It might feel like winter will never end, but summer will be here before you know it! If you’re looking forward to spending time in your lake house this summer, you might be thinking about how it’s been a while since you’ve updated the floors. Not many people know that one type of flooring will not work through an entire lake house because of the water and debris that can come in from the outside. If you’re thinking about updating your lake house floors, we recommend certain flooring for certain rooms.

Main rooms and bedrooms

Your main living areas, like the living room, dining room, and den, as well as your bedrooms, will probably see the least amount of dirty foot traffic. Consider carpet or hardwood floors for these rooms as they will be comfy and long-lasting, respectively. The one danger is water damage: quality hardwood and carpet both react strongly to humidity, which can be found in abundance by the lake. You’ll want to steer away from having carpet or hardwood in the bathroom, basement, and any other areas that are guaranteed to get wet.

Entryways and mudrooms

Many lake homes already come with laminate, vinyl, or linoleum flooring because these flooring materials are durable and more affordable than carpet or hardwood. They can come in many shapes and sizes and are easily cleaned of any mud and water that will get tracked in. You don’t want to install linoleum in any room that gets a lot of sunlight because it will start to warp and peel.

Bathrooms and kitchens

Ceramic or stone tile is the perfect material for kitchens and bathrooms because they are water resistant and more durable than almost all other flooring types. The only caveat is that stone or tile floors can get a little chilly during the fall and winter months so you want to keep them somewhere where you can lay down rugs to protect little bare feet!

FloorQuest proudly provides outstanding customer service paired with the best flooring and cabinetry products available. Contact Us today or visit any of our FloorQuest locations.