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kid friendly floors – tile flooring

Tile Flooring

Flooring Type - Tile

Kid floor surfaces need to be durable, and many tile floors can stand up to most child–related wear and tear. Tile flooring comes in a variety of patterns, styles and materials, allowing them to be easily incorporated in many homes and rooms. Now you can have tough, kids flooring that still complements your living space.


  • Durable surface of many types of tile resists most staining and scratching
  • Can be water and moisture resistant when properly installed and sealed
  • Hypoallergenic qualities make it a good choice for kids with allergies or respiratory problems
  • Easy to clean and maintain


  • Grout may stain and collect hard–to–remove dirt
  • Tile can be slippery when exposed to moisture or liquid
  • Surface can be cold and uncomfortable for kids to sit and play on
  • Hard surface can be painful for children should they fall

Kid–Safe Flooring Tips – Tile Flooring

  • Properly seal all grout lines
  • Use darker grout that can disguise stains
  • Choose floor tiles with a high Porcelain Enamel Institute (PEI) rating. (PEI ratings determine the strength of different types of tile floor.)
  • Installing larger floor tiles will give you fewer grout lines. This will help reduce the amount of dirt and allergens that collect on your floor
  • Protect your subfloor with a moisture barrier or underlayment such as cork or foam rubber
  • Install slightly–textured floor tiles for a more slip–resistant surface
  • Immediately clean up all spills, dirt and debris
  • Place floor mats or rugs where kids frequently run and play