Best option for short term flooring
Our house currently has painted concrete on the main floor. Our original plan was to have polished concrete; that went out the window for various reasons. I then thought I’d do hardwood or engineered wood, but I painted the floor to buy us a few years. I need to get something over the concrete soon, because my four year old daughter is a bit rambunctious and prone to slipping and falling on the floor. She’s also pretty destructive, spilling various liquids pretty frequently. So I don’t want to put down a nice floor until she’s past that phase, maybe a few years. I’m looking for something relatively inexpensive, DIY friendly, green. I’m guessing vinyl plank is out based on the green criterion and possible health concerns as well. Laminate floor is one option I’ve thought of, but the relatively cheap stuff isn’t water resistant. Are there options I haven’t thought of? I briefly looked at cork, but it’s actually kind of pricey, and that was also not water resistant (at that price point). My preference would be to install something permanent AND could withstand the abuse of a toddler, but I don’t think that product exists.
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