A pool is a godsend when the mercury spikes in your thermometer and the humidity hits (what feels like) an all time high. On the flip side, a pool can also be rough on the floors inside your home when you and your kids walk in dripping wet or tracking wet footprints across your floors.
Not just any kind of flooring can take those footprints and water spills. When choosing flooring for a room near water, consider these factors:
- Clean up
Floors that are ideal for homes with pools
Pros: highly durable, easy-to-clean water and spills, available in tile or wood look, planks can be installed as a DIY project
Cons: higher priced option, some grout cleaning required if installed with grout
Pros: water, odor and mildew resistant, comes in a variety of tile patterns and colors, can be a do-it-yourself installation, very affordable
Cons: can be cold under bare feet, some grout cleaning required
Pros: durable, can handle water, comes in different colors and patterns, relatively inexpensive
Cons: look may not be as smooth as some of the other options
Pros: soft to the feet, easy-to-clean, squares can be replaced if dirty, creative look
Cons: spills can get in and under tiles, not as finished look as other options
Flooring cleaning tips for home with pool
Whatever floor you choose, keep your floor in like-new condition by using these cleaning tips:
- Put down rugs by the door near the pool.
- Keep rugs by the pool and the door.
- Sweep and clean your floors regularly.
- Don’t use products not recommended by the manufacturer for floor cleaning (it can void the warranty-ask local floor experts for recommended products).
- Deep clean your floors regularly or schedule a deep cleaning appointment.