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15 Kid-Friendly Flooring Ideas

By: Mina Hochberg
May 21, 2020

Don't underestimate the importance of flooring in a house with kids. Here are 15 ideas for kid-friendly flooring, from activity rugs to floors that will go the distance under heavy foot traffic.

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Carpet Tiles

Carpet tiles, such as these tiles from Flor, are ideal for high-traffic areas where rugs are most likely to get beat up. If an area of rug becomes worn or stained beyond repair, simply pop out the offending tile and replace it with a new one. The tiles can also be arranged into any configuration, whether it's an area rug for the playroom or an L-shaped runner in the kitchen. Architecture and interior design by Susan Alisberg of Alisberg Parker Architects.

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Photo: Momeni

Playhouse Rug

Kids love rugs that have activities on them, like roads, tracks and games. This rug from Momeni offers a playhouse for your child's dolls and stuffed animals to dine and sleep in.

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Machine-Washable Rugs

Unlike most rugs, which can only be spot cleaned or dry cleaned, Ruggable rugs can be washed in your own washing machine. They're low-pile and lightweight, making it easy to stuff even an 8x10 rug into your machine.

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Photo: Curated Nest

Geometric "Road" Patterns

Rugs with certain geometric patterns can double as a network of "roads" for kids to drive their toy cars around. In other words, you've got yourself a fun play surface for the kids without having to sacrifice style. Room designed by Curated Nest Interiors.

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