It’s officially summertime, which means it’s time to head down to the shore. Days on the beach, swimming in the ocean and pool, surfing and every other activity under the sun. But can your floors handle the messes each of these adventures can bring into your shore house? Well we have the perfect solution—vinyl flooring.

Don’t wince—it’s not your grandma’s flooring. Vinyl flooring has come a long way in reversing its bad, and dated reputation. And there’s reasons why vinyl flooring has been around forever; it’s durable, low maintenance, and waterproof—it’s the whole package.

Not only will it hold up during all the summer commotion, it’s also inexpensive and easy to install—so you don’t have to wait long to get your vacation started. The maintenance is also a breeze. All it requires is a quick sweep or mop. Which is the only kind of upkeep you should be doing while on vacation!

Vinyl is also worth considering because it’s soft to walk on and has a very pleasing aesthetic. There are so many colors, designs and patterns to choose from today. You can go for a bold, fun pattern or a more subtle natural stone or wood look. There’s something for every home style!

vinyl flooring options

Besides choosing the pattern or design of vinyl, it’s important to know which type of vinyl is best for you. There are three options that you can choose from; sheets, tiles and planks.

Sheet Vinyl: Sheet vinyl generally comes in 6 or 12-foot wide rolls. It can can often be installed seamlessly, making it ideal in rooms with moisture. It comes in a range of colors and designs, including styles that mimic tile and wood.

sheet vinyl flooring

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Vinyl Tiles: These DIY-friendly tiles are easy to install and can be laid in any orientation, from checkerboard to diagonal. Some vinyl tile can be grouted for a more realistic appearance.

vinyl tile flooring

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Vinyl Planks: Designed to closely resemble hardwood, vinyl planks come in the same size as wood planks, and boast realistic features such as texturing and beveled edges.

vinyl plank flooring

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So when thinking about new flooring for your beach house, there’s no better option than vinyl flooring. It will protect your space against the chaos of summer fun, it’s so easy to maintain, and it will complement any décor style.


At Avalon Flooring, we want to make sure you’re happy from your first step in our showroom to your first step on your new flooring—and as your partner in home design, we’ll be there every step along the way. Consider us your “One-Stop Shopping” destination for all things flooring…(and window treatments)!

Our design consultants are equipped with the knowledge to guide you through the wide selection of products we offer, and our expert installation team is professionally trained to make sure everything gets installed the way you envision. We know your home is an expression of your sense of style, and we’re here to make sure you’ll be proud of it for years to come.

If you have any questions, please email us.