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What Can I Use For Soundproofing Kids Floors?

Foam Flooring Is Excellent for Noise Reduction


By Paige Cerulli

When kids are playing, you know it - even if you're in a completely different room of the house. That's why we offer many different flooring options that are safe for kids but that also help to dampen sound. With these flooring options, your kids can play safely, and less sound will travel through other areas of the house.

Tips on Choosing Quiet Kids Flooring
You'll find that you have many options when it comes to noise proof flooring for kids. Here are a few qualities that you should look for in the flooring.

Cushion and Comfort
Look for a tile that offers excellent cushion and comfort, especially if your kids like to spend time playing on the floor. Foam tiles tend to be the most popular option for this, since they're soft, flexible, and comfortable to sit and kneel on.

Fall Height Protection
When it comes to flooring for a kids' space, always look for a product that offers an ASTM fall height rating. These products have been tested and proven to help reduce injuries that may result from a fall of a particular height. The greater the fall height rating, the more protection a product offers.

Traction
Just as important as a fall height protection rating, a quality flooring option for kids needs to have adequate traction. Flooring can be slippery when kids are just wearing socks, so look for tiles that have a textured surface designed to help prevent falls.

Sound Dampening Properties
Sound dampening properties are a must for kids flooring. Noise reducing floor tiles for kids rooms can make a significant difference in the noise that kids generate while at play. Quiet kids flooring won't only help to reduce the noise level in the room, but can also help to keep the sound from traveling through the rest of the house.

Easy Installation
When shopping for quiet kids flooring, make sure to consider how easily the flooring can be installed. At Greatmats, we offer a selection of puzzle mats and interlocking tiles that fit together quickly and easily. As an added bonus, the tiles can be removed and then later reinstalled if you ever need. You can also add on tiles and change the size and dimensions of the flooring.

Non-Toxic Properties
Any flooring you consider for a kid's room needs to be non-toxic. Lead and latex-free flooring is a great choice, and that's why we offer many non-toxic flooring options that are safe for even young kids.

Waterproof
A spilled drink can stain or damage a floor that isn't waterproof, so look for waterproof options for kids' areas. Waterproof tiles are easy to clean, so spills are no problem. And when kids are involved, you definitely want something that's easy to clean!

Ready to start looking at your options? We've highlighted some options for kids flooring that help with sound below.

Options for Soundproofing Kids Floors
Here are just a few quiet kids flooring options to consider.

Foam Floor Mats
Want a flooring option that's available in eye-catching colors kids will love? Foam Floor Mats 5/8 Premium are available in 15 brilliant colors. They're made of a soft EVA foam, making a comfortable surface perfect for play. These tiles are both lead and latex free, and are also waterproof and stain resistant, so they'll continue to look great.

Our Foam Floor Mats have a thatch design on one side for increased grip, while the other side has a smooth finish. Measuring 2x2 feet, the mats fit together just like puzzle pieces, making installation fast and easy. Each tile comes with 2 border strips, so you can create a finished island installation, or you can cut the mats for a wall-to-wall installation.

These mats will help to absorb the impact of your kids jumping around, reducing the sound that travels through the rest of the house.

Home MMA BJJ Mats
If your kids like to play and roughhouse, our Home MMA BJJ Mats may be a perfect choice. These mats are made of closed-cell foam, and because they're designed for use with martial arts, they offer excellent shock absorption. They're soft and cushioning, but are also firm enough to provide plenty of grip and traction. Additionally, a special tatami texture won't give your kids rug burns when their skin makes contact with the mat.

Home MMA BJJ Mats are waterproof, so cleanup is easy. They're lead and latex free, and even offer anti-fatigue properties. The tiles fit together like puzzle pieces, and each tile includes two border strips for an island installation.

These tiles offer excellent shock absorption, and can reduce the impacts that result when kids roughhouse. Because they are professional martial arts mats, they offer your kids great protection from injuries while also reducing the sound of their playtime.

Indoor Playground Foam Tiles
For a top-quality tile designed to withstand serious use, consider our Indoor Playground Foam Tiles. These tiles offer an impressive 4-foot ASTM fall height rating, meaning they offer superior shock absorption, which will help to keep kids safe. The tiles also have the same no-burn tatami texture as the Home MMA BJJ mats, so you know any marks left on the kids after the roughhouse won't be from the flooring.

These tiles are waterproof and non absorbent, so cleaning and disinfecting is easy. They're also lead and latex free, and are designed specifically for use with playgrounds.

These tiles fit together like puzzle pieces. They're on the larger size, measuring 3.3x3.3 feet, so they're a better choice for a larger space, like a basement, than they are for a smaller, irregular shaped playroom. Each tile includes 4 border strips so you can easily create a finished island installation.

Our Indoor Playground Tiles are a great option for kids flooring that help with sound. They're designed specifically to withstand significant impacts, and are a great choice for active kids.

Folding Gym Tumbling Mat
If you'd like to offer some extra protection to kids when they roughhouse, Folding Gym Tumbling Mats may be just what you need. These mats are designed for use with gymnastics, and offer excellent shock absorption. If your kids are practicing gymnastics or just like to roughhouse, these mats can be put down on top of any existing flooring to provide additional protection when you need it. When done, fold the mats up and store them away - easy.

Our Folding Gym Tumbling Mats measure a full 2 inches thick and have a high impact foam core. They're highly durable, and are covered with a heavy-duty vinyl cover. These mats are mildew and water resistant, anti-bacterial, and fire retardant - they're everything you want in a safe flooring option for kids.

These gym mats fold up every two feet, so transporting them is easy. They're equipped with hook and loop tape on two or four sides, so you can connect multiple mats together for plenty of coverage. The mats are also available in a variety of sizes and colors, so you can purchase a mat that's just what you need for your kids room.

These mats can help with soundproofing kids floors in a number of different ways. Because they're so thick, they'll absorb much of the sound as kids play and jump around. They're a great temporary option that can be added to any room in just minutes, so if your kids play in different locations, they can help with sound reduction in different rooms.

Additionally, these mats can be placed up against walls, too. If you're in a space like a gym or a garage, placing mats against the walls can instantly reduce the reverberation in the room, reducing the noise volume, in turn.

Additional Options for Kids Flooring That Help With Sound
When it comes to soundproofing kids floors, any of the above options can help. Perhaps you decide to purchase one of the tile options, and then use gym mats on top of that to offer even more protection when it's needed.

Any of our kids flooring options will minimize sound in a room that previously had a hardwood or concrete floor. By adding a softer floor, like a foam tile, you'll instantly reduce the reverberation, and the impact that kids have when they make contact with the floor.

If you're looking for more extensive noise reduction, then you may want to explore the use of soundproof ceiling tiles, wall panels, and other noise reduction options. The disadvantage here, though, is that these options can be cost-prohibitive and usually require a permanent installation.

Do you have questions about which flooring product is right for your needs? Please give our excellent customer service representatives a call. We're always happy to send you product samples and help you choose the product that's just right for your project.

For more on this topic please review our Kids Play Mats and Flooring product page.