When I was pregnant with Ethan (my first child) I constantly daydreamed about how I wanted his nursery room to look like. But when the time for decorating and planning came, nothing was as easy as I imagined it to be. Yup, one of the toughest projects I ever worked on. I was really hesitant which colours would be most soothing, which décor theme would be most appropriate for the gender, which furniture type would be best, which floor type would fit in the overall ambiance, and whatnot.
Although it may look like it is just a detail, the one thing that really got me thinking was the flooring – the final piece of the interior design puzzle which could make or break the whole look of the nursery. Considering the hundreds of colours, patterns and carpet pile heights, as well as the safety and comfort it should offer, I decided that a carpet was the right flooring solution to complement Ethan’s room.
And it was a good choice until he became allergic to dust and the doctor said it was a good idea to remove the carpet from his room and replace it with a flooring with anti-allergic characteristics. He explained that carpets tend to hold allergens from dust mites, pollen, mold and dirt, which can aggravate the condition. So, I had to find out what was the best flooring solution in this case.
Luckily, I have the Internet to rescue me in such difficult times! An online research indicated that floating laminate floors were a great option for my son’s room. In addition to being versatile, durable, and affordable, floating laminate floors are also quite easy to clean, which helps reduce the risk of allergies as there is less dust to trigger the problem. Moreover, laminate floors are considered by experts a more hygienic option due to their airtight locking system and plastic finish that creates a barrier against moisture that may get in.
But that was not all. I also found out that a floating laminate floor could also help me save on installation, as it is considered a DIY project. And it was! Together, my husband and I completed the project within just a few hours. We got some tips on how to get it installed properly online and bought the right tools for the task. Once we removed the carpet from the room, all we needed to do was roll down a sheet of underlayment material and then snap the planks together into one another. The final result was amazing – my husband and I couldn’t believe that we were the ones who actually installed the floor in Ethan’s room.
Now Ethan is coping better with his allergy as his room no longer contains dust because the carpet is gone. His health is my biggest wealth, so I had to make sure that nothing will threaten it.