These days, parents are wearing many hats. From working moms and dads who would normally spend their days at the office, to stay-at-home parents of young children who rely on parks and playdates to help the little ones get their wiggles out, sheltering at home has forced us all to find new ways to entertain, educate, and keep life fun for our families. This has many people participating in activities that no one would ever have expected to be doing at home.
It’s likely that you’re doing lots of things on your floors at home that you never considered when you chose your flooring. For families with Pergo Extreme, this is your floor’s time to shine—after all, rigid vinyl is uniquely constructed to be waterproof, durable and easy to maintain. Here are seven fun and creative things people are doing at home on their floors that Pergo Extreme was made to withstand!
1. Tap Dancing
Dance classes are a common activity that teaches kids discipline and engages them in a physical activity that helps them focus while they learn. Obviously, dance classes in the traditional studio setting would violate the recommendations of social distancing. But many ingenious instructors have found creative ways to bring teach dance to students at home with digital classes. And while many floors can hold up to a four-year-old spinning in her socks, not all are durable enough to withstand tap shoes! But families with luxury vinyl floors don’t have to worry.
Skating rinks offer a fun way for kids and parents to socialize and exercise while having fun with friends and family. Unfortunately, these are the types of establishments that are currently closed in many states due to shelter-in-place restrictions. For innovative moms with energetic kids, creating a skating rink at home is a fun and creative way to recreate the experience on a rainy day when playing outside isn’t an option. Families with wood and carpet floors should consider keeping the fun in the garage, but skates are no match for homes with luxury vinyl such as Pergo Extreme!
3. Potty Training
For parents with toddlers, there has probably never been a better time to work on potty training than now, while everyone is at home without the interruptions of work schedules and weekend activities. And while potty training is a rite of passage that offers some hilarious moments, it can also be a frustrating experience rife with accidents! Luckily, luxury vinyl flooring is waterproof and stain resistant—so potty training memories live on in your mind and not in your floors.
4. Arts and Crafts
Creative activities are especially important right now. For parents of school-aged children, arts and crafts offers a break from the stress of keeping up with school work and can be a fun way to spend a rainy day. But for parents of preteens and teenagers, art can be a critical outlet for the frustration and anxiety of being separated from friends and social activities. From glue, glitter and finger paints to markers, acrylic paint, and oil pastels, Pergo Extreme luxury vinyl flooring can withstand your drops, spills, and splashes.
While it’s not exactly something you intend to do on your floors, cooking can result in messes that land there anyway. With everyone home and restaurants closed, meals are mostly home cooked—and this means messes are likely happening more frequently than ever before. With the rising popularity of wood-look flooring in kitchens, this can mean disaster for many homeowners. Luckily, luxury vinyl flooring was made for moisture-prone areas like kitchens. So parents with luxury vinyl floors can feel free to relax while the older kids and teens entertain themselves, take care of dinner—and wash the dishes when they’re done.
With gyms and schools closed across the country, parents and kids alike are struggling to find new and creative ways to burn off some energy. While some people are lucky enough to have home gyms, many are finding innovative ways to exercise with ordinary objects commonly found at home. From yoga and crossfit-style bodyweight circuits, to full-body workouts using ordinary items like paper plates for sliders and bottled water and bags of flour for weights, many companies are offering workout plans to inspire workouts in your living room. But as many homeowners are jumping, dancing, and sliding around on their floors, their floors are taking a beating—unless they have luxury vinyl floors, like Pergo Extreme.
7. Playing with Pets
As many Twitter users, Instagram influencers, and bloggers have pointed out, pets are having the time of their lives with families at home all day to play with them! Unfortunately, many shelter-in-place orders and voluntary quarantines began in early spring, while many states have been experiencing heavy rainfall and others are still seeing snow! This means Spot and Fido are restless indoors all day, enticing their owners to play fetch in the living room. But that’s okay—Pergo Extreme is pet-proof and durable, so claws and nails are no match for your floors.
Hopefully now you’ve got some new ideas for things to try with your family—and durable floors that can withstand them. If not, it might be time to consider making the switch to Pergo Extreme on your next flooring purchase.
How are you passing the time with your family? Let us know by following us on Instagram and tagging us in your next fun family post—and be sure to let us know if the fun is taking place on Pergo Extreme luxury vinyl floors!