Cottage rarely used in winter? Affected by the comings and goings all summer? To be long lasting, the floor covering of your cottage must be chosen with care. Dahlia Daniel from Déco Surfaces Laval shows us the best options.
Help, my cabin is humid!
If your cottage tends to keep humidity, it is essential to choose a floor covering that is water resistant. For example, porcelain type ceramic tiles or even vinyl. The latest are sold in planks or rolls. What’s the difference? Both products are easy to install but the vinyl planks have a little extra according to our Advisor: “It gives a more genuine wood look to the floor and when boards get damaged, they are easy to replace, which is more difficult with vinyl rolls.”
Left behind during winter?
The choice of your cottage’s floor covering varies according to the use of this secondary residence. For example, if you never visit this haven of peace during the cold season, you probably don’t heat it much. This can be disastrous for the floor! What would be recommended to install as floor covering in this case? “Grade V ceramic tile is the ideal choice. It is frost resistant and low-maintenance. And in terms of comfort, it’s even better when it’s heated.”
“Current trends tend to vinyl planks, engineered wood and porcelain”
Child and dirt proof
We love our kids… but it sometimes happens that they damage the house! Vinyl is a must when looking for a floor covering that will resist scratches and escaped toys (or even thrown!). Also, “colours nor too dark or too light should be preferred since dirt won’t show as much” reminds us Dahlia. A matte and textured finish like brushed or grained oak is easier to forgive: the floor looks cleaner than it really is!
Carpet, are they a trendy choice?
Carpets are a good choice for the cottage as it resists temperature and humidity variations and they are very comfortable to walk on. As for the carpet tiles, they are very resistant and have a modern look. Damaged or stained? No problem, we can easily and quickly change one or a few tiles!
How to create a warm look?
We like our cottage to be cozy with a rustic touch. How to create this atmosphere with the right floor covering? A warm look can be achieved with hardwood floors. But know that it is not recommended in a cottage because it could wrap under the effect of humidity and react badly to cold temperatures. Laminated floors and vinyl planks are better options if you prefer wood, since it is more resistant and adapts to changes in temperature. You can also get a wood effect look by choosing vinyl planks or porcelain tiles. Why not add an area rug to make the décor warmer and offer more comfort to walk on?