The Ideal Flooring for Families: Comparing Wood Laminates, LVT and Stainproof Carpets

October 21, 2020

Life completely changes when you have children. They are such incredible little bundles of energy and joy, and they remind us of the beauty of life and all of the adventures that await us in even the most ordinary of places. That said, they can also be a handful and raising them is certainly a full-time job. It also means that you have to reconsider your living environment to ensure that it is both safe for kids and can withstand the wear and tear that accompanies the non-stop activities the environment will be exposed to. This includes your choice of flooring. Wood laminates, LVT and stainproof carpets all offer stylish yet durable solutions for families with young children.

Ultimately, a family wants a flooring solution that combines a wide range of features, including durability, easy maintenance and comfort while, of course, also still looking great. Wood laminates, LVT and stainproof carpets all meet each and every one of the requirements and more.

Because of subtle differences, these flooring solutions should all be considered for different applications through the house. We take a closer look at Wood Laminates, LVT and Stainproof Carpets to help you make the right choice for your home:


Modern wood laminate flooring looks great, is very affordable and is manufactured with a wear layer that protects it against most scratches, scuffs and stains. This makes it a great addition to any home with children, as it can withstand the constant foot traffic and regular spills and knocks that accompanies the adventures of children of all ages.


Luxury vinyl tiles are very similar to wood laminate flooring, albeit slightly more expensive. What does set LVTs apart is the fact that they are waterproof, making them a suitable option for bathrooms and kitchens. A wood-look floor would also look great in a kid’s bedroom – wood laminates provide a slightly softer foot feel, while LVT flooring is better for sound insulation.

Stainproof Carpets

While carpets have always been a popular choice for bedrooms due to their plush nature and the warmth they provide, they have also gained a reputation for being difficult to clean. Modern stainproof carpets, however, offer you all the benefits without the worry of unsightly stains or expensive carpet cleaning services.

For more information on Wood Laminates, LVT and Stainproof Carpets, talk to the team at Top Carpets and Floors. We do more than 100 000 new installations every year. Also ask about our Healthier Living Installations, which fights mould, dust and allergens to provide a healthier living environment for your whole family.

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