When there’s a child or elderly at home, ensuring their safety is the number one priority. And since millions of people suffer from injuries caused by fall hazards every year, choosing a flooring type that will keep your family out of danger is a must. Try checking out the following:

Carpet

Carpet is a widely used soft floor covering made of wool, nylon, and polyester. It is available in a broad range of colors and patterns. It can also be purchased in different depths of pile — the length of the material used to create the texture. Because carpet is laid on top of a soft pad about half an inch thick, it is flat and even, regardless of whether the subflooring is level or not. Source: Hunker

Cork

Cork is attractive, natural, and surprisingly soft. It doesn’t feel the same as walking on carpet, of course, but it yields beneath your feet and feels quite neat against your naked toes. As you know if you’ve ever opened a bottle of wine, cork has a pleasing texture, one that lends itself well to flooring. Depending on the thickness of the cork you choose, the softness is even more unbelievable.

The good news is that, for a porous material, it’s easy to maintain and clean cork floors. That being said, you do have to exercise some caution. Cork works better in low-traffic areas, or at least in spaces where no one typically wears shoes. Regretfully, it’s not a good pick if you have pets. Source: BuildDirect

Natural Fiber

Natural fibre flooring includes sisal, which is made from the leaves of the agave plant; coir, made from coconut husks; and seagrass. These materials are durable and very stain-resistant (if spills are cleaned properly and quickly), but colours and styles are limited and on the whole they feel rougher than regular carpet. Jute, which is extracted from the inner bark of a plant grown in Asia, is a finer floor covering and softer to walk on, but it’s generally not recommended for high traffic areas. Natural fibre coverings such as these should not be used near wet areas. Source: Choice

Carpet is really safe and comfortable. However, if you start noticing bumps on the surface, you should have it re-stretched right away to avoid anyone tripping on it! Let us help you keep everyone in the family free from harm. Call us today!