Cottage Flooring Guide

For many, the cottage is their summer home away from home. To maximize the cottage experience, it’s important to make the cottage inviting and aesthetically pleasing. One certain way to do so is through the floor designs. A intricate flooring design can particularly have a strong impact, on a cottages, as they often have other wood trim features, that can complement the floor nicely.

 

Cottage Flooring – What Are My Options?

Cottage living brings many challenges to the property owner. More specifically, finding practical flooring materials that thrive in both the summer and winter months can be a daunting task. Below are some sample materials that describe why this is the case:
  • Already very cold and hard, ceramic tile is also known to easily crack in cold temperatures
  • Flooring materials that require grout will also not stand the test of time because the grout expands and contracts with environmental changes; this ultimately makes it unstable and unreliable
  • Hardwood flooring will not last in unheated cottages, as drastic changes in temperature and humidity may cause it to crack over time
 

Luxury Vinyl Tiles – A Luxurious Cottage Appeal

Vinyl flooring is a great choice for your cottage. But if you’re looking for a more luxurious appeal, then vying for luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) is the perfect alternative.

The benefit to luxury vinyl tiles is that they provide your cottage with a more premium look. These tiles can even appear identical to ceramic, hardwood, or stone. So, you’ll get the all the benefits of durability, resiliency, versatility, and water resistance of regular vinyl flooring, with the added benefit of a more premium and luxurious feel.

Luxury vinyl tiles come at a slightly higher price point than regular vinyl flooring, but it is an investment that many cottage owners find worth it. Speak with Chestnut Flooring today to learn more about your cottage flooring options.

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