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The Best Flooring Options for Families with Teenagers

We love our children. We love them when they are born. We love them when they take their first steps, on their first day of school, and even when they hit those teenage years. While it is true that raising teens can be unpredictable, we know in our hearts that we wouldn’t have it any other way. With all that said, having teenagers in the home can come with its own set of challenges

As a parent looking to install new flooring in a home full of teenagers, making the right choice is essential. Families with teens in the picture need durable flooring to handle the near-constant foot traffic associated with leaving with practices, having friends over, etc. Moreover, homes with teens need low maintenance, attractive, and budget-friendly flooring because having teenagers around isn’t cheap!

Here are the best flooring options for families with teenagers:


Carpet is a sound choice for families with teenagers as it boasts sound-absorbing qualities, which can be helpful if you have a teen who enjoys music and a little privacy. In addition to that, carpet is comfortable and, generally speaking, relatively safe. Your teen might not get on the floor and play with toys as they used to, but having soft, plush flooring is a reasonable safety precaution if a fall, accident, or roughhousing occurs.

On the downside, stains can be hard to get out of carpet flooring, and it might not be as durable as other options on the list. But carpet flooring offers a solid value for homes with teenagers.


While your teen might not appreciate the beauty and majesty of hardwood flooring, you will almost certainly enjoy the required lack of maintenance and durability inherent in it. For parents, hardwood offers many impressive benefits, including its overall aesthetic appeal and ability to add value to a home. It could very well be the last flooring you ever have to install.

Hardwood flooring is a solid choice for the entire family as it offers extreme beauty and freedom from lingering spills, stains, and messes.

Area Rug

Area rugs boast several impressive benefits for families. Not only are they inexpensive and relatively low maintenance, but if they are, say, to be placed in the bedroom of your teenager, letting them select the area rug will help enable them to put their stamp on a space.

Area rugs offer style and durability and are easy to take care of. We think you and your teen will love area rugs. 

Whether you’re interested in carpet, hardwood, or area rugs, making the best decision for you and your family can never lead you wrong. 

Are you interested in learning more about the best flooring options for teens or perhaps browsing our impressive collection of attractive and affordable flooring? Contact the team at Dolphin Carpet today!