Help Keep Kids Safe with Foam Floor Mats
No matter how attentive a parent is, it’s inevitable that at some point, a child will fall down. Most people realize this is simply part of growing up fortunately, and for parents who are rational enough to realize they can’t hold their child’s hand at every second, there are still precautions that can be taken to help reduce the chances of an accident as a child grows.
One of the best ways to protect a child from an accident or injury is a foam play mat. Made of closed-cell foam, play mats are rigid enough to provide a firm and stable surface for crawling or walking, while having enough give and cushion to protect a child if they do happen to take a tumble. Floor cover foam is incredibly versatile and can be made in thin sheets that are easily rolled and stored when not in use. They are also made in tiles that can be taken apart and stacked for a custom-size mat that is easily put away. Foam floor mats are almost universally made of water-resistant foam and usually don’t feature easily-stained fabric, an important consideration since few people know how to make a mess like a young child. Most water-based inks can even be washed off of closed-cell foam mats. It also means they’re able to be quickly and easily sanitized, majorly important during cold or flu season.
In homes dominated by hardwood flooring, foam pads are an excellent way to keep younger children safe without having to permanently cover the flooring. When playtime is over, safety foam can be rolled or stacked and stored, leaving a room the way it was before. If you’re looking to outfit a child’s play area or trying to prevent some of the inevitable bumps and bruises of childhood, firm but cushioning closed-cell foam floor mats are versatile, practical products.