Tough Materials for Coastal Climates

Salt air, sun, and sea often mean harsh treatment for oceanfront digs. We gathered the best hardy materials, tips, and ideas for rock-solid coastal homes.

Flooring #3: Reclaimed hardwood
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Flooring #3: Reclaimed hardwood

This eco-friendly option, gathered from old barns, buildings, or warehouses, is typically an old-growth wood cut from mature trees, making it a dense and hardy material.

Note: Reclaimed wood flooring has become so popular that high demand and scarcity of supply can sometimes make it very costly.

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