6 Best Nursery Floor Mats for Babies of 2019

Best Nursery Floor Mats of 2019

May 15, 2019

Best Nursery Floor Mats of 2019

Best Nursery Floor Mats of 2019
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These mats provide a soft spot for little ones to play—and they actually look good on your floors!Best Nursery Floor Mats of 2019

When your little one goes from cuddly baby to curious crawler to playful tot, you’ll want to have a safe and soft area designated for play. Floor mats are a convenient solution.

Typically made of foam or rubber, floor mats are as cushy as carpet but much easier to clean, and they’ll lessen the impact of any tumbles as your child learns balance and coordination (it takes time!).

Floor mats are like rugs for kids that you can put in your nursery or any room, really. But they don’t come with attached toys to entertain kids like playmats do. Floor mats are often made of pull-apart tiles, which is great for when you need to replace one but not so great when your child pulls one apart and uses it as a teether.

Floor mats can also be constructed as one piece instead of multiple tiles. If you have a cat or dog, know this: pets seem magnetically drawn to the foam ones and can paw them to pieces, or at the very least leave scuff marks.

For the Modern Home

Why We Love it

Geometric patterns and muted colors make these floor tiles the right choice for those who prefer a sleek aesthetic in their home. You can change up the mat’s pattern by moving around the triangular pieces too. Need a bigger mat? You can interlock two of these mats together to cover more ground. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

Keep in Mind

The tiles are simple to put together, which means they’ll also be easy for your child to pull apart.

What Babylist Parents Say

“It’s neutral and matches the decor of my house without being obnoxious. The tiles are easy to clean, and I can make different patterns.” -Ashley M.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 70” x 56”; 3/8-inch thick. Includes 42 triangular and 32 edge pieces

Playroom Themes

Why We Love it

These extra-thick tiles provide a squishier feel underfoot and are harder for kids to pull apart. Sloped edges make tripping over the mat less likely, too. The floor mat set comes in a variety of colors and themes including nautical, animals and flowers that are perfect for a playroom. If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, you can create a custom SoftTiles mat by choosing your tile size, color and graphics. Clean with a damp cloth.

Keep in Mind

Opt for darker colors. Lighter colors get a dingy fast.

What Babylist Parents Say

“This play mat is beautiful and sturdy. It’s much better than hardwood for learning to roll and crawl.” -E.H.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 78” x 78”; 5/8-inch thick

Grown-Up Designs

Why We Love It

Little Nomad uses subtle, hand-illustrated patterns and neutral colors—blue, beige, rose and gray—to create stylish mats that resemble real rugs. The result? A seamless-looking mat you actually want people to see. Clean with mild soap and water.

Keep Mind

While they look like real rugs, putting furniture on top of the floor mat will leave permanent indents.

What Babylist Parents Say

“They not only look beautiful, but are super comfortable and easy to put together.” -Fleur S.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 3 sizes: 4 x 6 feet (includes six 2 ft x 2 ft tiles and 12 edging bonders), 6 x 8 feet (includes 12 2 ft x 2 ft tiles and 24 edging bonders) and 8 x 12 feet (includes 24 2 ft x 2 ft tiles and 48 edging bonders); all are almost 1/2-inch thick

Classic Pick

Why We Love It

The vibrantly colored tiles of Beautifloor snap together and feature the entire alphabet—the “z” comes as an extra tile. Besides being a comfy play spot, this floor mat can help your kiddo can practice their ABCs too. We also like that the company gives a portion of all sales to WE Charity, an organization that helps impoverished families around the world. Clean with warm water and a wipe.

Keep in Mind

The letters do pop out of the tiles and may get lost over time or won’t go back together quite the same.

What Babylist Parents Say

“The mat is convenient and colorful for my baby. She enjoys play time and tummy time on it.”

Additional Specs
Dimensions 55” x 55”; almost 1/2-inch (includes 26 tiles)

The Easy-to-Move Floor Mat

Why We Love It

Sweet enough for baby, yet modern enough to blend into many decors, this reversible rug from Petit Pehr is hand-screened printed with on soft brushed cotton and quilted. It’s extra soft and cozy for little ones to play on, and it rolls up so you can move it around the house easily (or even take to grandma’s). The rug is also machine washable!

Keep in Mind

It’s not that big, so if you need something to cover a larger space, this might not be for you.

Additional Specs
Dimensions: 40” diameter

Roll Out the Play Carpet

Why We Love It

Because the Lollaland Play Mat is one piece, you can roll it out when it’s playtime and quickly put it away at the end of the day. The mat has a non-slip, textured surface and is also reversible. One side has a fun children’s theme and the other has a simple design. It’s water-resistant and wipes clean.

Keep in Mind

It only comes in one size.

What Babylist Parents Say

“I love the designs on each side. The mat is cushy, and our whole family loves to be on it with the baby.” -Jackie W.

“It’s soft and easy to clean.” -Andrea M.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 48” x 72”; 3/5-inch thick
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