Is Hardwood the Best Option for the Kitchen Floors in Your Coastal Home?


If you have a coastal home, you know that there are some unique challenges, especially for your floors. In addition to dealing with humidity, you probably feel like sometimes you are dealing with half of the beach inside your house. It’s inevitable for coastal living. And your kitchen most likely feels the brunt of the wear and tear.

So where do you go from here?

Are you going to keep maintaining and replacing your floors on a frequent basis? That option may get a bit expensive! What you really need is quality, durable flooring that will be able to withstand the “love” that your kitchen floors may endure. While quality durable flooring may seem like a large upfront cost, it will save you money and stress in the long run.  A good investment, such as quality hardwood flooring, adds value to your home and to your lifestyle.

So what flooring should you chose?

Michael Hiagley of Coastal Living suggests wood flooring in his article Go With the Grain. “At your beach place, you want to be comfortable letting the outside in. You want it to be OK for kids and dogs to track in a little sand. And wood surfaces not only clean easily, but also wear gracefully. Wood just feels right.” Take it from Michael…your kitchen floors (and you) may be happiest with quality hardwood flooring!

Hardwood Flooring Advantages for your Kitchen Floors

Hardwood flooring may invoke feelings of uncertainty, both in cost and maintenance. But, these days, hardwood floors have come a long way.  There is a variety of species, styles and stains from which to chose. From factory finished to engineered, and from oak to bamboo, these great options give you the flexibility to make your kitchen floors work harder and look better for your home!

Benefits of Hardwood:

  • Timeless style that helps maintain home value. The problem with “hip” interior design is that trends come and go, and when they go, they aren’t attractive anymore. Hardwood is classic. The allure of hardwood has been around for hundreds of years and certainly isn’t going anywhere soon.  Maintain your home value with classic hardwood flooring.
  • Great design flexibility to match your style. So many types, styles, and colors help you find the perfect kitchen floors for you!
  • Hardwood doesn’t retain allergens and is easy to clean/maintain. Hardwood doesn’t hold in dust, pollen, and animal dander like carpet and other flooring does, and it is easy to clean – great for that beach that just can’t seem to stay outside!

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