All children love to play on the floor, as it is comfortable and there is a lot of space. But parents often worry about whether the baby will freeze, so they try to transplant him to the sofa. This problem was solved by manufacturers of floor coverings. They offer parents a soft floor. Recently, it has become more and more popular and in demand. This is a modern version: the floor consists of separate elements that are interconnected. Such details are called tiles. They are attached thanks to a special hitch, which ensures reliability and practicality. Soft floor for children's rooms is the best solution. In this case, tiles of small sizes are ideal - 30x30 cm. This will harmoniously fill the entire space and cover the floor even in hard-to-reach places.
Why choose a soft floor?
Parents who have already used this type of flooring know that the floor in the form of a puzzle is notnot only provides the child with warmth and safety, but also perfectly decorates the room. You can choose any color scheme, including various patterns. Children love to run and sit on such a floor. It's also pleasant to the touch.
A soft floor for children's rooms is made from a material called ethylene vinyl acetate polymer. Thanks to its properties, the coating is quite durable, which is important, because kids can play very active games. The material is non-conductive, easy to clean and does not collect dust. The floor in the form of a puzzle is resistant to external conditions and is not afraid of water, so its service life is quite long.
Assembling a soft floor for children is very easy, like a regular puzzle. All fasteners are so invisible that in order to find them, you will have to carefully examine the coating. The material holds heat well, so small feet will not freeze.
How to care? Secrets and subtleties
Buying and installing such flooring is half the battle. So that after a while its appearance does not differ from the original, it must be properly looked after. The following guidelines will be helpful:
- Don't walk on the floor with high heels or stick sharp objects into the floor.
- Wash puzzles with a cloth or sponge dipped in soapy water. Often this procedure is not worth it, three times a week will be enough.
- If the floor has been damaged, there is no need to change the entire flooring, it is enough to replace a certain area.
- Not worth itwhile cleaning, use strong chemicals.
- Soft floor for children's rooms is easy to install and disassemble without any problems.
- The material from which the cover is made is soundproof.
- Interesting room decor for every taste.
- Soft floor protects baby from fall injuries.
- The material is environmentally friendly, odorless and allergy free.
- The modular floor is low maintenance.
- Affordable value.
But it should be remembered that the surface is not intended for active sports and walking on it in shoes. Intense load on the modules may damage them.
How to install the floor correctly?
In order for the children's soft floor-puzzle to please with the lack of relief, it is necessary to perfectly align the base before laying it. Most often, specialists use laminated plywood or OSB boards. They are mounted on a cement screed, on which an insulating film is laid on top. It is better not to use chipboard, as this material is not environmentally friendly.
There is nothing difficult in the installation of such flooring, so it can be done without the help of specialists. You can lay the modules both on an adhesive base and dry. In the latter case, if one element is damaged, it is easy to replace it with a similar one. If you lay the modules without glue, then you need to fix the floor with skirting boards.
Installation with adhesive ensuresreliability and durability. It is better to use polymer compounds that are purchased for gluing linoleum. When all the modules are laid, the floor should be treated with a rubber roller. Skirting boards should only be attached after the adhesive has completely dried.
The soft floor for children's rooms has one more advantage: various design options. The color scale is so wide that it will not be difficult to pick up modules for any interior. Manufacturers offer plain tiles, elements with a decorative pattern, thermal printing, as well as imitation of the structure of a tree or the color of an animal, such as a zebra.
The pattern does not lose color and original appearance when used correctly. This is due to the fact that a protective layer is applied on top, which minimizes the influence of adverse external factors.
A large assortment makes it difficult to decide which puzzle mat to choose. The soft floor should be in harmony with the interior of the room and organically fit into the overall atmosphere of the apartment. Then the children's apartments will delight not only the child, but also adults.