Top 5 Beach House Flooring Options
When you decide to live a life by the sea and build your dream beach home, you have also decided to let the outside in. Sand and water tend to become part of your home and can potentially have costly side effects if you do not choose the right flooring. When living near the water, we recommend your flooring choices are easy to clean, water resistant and durable to withstand all the sand over the years. We have rounded up some of our top recommendations for beach house flooring so you can feel certain you made the right choice.
Who would have thought the words luxury and vinyl would one day be next to each other? Vinyl flooring has come a long way in the past few years and is a great beach house flooring option to consider.
- Looks just like wood, without the costly price tag
- Easy to Install (Did someone say DIY Project?)
- Waterproof options
- Easy to clean
- Will not warp in wet areas.
A staple in coastal Florida homes, ceramic tile is high up on the list of beach house flooring options. This tile is strong, very easy to clean and highly water-resistant. One important aspect to remember when installing tile floors in your home at the beach is to make sure the tiles and grout are sealed correctly.
- Easy to maintain
- Increases resale value
- Ample options available including: squares, planks, rectangles and mosaics
- Maintains a cooler temperature in the hot beach climate
Strand Woven Bamboo
Strand Woven Bamboo is a tougher, more durable option than regular bamboo. Solid strand or real wood core is recommended because it will combat moisture the best. With many different design options, bamboo flooring is an appealing and practical choice that will not break the bank.
- Variety of shades
- Hard, durable surface
- Stranded bamboo is 2-3 times stronger than oak flooring
- Easy to clean
Wide Plank Engineered Hardwood
Engineered hardwood is a very common flooring choice in coastal homes. If sealed properly, these floors can withstand moisture and wear and tear over the years. Engineered flooring is less likely to cup or split when the humidity rises than traditional hardwood. White oak is a wonderful option for a beach home, not only because the grain is tighter but it’s visually pleasing as well.
- Low maintenance
- Easy to install
- More moisture resistant than laminate
- Aesthetics- looks beautiful in beach homes
Yes, we said it, Concrete! Due to its high resistance levels to all of the elements, concrete is a great choice for a home by the water. Concrete floors have also come a long way over the years and are no longer just a slab of grey concrete. There are many different options available today to enhance the design of your concrete floors. Stained and polished concrete floors can be a beautiful addition to your beach home.
- Extremely durable
- Easy to clean
- Long lasting
- Beautiful design options
- Heat options are available
Any of these flooring options would be a great fit, and look lovely in your beach house. Still unsure or need some expert advice? Don’t hesitate to contact us here.