This is a great time of year! There are barbecues and bonfires; summer parties and swimming pool gatherings. Although many in the Northern Virginia area belong to neighborhood pools, we see many homes with private pools. If you’re looking to change the flooring in your home, or in the space that’s closes to the pool, you’ll have to choose carefully. You don’t want to put the most expensive type of flooring there, but you also don’t want to skimp on it either. The ideal flooring is nonslip, resists water and fits your budget. Of course, it has to look nice too!

Of course, the first thing you have to consider is the cost. After you’ve decided what your budget will be, it’s important to choose a flooring that fit your design. Here are some options we think are best suited to your room by the pool!

Vinyl flooring

Vinyl Flooring withstands water beautifully, however, it’s also notorious for being slippery. You could choose to go with a wood or luxury vinyl, however, it’s best to avoid tiles. Vinyl tiles require extensive subfloor preparation; water can seep through tiles and ruin all of the hard work (and money) you put into that space.

Ceramic/stone tiles

Although Ceramic and Stone Tiles can be pretty pricy they’re also one of the best options for a space as unique as yours. There is also a need here for a subfloor as there is in Vinyl Flooring, however, the tiles are more customizable and non-slippery. If you choose to go this route, you’ll have to make sure your foundation can support the extra weight.


Hear us out; nonslip carpet could you be one of your easiest, and most affordable options. Contemporary waterproof carpet is a combination of natural and synthetic fibers that makes your room look cozy, resists water, and finishes any room in the house. You can also install this over a bare subfloor (it includes its own underpadding)

If you’re currently adding a pool to your backyard, or are planning on changing the flooring in your home to accommodate your pool, come in and see us! Our designers will help you select the perfect flooring for your space, and work together with your contractors as well!