June 15, 2020 2 min read

If you’re lucky enough to have a vacation home, you no doubt want to keep it looking its best! After all, such investments are a matter of pride in addition to their recreational potential. What’s the point of owning such a home if you’re not working to be the belle of the lakeside or wilderness? In addition to looks, though, you want your vacation home to maintain itself and last for as long as physically possible. It’s an investment as much as it is a recreational tool, and you probably want to have it in your family for multiple generations.


A big part of what can make all of these things happen is your flooring. From hardwood flooring to vinyl flooring, the right type can do everything from making an aesthetic statement to protecting your walls from water damage. However, finding the right kind of flooring—the one that’s the perfect blend of style and function—is no easy task. Due to the fact that you only inhabit them for short periods at a time, vacation homes have unique needs when it comes to flooring. A type that works just fine in a house you live in day-to-day might struggle to perform when left unattended for a while without periodic maintenance.


Indeed, shopping for vacation home flooring requires a different thought process than does home floor shopping. Never fear, though; E Hardwoods & Flooring is here to help you through the process.

Assessing Your Individual Vacation Home Needs

Vacation homes are diverse, scattered throughout the globe, and located in various climates. The families that own said homes are equally diverse in regards to when and how they use them. To find the best flooring for your vacation home, you’ll need to assess your individual circumstances when it comes to location and usage, such as:


  • How much water your home is exposed to | For example, a lakeside vacation home might benefit from waterproof flooring (at least in key areas), as it’s inevitable that some water from outside will make its way in.
  • How much time you’ll spend in that house | Certain flooring types require more maintenance than others, which means a greater investment of time on your part. Make sure you’ll be at your vacation home enough to take care of your flooring type of choice.
  • How much your humidity levels fluctuate | If your flooring will be left unattended for seasons at a time, it’s best to choose a type that’s strong against humidity. Humidity that fluctuates seasonally can wreak havoc on certain flooring types if the levels aren’t kept stable indoors, so get your money’s worth and make a choice that takes this factor into account.

Still Unsure? E Hardwoods & Flooring is Here to Help

With our massive stock of engineered hardwood flooring, solid hardwood flooring, and everything in between, you’re sure to find something that fits your needs. Need help deciding? Just contact us at 651-401-4500.