Summer is always such a fun time of year. There are bonfires and barbecues; family get-togethers and pool parties. However, we can all agree that the room next to a pool isn’t exactly the best place to install expensive hardwood flooring. Water is a wood floors’ worst enemy. Besides destroying and warping the wood, water makes the surface slippery and unsafe. The ideal flooring for a room by a swimming pool is nonslip, water resistant, and fits within your budget. And of course, it also needs to look nice!

Here are some options we think are best suited to your room by the pool:

Non-Slip Carpet

One of the easiest and most affordable options to install is non-slip carpet. It’s not going to break your bank and go directly over the existing flooring material, or you can install it over a bare subfloor. Non-slip carpet is a combination of natural and synthetic fibers that makes your room look cozy, resists water, and finishes any room in the house.

Vinyl Flooring

When it comes to flooring that’s water resistant, vinyl flooring is one of the best options because it withstands water wonderfully. Any water that stands on it eventually evaporates without harming the vinyl or subfloor. However, vinyl is notorious for being slippery. You could choose a wood or luxury vinyl – it comes in rolls with wood-tone or vinyl patterns that make it suitable for other rooms, as well as the bathroom.

Ceramic & Stone Tiles

For another waterproofing option, ceramic tiles are a great choice. Plus, the surface of a tile floor has a natural texture formed by the grout lines that helps to prevent slipping. While it can be a pricier choice, ceramic and stone look especially attractive in a poolside room with a sliding door that opens up to the patio. If you're interested in stone, you also need to make sure your foundation can support the extra weight.

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