By Mohawk floors brings the natural aesthetics of the oak species in hardwood flooring planks with high color variation and light finishes for a solidly contemporary look. Each color is reminiscent of design and construction found in quaint seaside cottages that will transport you to the sandy beaches of the eastern seaboard. With a Janka hardness rating of 1290 and a limited lifetime residential warranty, your Coastal Couture hardwood floors will keep on looking pristine and bright for decades to come.
This Mohawk flooring collection comes in wide 7-inch dimensions at random lengths. The benefits of having wider planks are easier maintenance as well as enhancing spatial depth in your home, depending on the room.
Coastal Couture, unlike many of its solid counterparts and contemporaries, is engineered in its construction. Rather than being solid wood all the way through, these planks come equipped with a top layer of real oak hardwood set atop a layer of high-density fiberboard (HDF) for better moisture resistance and structural stability. Because of these attributes found in engineered hardwood flooring, you can install Coastal Couture in areas wher solid wood experiences issues, such as basements, kitchens, and homes with split-level floor plans. While solid hardwood should only be installed at or above grade, Coastal Couture works just fine below the ground level.
Soft, Light, and Natural Oaks
Mohawk Coastal Couture's six colors are light, soft shades designed to bring a cozy, inviting appearance to your home's interior décor. All of the shades do an excellent job of boldly projecting the natural grain patterns, knotholes, swirls, and linear streaking found in the oak species for a very versatile floor that works well in a variety of motifs, ranging from traditional to modern.
Compass is a beautiful mid-level grey reminiscent of ond-style sailing ships with its dusty weather-worn patina. The light foamy patterns atop the grey undertones greatly complement natural sunlight glistening off an ocean view.
For a lighter grey tone, consider going with the greyish beige off-white blends of Seaspray. We recommend using this shade in foyers and front living areas with high ceilings, as it is also good for drawing in natural light just like the darker greys found in the Compass option.
Nautical and Beachwood are both light dusty browns, with the former being the slightly darker of the two shades. These intermediate tones are extremely versatile in terms of décor pairings. Match these colors with off-white furnishings for a lighter transition or pair them with black couches, cabinets, and tables for maximum contrast.
Coastline is a slightly brighter brown than its similar shades in the Coastal Couture collection, great for living rooms, dining rooms, and dens. White Cap is very close in tones, only with slightly more pronounced graining, knotholes, and visual texture.
Quick Design Tips
Alternating plank colors, if done properly, can enhance the color variation of your floor without coming across as too bold, loud, or funky. If you're curious about attempting this, we recommend using the Nautical and Beachwood options. For hallways, you could even try a herringbone layout; the Seaspray color looks great when it is installed this way.
For more design ideas, feel free to call one of our flooring specialists at (510) 698-5142.