIENDLY FLOOR SPACE

PICKING THE RIGHT FLOOR

CARPET

  • Soft
  • Comfortable
  • Forgiving

X

  • Harder to clean
  • Takes more maintenance

HARDWOOD

  • Long lasting
  • Easy to clean
  • Classic look

X

  • Easily scratches
  • Needs refinishing
  • Noisy

BAMBOO

  • Strong
  • Less expensive than hardwood

X

  • Easily scratched

CORK

  • Softer than hardwood
  • Adds value to home

X

  • Expensive
  • Harder to install
  • Struggles with heavy furniture
  • Spilled liquids become absorbed

LAMINATE

  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to install
  • Scratch resistant
  • Easy to clean

X

  • Cold
  • Harder underfoot
  • Lower resale value

WHY A NURSERY NEEDS A RUG

Tummy time is vital for a baby's development and toddlers will also want to spend a lot of time playing on the floor.

  • Encourages play through education or themed designs ✓
  • Provides a soft area to relax, read, and play ✓
  • Develops sensory skills through variations in texture, colour, or shape ✓

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A RUG

  • Soft and safe
  • Easy to clean
  • Looks good!

WHAT SIZE RUG SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?

Depends on room size and design

EXPANSIVE

  • Protect the floor and anchoring furniture ✓

STATEMENT RUG

  • The centrepiece of the room ✓

COHESION

  • Brings together furniture into a section ✓

 

WEAVE OPTIONS

CUT PILE

  • Soft texture
  • Doesn't snag

SHAG PILE

  • Very deep
  • Very soft

MATERIALS

WOOL

  • Easy to clean
  • Antibacterial properties

X

  • Can shed

COTTON

  • INEXPENSIVE
  • Soft
  • Easy to wash

X

  • Attracts dirt

SYNTHETIC

  • Very Durable
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to clean
  • Keep colours

X

  • Lacks natural feel

Always use a non-slip underlay on smooth floor surfaces to prevent slipping and will reduce noise.

 

FUN & EDUCATIONAL CHILDREN'S RUGS

RUGS FOR GAMES

  • Hopscotch Rug
  • Snakes and Ladder Rugs

RUGS FOR LEARNING

  • NUMBERS RUG
  • ALPHABET RUG
  • CLOCK RUG
  • WEATHER RUG

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  • What better place to learn how to become mobile than a stable, soft and secure place of a floor rug?
  • Our infographic highlights the advantages of having a rug in your nursery, playroom and child's bedroom.
  • It shows the different types of rugs available, and gives an overview on how to choose the right style and design for play and learning.
  • You will find that selecting a rug for your child to lay and play on will help with all aspects of their personal development.