A Comprehensive Timeline to Planning Your Vacation Home Flooring Project in the New Year


Are you considering a flooring makeover for your vacation home in the upcoming year? Planning is key to achieving the perfect balance between aesthetics, functionality, and durability. In this guide, we’ll walk you through a strategic timeline, ensuring a seamless and stress-free flooring project for your Crystal Coast getaway.

January: Assessing the Need

The beginning of the year is an excellent time to evaluate the state of your vacation home’s flooring. Signs that your floors may need attention include noticeable wear, stains that are hard to remove, or a general dated appearance. Take a walk through each room, examining the condition of the current flooring. If you spot any of these indicators, it might be time for a change.

February: Choosing the Right Flooring

Once you’ve identified the need for a flooring upgrade, February is the month to dive into the exciting world of flooring options. Consider the unique requirements of a vacation home, such as durability, resistance to moisture, and ease of maintenance.

  • Popular Choices:
    • Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP): Ideal for areas prone to moisture, LVP offers the look of hardwood with exceptional durability. This flooring solution is ideal for homes on the Crystal Coast.
    • Tile: Excellent for high-traffic areas and known for its cooling effect, perfect for warmer climates.
    • Engineered Hardwood: Provides the elegance of hardwood with added resistance to temperature and humidity fluctuations.

Gather samples, explore color palettes, and consult with our flooring experts to make an informed decision that aligns with both your aesthetic preferences and the practical needs of a vacation home.

March: Interior Decorating and Area Rugs

As winter transitions into spring, focus on the interior design aspects of your vacation home. Selecting area rugs is a wonderful way to tie the room together, providing warmth and comfort. Consider the following tips:

  • Color Palette: Choose rugs that complement the color scheme of your new flooring and existing decor.
  • Size Matters: Ensure your area rugs are appropriately sized for each space, creating a balanced and cohesive look.
  • Texture and Pattern: Introduce variety through textures and patterns, enhancing the visual appeal of each room.

As you decorate and add finishing touches, remember that at Eastman’s Carpets & Flooring, we’re dedicated to supporting you throughout your entire flooring journey. Your dream vacation home is not just a destination; it’s a comprehensive, personalized experience with Eastman’s. Visit us today and let’s make your flooring dreams a reality!