We have an amazing array of beautiful beach homes here in West Palm Beach, FL and hardwood flooring's role in creating that coastal, "beachy" look cannot be overstated.

At Quantum Floors, we thought it would be nice to offer our West Palm Beach, FL hardwood flooring customers a quick guide on how to maximize the impact of their beachy aesthetic. They do it through the proper use of hardwood flooring to turn their Palm Beach, FL house into a bright, vibrant beach-house style home.

1. Driftwood Look

Fallen limbs from hardwood trees that have been left to drift in the ocean, or rest on the beach lapped by waves and bleached by sun, are often collected and re-purposed into coastal furnishings, flooring, and decorations. The driftwood look is the hallmark of a beach aesthetic.

You can replicate this weathered, multi-tonal color scheme and aesthetic by choosing wide plank red or white oak flooring, and staining and treating it to recreate the subtle blondes, beiges, and bleached out tones of driftwood.

2. Something a Bit Warmer

If the bleached out driftwood look isn't quite up your alley and you'd like something a little warmer, something a little closer to the light, reddish-brown tone of rattan or reed furniture that is so often found in coastal areas, you might want to consider doing something a little different.

If that is the case, you might want to try an oak hardwood floor that has been whitewashed and treated with a UV coating to achieve a beachy look that is a little less washed out, and also offers a warmer feel.

3. Modern and Elegant Beach House Look

If you'd like to achieve a more modern, elegant look, while maintaining the beach house aesthetic, you might want to consider using longer, narrower white planks for your floors.

The longer white planks will give the appearance of spaciousness and modernity, while at the same time creating that sunny, open feel that we all love in our beach houses. This works especially well in homes with many large windows.

The beach house look is, without a doubt, the king of West Palm Beach, FL's overall aesthetic. Now, with a little careful planning and an eye for the details mentioned in this article, that sunny, breezy look is well within your reach!

If you have any questions about hardwood flooring or any other type of flooring, for that matter, we would love it if you called or stopped into one of our showrooms in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, or Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Our knowledgeable staff would love nothing more than to help you find the look you want for your home, at a price that won't break the bank.