If you recently bought your dream holiday house in a tropical place like Durban, then you probably cannot wait to start decorating and sprucing it up. Durban is situated along the coast and chances are that you will be living near the beach. While the coast has many fantastic benefits (like cleaner air), there are a few things to consider before revamping your home.
One significant aspect of home remodelling near the sea has to do with the flooring system you decide to install. Structural challenges that come with living near so much water and moist air could lead to expensive mistakes that require frequent fixing. To avoid these difficulties, we at Top Carpets and Floors have created a list of flooring solutions for your beachfront home, and with one of our branches situated in the stunning Durban, we certainly know how to help.
Decide What Will Suit Your Lifestyle
Not all floors are created equal, which is why you need to assess aspects of your lifestyle before you choose your flooring. Living with pets, children, or even running a people-oriented business from home, like a dance studio or medical practice, are all factors that should be considered while making your choice.
Although one doesn’t often think of wall-to-wall carpeting for a holiday home (especially near the coast, where winter temperatures are more moderate), one must consider that sea breezes (and we all know that Durban weather is unpredictable) can be rather icy. While you need not place carpets throughout your entire home, having them installed in areas such as the bedroom can create a cosy and snug atmosphere – perfect for breakfast in bed on a chilly day.
With a home full of adorable children and pets, a stain- and scratch-resistant floor is crucial. Laminate flooring looks like authentic natural wood without the cost and difficult maintenance of solid hardwood floors.
Luxury Vinyl Planks and Tiles
If you love to visit the beach, then you will understand how frustrating it is when you trail beach sand all over your home. Luxury vinyl planks (that emulate hardwood) and tiles (that mimic stone tiles) are known for how easy they are to clean. Simply sweep up any of the shore that you’ve brought home with you.
Engineered Wood Floors
What could be more beautiful than wood in a beach home? Unfortunately, solid wood doesn’t do well with much moisture – there is, however, an even better alternative to hardwood floors. Engineered wood flooring looks like the real deal while offering advantages, such as affordability and resilience to moisture damage, engineered wood is ideal.
Contact Floor Trader, a division of Top Carpets and Floors, if you want more information on flooring solutions that will accommodate your particular requirements. We have a wide range of flooring options to choose from in our gallery of designs. With our help, you will be able to give each room a specific look and feel, thereby ensuring that your Durban home is picture perfect.