Every home is unique. From the style on the outside to the family on the inside, there are hundreds of things that make each home one-of-a-kind. And each of those factors play a role in the type of flooring that is best for you and your lifestyle. One of those factors is the climate in which your home is situated - is it a hot or clod climate? Depending on the weather and conditions of your area, certain flooring materials will be more or less appropriate. If you want to tailor your flooring to the needs of your home, read on! We’ve gathered everything you need to know about choosing the right hot weather flooring or cold weather flooring. 

Best Flooring for Colder Climates

With lower temperatures, comes a unique climate that can affect the flooring in your home. One of the most important factors to consider is your flooring’s ability to contain heat. There’s nothing quite like cold and uncomfortable floors on your feet. With this in mind, carpet flooring is a great choice because the fibers work to insulate against heat loss. This ensures a warm and cozy foundation for your home. 

Additionally, vinyl flooring is very much the same way as it can warm up quickly. Not only that, but vinyl flooring is excellent for colder climates because it’s not susceptible to the expanding and contracting of extreme temperatures. 

Finally, tile flooring is a great option for colder weather, but only under certain conditions. While tile material is known for maintaining the chill, if you plan on installing heating underneath, your flooring will take to that very well. The same properties that make tile so cold can also help retain the heat provided by a heating system.

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Best Flooring for Hotter Climates

While there are certain rules for flooring in colder climates, hot and humid climates have their own set of do’s and don’ts as well. One of the biggest considerations for homes that experience higher temperatures is the flooring’s malleability. With extreme heat, or even an excess of moisture, many flooring materials will warp as it expands and contracts. This is why tile flooring is a great option. Because of its strength and durability, it can withstand the influences of extreme temperatures. 

If you love the look and feel of wood flooring, but know that it’s frequently vulnerable to the warping from hotter temperatures, have no fear! There are a few specific wood flooring materials that can withstand the elements better than most other woods. American Beech, Hickory, and Western Australian Mahogany are all great options for hot and humid climates.

If you have any further questions about the right flooring for your home, contact our team at Floor Coverings International Seminole to get started!

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