Question by  ppremise (200)

What is the most durable flooring for a house?

I am building a house and I have 4 small active children.


Answer by  lgk (2426)

I have 3 active children myself, we utilize stain resistant carpeting for most rooms, and it holds up very well. With kids it is not so much the brand you look at, as the over all quality. Home Depot and Lowes as a large selection with budget friendly prices.


Answer by  flooringal (219)

Laminate flooring is the most durable flooring on the market today. It's designed for children and pets. The floor is stain and scratch resistant and holds up to 40,000 pounds per square inch. It cleans with a damp mop. The floor always looks the same and never fades.


Answer by  nicholas34 (606)

I believe that you should install Allures Vinyl flooring, it is great for alot of traffic in and out of the rooms, whether you are barefoot or wearing high heeled shoes. This flooring will be great for active children as it doesn't rip or tear no matter how you treat it.


Answer by  golfgirl (173)

Commercial rated laminate flooring may be a good choice for your family. It has the attractive look of hardwood, but won't dent or scratch as much. The commercially rated flooring is built to stand up to high traffic.


Answer by  kizmetkid (21)

Choosing new flooring for your home can be a daunting task. If children are in the mix then it can be more difficult. Many people with children choos to use carpet as their flooring scheme while others prefer the ease of clean that a hard wood floor can provide. The ages of the kids may dictate your decision.


Answer by  Simonm27 (11)

Personally I would recommend laminate floor boards. Slightly more plastic to the touch than wood, but are easily swept, cleaned and will not soak in any spillages or accidents.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Real hardwood floors. It might cost more but it is worth all the money. I would recommend area rugs for children to play. And at door entrances a throw rug to wipe your feet.


Answer by  withsmluck (793)

If buying carpet, make sure it is a good quality with a thick nap. Stain resistance is a plus, too! Hardwoods can be scratched and damaged by children or pets. Marble or slate is durable and beautiful, but expensive. Ceramic tile is a good alternative to marble and can be found in a variety of styles.


Answer by  dbilinski313 (113)

the most durable flooring for you would be simple wood flooring. it will be plenty durable and you kids will enjoy playing it and not getting hrt if the fall.


Answer by  Anonymous

watch out for tile anything dropped shatters do not think it holds up well and it gets hairline cracks if you drop a cup on it.


Answer by  sailoryue (853)

linoleum is possibly the least expensive yet most durable kind of flooring you can have. its also pretty soft so loss of balance and falling on the bum wouldnt hurt as much.


Answer by  Turkwork (1150)

If you are going with wood, engineered is the most durable. Vinyl is also good if you get a high quality vinyl.

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