Founded by the United Nations (UN) in 1994, the International Day of Families is observed every May 15 to honor the importance of families – both traditional and non-traditional. Most of our time is spent with our families, and they’re likely to be the most important people in our lives.
At Flooring Liquidators, we’re excited to celebrate International Family Day with you. Today we’re focussing on impressive families around the world, and how to give your family home the best.
“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” – Michael J. Fox
Families around the world
The world’s only set of nonuplets, that’s 9 babies born at the same time, are celebrating their first birthday this month. They are the Arby family from West Africa, and they have just started to crawl on the floor, can you imagine?
Britain’s biggest family is The Radfords, who have 22 children and 9 grandchildren. Dad Noel is a baker and cooks the family meals at home – we bet that kitchen is busy!
The Bonnells are Australia’s largest family, with 16 children. Their weekly shop includes 36 liters of milk, 14 boxes of cereal, 45 tubs of yogurt, and 24 rolls of toilet paper. We would hate to have to write that shopping list!
The Bates family in Tennessee has 19 kids. They have five washing machines, three driers, and long rails for their hundreds of items of clothing. When it comes to cleaning, they keep their household running smoothly by insisting on teamwork.
Historically, it’s thought that Valentina Vassilyev and her husband Feodor Vassilyev from Russia are alleged to hold the record for the most children a couple has produced. She gave birth to a total of 69 children – sixteen pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets – between 1725 and 1765.
From our family to yours
Now if you thought that your home was busy, with a never-ending stream of kids and pets up and down the stairs, laundry piling up, and endless cooking, spare a thought for the world’s biggest families. They must always run out of milk!
At Flooring Liquidators, we believe that your family deserves the best. We’re trusted and local, and family is important to us. That’s why we will never point you in the wrong direction, and will always give honest and practical advice, paying respect to your budget. We’re always pleased to recommend the floor that will suit your family home the best.
For family homes with pets, we know that floors need to be tough. From pet hair, sharp nails scratching surfaces, and accidents on floors, your family floors should be scratch resistant, durable, and waterproof. Trust laminates as an affordable and easy to install option, and many are scratch-proof and waterproof.
For family homes with young children, we recommend waterproof luxury vinyl to cope with spills and scratches. You’ll have a wide selection of colors and it’s so easy to clean.
Tell us about your family and we can give you expert advice and a free estimate.