Daycares and playrooms need tough flooring. The flooring needs to be easy to clean, durable, and provide some traction. While every case is different, and we work closely with clients to select what’s best for them, we can make some suggestions of the best flooring choices for this application.

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)

Luxury vinyl tile is a great solution for kids’ areas because it’s very durable. LVT is super easy to clean, water and chemical resistant, and since it’s laid in tiles, it’s also easy to repair. (You just remove and replace one or more tiles.)

LVT is also one of the more budget-friendly choices, which is why it’s often seen in schools.

LVT comes in tons of colors and it’s possible to easily create designs in the floor by using different color tiles.

Rubber flooring

Rubber flooring is another great choice for children’s spaces. Rubber is eco-friendly and a renewable product.

It’s soft, which means that it provides great traction and is easy on the joints. Surprisingly, rubber is also water and chemical resistant—a big plus around kids.

Rubber flooring comes in many different colors and with a variety of style options. A soft floor like rubber also cuts down on noise because of its acoustic properties. And we know from research that noise pollution affects learning.


Now that we have Antron fibers, carpeting is much easier to clean than it used to be. Carpet is a great choice for daycares and playrooms because it’s soft.

Carpeting makes it easier and more comfortable for kids to sit on the floor, while carpeting dampens noise. And a carpeted room makes for a cozy and welcoming atmosphere.

Also, if you choose carpet tiles, the carpeting becomes very easy to repair. Any soft floor like carpeting will have much more traction than a hard surface like terrazzo. And traction is what cuts down on slips, trips, and falls.

These are just three of many possibilities for daycares and playrooms. There are many types of flooring that we haven’t covered in this short article. So, don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re preparing to change the flooring for your daycare or playroom.

We are experts at specifying the right product for your commercial flooring projects. @EagleMatFloors is family owned and operated, providing sales and installation of commercial flooring products to Property Managers and Commercial Building Owners in the Washington DC Metro area for over 35 years. Eagle Mat & Floor Products specializes in renovating facilities in the Corporate, Education, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Multi-Family and Public Spaces.

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