If you have a baby on the way, you're probably thinking about how to decorate the nursery. One decision is the type of flooring you'll put down. You'll want something durable, comfortable, and non-toxic. Here are some choices that might be good for your baby's room.

Natural Fiber Carpets 

Carpeting made of natural fibers could be a good choice for a baby's room. It muffles noise so you can check on your baby without waking him or her. It also provides warmth and comfort when your child starts crawling on the floor. Natural fibers don't release toxic gases in the same way as synthetic carpets or options like vinyl. The drawback is carpet holds onto dust, dust mites, and other allergens and it requires frequent cleaning. It also doesn't tolerate spills very well since it holds dampness and can mold.

Cork Flooring

Cork flooring is another option to consider. It's durable enough to tolerate the childhood years, yet it is soft enough to be comfortable when crawling and playing on the floor. Cork is natural, anti-microbial, and anti-allergenic. It's also easy to keep clean, and you can top it with a soft rug made of natural fibers while your child is still a baby and in need of extra cushioning on the floor.

Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo flooring is an option if you want wood flooring but don't want to spend that much money. Plus, bamboo is superior to wood in many ways. You can buy organic bamboo that hasn't been treated with chemicals that could harm your child. The flooring is hard and durable, so it will look nice for years to come even when your child is rough on the floor. Bamboo has many of the same qualities as wood in that you need to protect it from water and damage from dragging furniture across it. However, it could be a good choice for your nursery since you can buy it with different colors, styles, and finishes. Bamboo is also very easy to keep clean by dust mopping it daily, so it's a good flooring to have in place for allergy protection.

Choosing the right flooring for your baby's nursery takes some careful thought since your baby goes through changes so fast. Initially, you'll want soft protection, but before you know it, ease of cleaning and durability will be critical too. A floor such as hardwood, bamboo, or cork might be a good option since you can cover the floor with a large rug while your baby is an infant and then remove the rug when your baby is older.