Parrys Carpets:

Best Flooring For Your Home With Children

Ahh kids and your flooring – need I say more…

As much as we love our kids it goes without saying that sometimes they are not the best for your floor. It seems no matter how many times you tell them to drink at the table, as soon as you turn your back, they have spilt orange juice all over your freshly mopped tiles; or when you discover, yet again, that every shade of crayon has found its way across your clean carpet. No matter how appreciative you are of seeing ‘luv u mummy’ written in Crayola red, this gratitude soon disappears when you are on your hands and knees scrubbing it off as soon as you get them to sleep.

You probably never thought much about the durability of flooring before kids came along, but now it consumes you with every step, crawl, dribble and spill.

Believe us, at Parry’s, we’ve heard about how kids and flooring don’t mix, and no doubt we’ll keep hearing about it for years to come. But, like we tell all our customers, the good news is that some flooring is kid friendly – so here is a guide to help you with your decision making.

Vinyl (Sheet or Hybrid Planks)

Durable and easy to maintain, Vinyl is an ever-popular family-friendly flooring choice. Easy to clean, Vinyl takes the worry out of the inevitable spills, marks and accidents that are sure to happen. Not only is it water and stain resistant, but you’ll be also pleased to hear that Vinyl is very difficult to rip, tear, or be severely damaged. In addition, technology and designs have come a long way in the past few years and Vinyl is now proving to be a stylish and cost-effective option.


Not only is Laminate flooring also water and scratch resistant, but it also provides the warm, timbered look of hardwood flooring; without the price tag. Laminate floors are easily cleaned and their scratch resistance makes them especially suitable and appealing to families.

Additionally, as dirt, pollen and dust can’t penetrate the surface, Laminate is a great choice for those people who have family members that suffer from allergies.


First up, don’t be afraid of carpet! Soft underfoot, carpet has natural sound-absorbing and insulating qualities that make it a great choice if you have kids running around the house. It will keep you warm and any tumbles or stacks will be lessened due to carpets soft touch. As such, it comes as no surprise that carpet is a good option for staircases where slips and falls can be more common.

Something to keep in mind is that carpet can harbour dust and allergens so if you have children that suffer from asthma or allergies, you might want to consider other low-allergy flooring options which are available.

No matter if you have one child or ten, you can be sure that Parrys have the perfect flooring solution. (Come speak to one of our sales team at one of our stores in Perth today – oh, and bring the kids!).

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Ian Minotti

About Ian Minotti

Ian is a renowned floor covering expert in product knowledge and installation. He is specialized in all types of floor coverings for many years and his knowledge in the industry is exceptional. Feel free to ask Ian any floor covering question you may have.

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