What's the Best Flooring for a Beach House Vibe?
Jul 21, 2021
The Beach Is Calling. It Says You Need New Floors.
The beach is a fan favorite for many, and you know what the beach has a lot of? Sand. Sand is excellent when it’s on the beach but not so great when it’s on your floors, which is why finding the right flooring for your beach house can be a bit tricky. In addition to sand, water, salt, and other summer fun can come stomping onto your beach house floors, so it’s always better to be prepared with the right flooring solution. But what kind of floors are best for a beach house?
Dip Your Toe in a Pastel Color Scheme
A light color palette is an obvious choice for a beach house. It opens the space and brings a bright, cheerful summer mood into your home. Plus, lighter floors will make dirt, dust, and wear less visible, creating a low-maintenance floor option. By choosing light-colored floors, the baby pinks, sea-foam greens, and cheery yellows that are introduced in your décor are more likely to fit in --plus they can bring an uplifting aura to your space.
Hardwood to Complement Your Driftwood
Hardwood floors are an excellent option for a beach house, especially hardwood with a weathered finish. Distressed-looking hardwood floors will not only tie in with other nautical elements, like a rowboat oar or surfboard hung on the wall, but the wear from sand and wet feet won’t be as noticeable. Another benefit of hardwood floors is that they are easy to clean and sweep, making cleaning up after summer feet easy. The downside is that hardwood floors can be pricy and more easily water-damaged.
If you love the way hardwood floors look but can’t afford them, laminate is a great budget-friendly option. Laminate comes in many styles, including wood lookalikes. Plus, it is more durable and water-resistant than traditional hardwood floors.
The Tide Is Turning on Vinyl Flooring
Luxury vinyl flooring is an excellent option for those who live by the sea. This flooring is affordable, stylish, and durable. The vinyl that stole the show in the 1960s is the flooring of the past. Luxury vinyl flooring comes in a large variety of styles, such as planks, sheets, and tiles. Plus, different colors and textures are also available, making it easy to find a style that you love. PVC and other synthetic materials are used to create luxury vinyl flooring, making it scratch- and stain-resistant. The icing on the cake is that luxury vinyl is also waterproof and slip-resistant, which means that it is a perfect flooring choice for a beach house.
Make Waves with Tile Flooring
A unique quality about tile is that it is cool to the touch, and as we all know, summer gets hot, especially when you are at the beach. In addition to its cool temperatures, tile is also durable and holds up well to moisture. From porcelain to ceramic, there are endless options to choose from, which means you are limitless in your beach house design. Due to the wide variety of sizes, styles, and materials, it also means that tile is suitable for any budget or design dream.
Don’t Let Your Beach House Flooring Dreams Drift Away
If you are looking for the perfect floors for your beach house but don’t know where to start, reach out to a Flooring America expert. These experts can help you find functional, stylish, and affordable floors for your beach house that are ready to take on all your summer fun. Give them a call, or stop by your local Flooring America store today.
Visualize Your Flooring Dreams
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