If you have a newborn and are considering getting polished concrete floors, you may be asking yourself if they will be safe for your child. The thought of having your child crawling on the hard concrete may seem like it would be bad for their wrists and knees, but today we will look at exactly what makes concrete flooring safe for children.
As long as you take the same precautions you would with other floorings, polished concrete flooring will be a great addition to your home. As with tile or hardwood flooring, babies will have no problem crawling around or stumbling as they learn to walk on concrete floors. The amount of strain put on their hands and knees is minimal since babies are lightweight and the distance they fall from standing up is much less than if you or I were to fall. The one thing to remember with any type of flooring is to remember to keep sharp corners and fragile items out of the way of a crawling or walking child. There are also anti-slip treatments that can be added to your polished concrete floors to reduce the chance of your child slipping once they do learn to walk.
Polished concrete floors are antimicrobial and prevent the ability of mildew and mold to grow. They also do not have grooves like tile flooring making them very easy to clean and maintain. Spilled cereal, juice and spaghetti are easy to clean up on polished concrete. Concrete floors will also be able to take the abuse given by a toddler. They are also resistant to wear and tear and can last up to 100 years.
Are you interested in having polished concrete floors in your house? Contact Smith & Company Flooring for information on the type of floor that will best fit your needs.