How to choose a carpet in the nursery?
When carrying out repairs in the nursery, the very minimum of time is given to choosing a carpet, although not only the general appearance of the room, but also its comfort depends on the quality and durability of the floor mats in the nursery. High-quality carpeting will ensure the proper degree of heat preservation in the room, will serve as a sound insulator and carry a certain aesthetic load. There are special types of coating designed for children. It is no secret that children spend most of their time on the floor, so the paths to the nursery must meet the requirements of environmental friendliness and safety.
Photo: grass imitation carpet
Choosing a coating in the nursery
Regardless of what you decide to choose as a floor covering - carpet or carpet, the key parameters are:
- environmental friendliness;
- wear resistance;
Based on the requirements of comfort, the carpet or carpet should be soft, so the child will not only be warm, but also safe, because a soft coating significantly reduces the risk of injury.
The next parameter is the ability of the track to retain heat. A coating that retains heat well will prevent the baby sitting on the floor from hypothermia.
Photo: carpet in the room for the girl
Photo: carpet in the room for the boy
Antistatic properties of the carpet are also extremely important, because today every third child suffers from allergies, therefore, the material from which the flooring is made must be hypoallergenic.
The practicality of the coating is also one of the most important parameters, since the coating in the nursery will often need to be cleaned. As you know, children often stain the floor, and the principle - do not play there, do not eat here, often does not work.
Wear resistance and durability are important criteria, since there is movement all the time on the floor in the nursery, therefore, the coating will quickly wear out. Poor track or carpet too quickly lose appearance.
Another important parameter is the aesthetics of the carpet. Tracks with a bright print or pattern will attract attention and will be able to diversify even the most unpretentious game. Modern technologies allow to apply various patterns to the fabric.
Photo: mat with thematic pattern
Tip: even a classic interior can be varied with the help of a bright floor covering; therefore, changing a walkway in a nursery is the simplest method of transforming the appearance of a room.
Which coating is best to prefer?
Carpeting varies in length of the pile, which should be chosen based on the age of the baby. For example, for the smallest ones, it is best to purchase a short-nap covering, as long-pile carpet will require more thorough care.
As for the naturalness of the mats in the nursery, then the rule does not work, the more natural, the better, since many children suffer from allergic reactions, so wool tracks can cause an exacerbation of allergies. Before you buy a carpet, it is best to consult with an allergist. It should be remembered that a natural carpet can become a breeding ground for bacteria, mites and other living creatures can start in it.
For a nursery, it is best to choose a pile-cut carpet, since it is more durable. High wear resistance is also characterized by a needle-stitch carpet, such a carpet, as well as a continuous nap, not so pleasant to the touch, but it is much easier to clean.
Choosing the path to the nursery, you should definitely get acquainted with the certificate of product quality, as well as permission to use it in the nursery.
Photo: carpet with a nap length
By the design of the tracks in the nursery should also be approached with the utmost responsibility, as too variegated floor covering will cause irritation, aggression and increased fatigue.
Depending on the gender and age of the child, you can choose a plain carpet, a carpet with an abstract pattern, geometric shapes, floral motifs or thematic images.
There are special series of children's carpet, imitating a city with roads, houses, pedestrians and bridges, as well as a thematic surface, depicting animated or fairy tale characters. Themed carpet organically fits in a small child’s baby room, but will be out of place in a teenager’s room.
The color of the coating depends on the illumination of the nursery. Brighter colors are suitable for small, poorly lit rooms, while for large children’s rooms it is best to select plain-colored carpets.
With the help of multi-colored tracks you can divide the space of the room into zones. The combination of tracks of different colors can be used in the design of the nursery, designed for two children. Separate areas of the room can be distinguished using bright paths, such tracks will focus attention, and the transition between zones can be smoothed using abstract drawings.
Photo: carpet, imitating a city with roads
The tracks in the nursery should be vacuumed 2-3 times a week, and stains should be removed immediately after they occur. When cleaning the carpet, the recommendations given by the manufacturer should be taken into account, since the maintenance may differ depending on the type of firmware and the material of the product. The tracks in the nursery should be dry cleaned once in 6-8 months.