From sandy feet to humid air, seaside living will put your space to the test. The best flooring for your coastal home is the one that combines beauty, function and resilience. Join us as we guide you through our top choices for beachy living.
For a low-maintenance but high-style look, ceramic tile is a perfect option for the waterfront. It’s durability and resilience are unmatched and with a little care, will stay looking new for years to come. These days, homeowners can choose from a variety of styles including glazed, matte and porcelain as well as faux wood planks with unique washes and colors. Sealed against moisture, ceramic tile is a great option for both indoor and outdoor spaces.
While hardwood might not be the first thing that comes to mind when aiming for coastal decor, engineered flooring is a smart and economical choice. It holds up well to wear, repels moisture and is more resistant to fluctuations in temperature and humidity than solid boards. It has a real layer of wood on top, which sets it apart from laminate, and can last for decades without replacement.
Far from its vintage counterparts, modern vinyl has come a long way over the past few decades. Available as planks, sheets and tiles it comes in a variety of styles fit for any beachy abode. From faux hardwood to stone and mosaic patterns, there is something out there for everyone. As a waterproof material, it’s great for transitional spaces and is easy to clean. Vinyl is perfect for areas prone to moisture issues since it is simple to install and will not warp over time.
Eco-conscious and sustainable, bamboo is a great option for coastal homes that would benefit from the organic look of natural wood. Strong, durable and renewable, this type of flooring comes in various shades and tones like other natural hardwoods. It is resistant to wear and tear, low maintenance and repels scratches and dings. It withstands everyday use and is great for installing in high-traffic areas.
Soft, weathered, solid hardwood is a luxurious option for a beachy home. It can add an element of coziness to an otherwise neutral space. While solid hardwood does require a bit more care, it can last for decades if properly looked after. Choose a variety like white oak or something similarly dense and make sure to sweep and vacuum regularly. Stop grit at the door by placing mats and carpet runners at outside entrances and use a damp mop to clean up spills and dirt as it occurs.
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