Luxury vinyl is an excellent choice for homes with children because it is scratch and dent-resistant, as well as water-resistant. You won’t have to worry about damage, spills or messes made by kids. (Photo: Shutterstock).

With Summer coming to a close and our kids heading back to school, we’re turning our thoughts toward the fall ahead. The holidays are just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to finish some renovating and redecorating before the weather starts to cool.

No room sees as much activity as a child’s playroom or bedroom – so it only makes sense to choose a solution that will stand up to their high energy (and messes)! We asked an expert, Scott McDonald at McDonald Carpet One, for his advice on kid-friendly flooring.

Durability and fun are the most important factors in flooring for a child’s playroom or bedroom. What recommendations do you have?
“For a playroom or a child’s bedroom there are a few great options that people should be turning to. On the top of my list is Marmoleum click tiles. They come in fun colors and can be mixed and matched to make interesting patterns. It is also very durable and made from natural and sustainable materials. If tough is what you are after, look no further than luxury vinyl plank. It is scratch resistant and waterproof.”

Since children grow so quickly, are there some trends parents could follow right now that can be replaced when the children get older?
“Most resilient floors are click-together and float above the subfloor which makes changing them out at a later date easier than other more permanent floors like hardwood and tile.”

How does McDonald Carpet One work with families in the current climate of caution?
“We are taking every measure possible to make sure our clients are safe during this trying time. We sanitize our showroom daily. We disinfect all samples that are returning from homes and we practice social distancing while wearing masks. If coming into the store is not something you feel comfortable doing, we can show you products via facetime or zoom as well as bring samples to the house after you have shopped our online store.”

Is there anything else you’d like to add?
“We would like to thank our community for standing with us. We were closed for seven weeks and were not sure we were going to make it. However, the county and surrounding areas have come in to help our locally owned and operated company in quantities we were not expecting. We are sincerely humbled by our fellow citizens and can’t thank them enough.”

McDonald Carpet One
6367 Arapahoe Road, Boulder

By Linda Bond for Raised in the Rockies