Children’s furniture needs to be sturdy, stain free, grease proof, waterproof. Cleanable, germ free, hygienically consistent, environment and health friendly. It should be able to handle plasticine, greasy crayons, sketch pens, oily paints, sticky fingers or jammy hands.
A tall order.
Yet laminates fit the bill perfectly.
Here are just three main reasons that make laminates the top pick for children’s furniture.
Colour – The first and foremost reason that laminates are often used to clad children’s furniture is usually none of the above-mentioned features. It’s much simpler. And it has to do with the bright cheerful colours that make the furniture or cabinets attractive and appealing to a young child and more often than not, indulge the creative instincts of the parents or appeal to their child within. Now with the Solid Surfaces range that offers various colours to choose from, the options of bright colours that you can choose from are quite elaborate. You can create muriels, cartoons or images. Bring the sunshine in with sunny yellow or the rainbow if you prefer. Little girls bedrooms in powder puff pinks or serene surroundings with cream or white. Colour plays an important role in our lives. Never more so now when we are restricted in our movements and quite home bound.
Clean and hygienic – Anti fingerprint laminates and germ-free laminates provide a safe environment for children. Research has made us aware of the harmful effects of certain materials that have been used in construction in the past, which when inhaled can be toxic. Furthermore, laminates have special design elements that prevent the growth of mould or bacteria. Smooth surface laminates can be efficiently cleaned – spray and wipe down or wash the surface with soap and bleach.
Durable – laminates of any colour or texture are easy to install and very durable when it comes to application on different kinds of furniture. And most often children’s furniture is uniquely shaped or designed. Laminates can be easily cut to size and are simple to apply as a surface or even as a statement wall or floor detailing.
Different kinds of furniture that laminates work well with in children’s rooms.
Cribs – Let’s start with cribs as its usually to house them that children’s bedrooms are often initiated. As a nursery to welcome the new member of the family. Laminated cribs in soft colours or even plain white are popular. Tiny drawers to keep diapers or towels and even a quick change provide a much-desired addition. These are light and versatile, easy to manipulate when designed with laminates.
Play table and chairs – Tiny table and chairs appeal to almost everyone. Even more so when they add to a central theme or colour coordination. They are also preferred in certain shapes, maybe trees or flowers and once again laminates help make such artistic options a reality.
Toy organiser – Storage is as important for children as it is for any other member of the family. But heavy formal looking drawers don’t attract a child as much as different coloured or shaped ones. Colours can be used to separate storage into different categories and help children distinguish between different areas of the room and also decide what goes where. This concept is also quite familiar in playschool or kindergarten where children first learn the concept of putting things away or having their own ‘cubby hole’.
Study tables – In bedroom and schools, colourful plain or textures laminated tables add to the space. And this is not restricted to little children. Older children or teenagers also prefer their desk to be a reflection of their personal choices – their favourite super hero or favourite book. Laminates form the backdrop for stickers, logos or colourful themes that depict their passions.
Activity centre – This is something we all need. Whether it’s to roll out some play dough or a 500-piece puzzle, activity centres can help store a painter’s brushes and paints, a young builder connecting pieces or carving tools, or a little girls’ dolls and animals. In smaller homes, activity centres or creative corners provide respite from day-to-day activities. They have something for everyone. And it’s a place where an individual can quietly recede into their make-believe world. Even if it’s just for those few hours.