Residential homes all over New England are classified as “coastal”. These homes are located, obviously, near a coast, signifying close proximity to water.
For homes right on the beach or even with a pool installed outback, flooring is an extremely important factor in outdoor beach/pool houses. Carpets and rugs are a no go here since moisture and sand are so common. So what type of flooring is right for a beach house?
Do opt for:
- Unglazed tiles – Great for slip resistance
- Porcelain flooring - Offer the least amount of care and maintenance
- Laminate flooring with a moisture-resistant core – It’s family-friendly and offers the look of real hardwood
Generally speaking, you will not want to opt for real, natural hardwood flooring in a beach/pool house setting. The floor’s exposure to moisture will cause it to expand and contract, leading to splitting.
Get your coastal beach/pool house flooring from A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring. We have two Massachusetts locations – Burlington and Natick – for you to shop!
Information from the World Floor Covering Association