Living along any coast, especially Miami requires a lot for your house. This is no exception for your flooring. Living in Miami means that your flooring choices should be ideal for water resistance, having a strong layer that will hold up sand and dirt, and most importantly, be easy-to-clean. In short, your floor is going to need to withstand a Miami style of living. Here at Cutting Edge, our standards don’t fall beneath quality and luxury. Here are some of the best luxury flooring for your Miami home.
Because it’s Miami, both indoor and outdoor flooring should be discussed. Both environments are important to consider if you are planning on remodeling your house. Let’s start with indoor flooring first.
Stone tile is a prime choice for indoor flooring for several reasons. Stone tile has a unique aesthetic that defines classy yet comfortable at the same time. Another plus for stone is that it retains temperature extremely well. This will feel nice after a long day out.
- Easy cleaning
- Generally require little maintenance
- Diverse style
- Ideal for bathrooms and kitchens
Although, this type of tile does have one downside and that is the noise. It is not very noise absorbent, so if you are going to use a stone tile, make sure that there is other furniture in the room that will absorb the sound like wood or fabrics.
We know many of the people reading this right now are probably giving a suspicious look right now, but keep in mind the keyword is “luxury.” Luxury vinyl has come along way and now has plenty of features like:
- Comes in planks and tiles
- 100% waterproof options
- Extremely durable
Although this isn’t the absolute best option you can choose, it still provides you with all the criteria mentioned above. It has a strong base to keep out sand and dirt, it is water-resistant, and it is very easy to keep it looking nice. It also absorbs a lot of sounds and it looks and feels like wood.
Marble is known to be the epitome of luxury for flooring and countertops. Marble is extremely beautiful and each piece of tile is its own unique piece of art. Although, we wouldn’t recommend it for high traffic areas. Because it is a lighter material, it requires a lot of upkeep. Some of the benefits include:
- Maintains coolness during hot days
- Very durable
- Easy-to-design around
A big part of Miami living is that we have the luxury of going outside virtually whenever we want. Outdoor flooring is very important and an aspect that shouldn’t be overlooked just because it’s outdoors. Here are some of the best outdoor flooring options.
This type of tile is popular in warmer climates because it maintains a cooler temperature, its smooth, and it has a high density so it is very water-resistant and extremely durable. It also comes in a diverse selection of styles so you can plan it out with your patio furniture. Additionally, it works perfectly in an indoor environment too.
Stained concrete is a trend that is becoming more and more popular. We all know what regular concrete looks like, so what is the point of staining it? Staining your concrete gives you a lot more options on what color you want your flooring. It makes your outdoor flooring look luxurious and high-quality. The benefits of this flooring include:
- Durability (the staining ads to the already durable concrete)
- An attractive finish
- Low maintenance
On the downside, it does not deflect the heat well at all. After all… it is concrete.
Brick is a classic for outdoor flooring. Brick is timeless and it also feels like you’re in an old European town. Brick can be luxurious and it has a high diversity when you’re considering looks. The benefits of this flooring include:
- Plenty of options to choose from
- Almost no maintenance
Of course, there are a few downsides to brick as well. One of the biggest ones is that it isn’t the most water-resistant material you could use for outdoor flooring. It also doesn’t reflect heat well either. Like concrete. It might get pretty toasty during those hot Miami days.
There are a lot of materials you could use for flooring. It all really depends on the aesthetic and use you want out of your floor and house. Whatever you want, Cutting Edge Luxury Home Improvement is here to create your dream home together. We’d be more than happy to attend to all your home improvement needs including any tile work. Not just flooring. Visit our portfolio to see some of these flooring options in a finished product!
If any of these floorings sound appealing, or if you have any questions, visit our Get Started page!