Are you building a new cottage or renovating an existing one? Your flooring choice may be one of the most important choices you make.
Often, the demands placed on a cottage floor are much greater than those placed on the average household floor due to numerous factors including: drastic changes in temperature, sand, water/moisture dragged in from the beach, pets from all your friends, and family that pop over for the weekend or the week. It is for these reasons that more consideration should be placed on the functionality and durability of your cottage floor.
Cottage Flooring Options to Consider
Luxury plank vinyl (LPV) flooring is rigid, waterproof, stable, low-maintenance and does a pretty good job of imitating the look of wood and tile. Water resistant laminates, like LPV’s are usually stable, scratch resistant (pet and sand friendly) and low maintenance.
Engineered Hardwoods are more stable than traditional solid hardwood floors. It makes them a great choice for cottages where homeowners want the real wood look and feel, and expansion is a concern.
Ceramic and natural stone tile are great options for areas subject to moisture or heavier abuse such as bathrooms, mudrooms, kitchens and entries.
Your local flooring supplier will know their products best and will be able to assist you in choosing the flooring best suited to your needs. As with any design element, it is important that you love the look and functionality of your floor and that you are choosing it to please yourself and not for someone else. Today’s flooring options are both functional and fashionable.
The right cottage flooring choice will provide you with years of high performance, low-maintenance living, freeing you up to spend more time enjoying the sun! – C.A.L. Tile & Hardwood, www.caltileandhardwood.ca
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