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The Best Flooring Options for Humid Climates

Porcelain Tiles
When you live in a humid climate, you can be limited in the type of flooring you can have. For example, some hardwoods are very porous and can buckle or swell when there is constant moisture in the air.

You can have beautiful flooring that won’t need to be replaced every few years, you just need to know the best flooring options for your home. In addition to getting a dehumidifier to manage the humidity levels in your home, consider the following flooring options that hold up against heavy moisture levels.

Luxury Vinyl

Vinyl is a versatile material that can be used in many areas of the home, such as siding, flooring, and window treatments. Luxury vinyl is often used in high-humidity areas of the home, including the kitchen, basement, and even the bathroom.

One benefit of luxury vinyl is that you can choose nearly any type of design and texture you wish. Luxury vinyl is versatile in its composition, which allows you to achieve the appearance of hardwood, tile, or even marble flooring in your home, without the expense of these materials.

Speak to your flooring specialist about different varieties of luxury vinyl you can choose from based on your personal style and budget. You can choose a different style of this vinyl for each room of your home if you wish to add allure and appeal to your living space.

Engineered Hardwood

Engineered hardwood is different from solid hardwood in the way it is created. Engineered hardwood is made out of a thin plank of real hardwood with layers of engineered woods underneath. Hardwood is comprised of a solid plank of wood.

Engineered hardwood is ideal for your humid area because it is much more difficult for moisture to penetrate and affect engineered hardwood, making this beautiful wood less likely to swell or bubble under constant exposure to wetness.

You can design your home around nearly any type of engineered hardwood, such as maple, pine, oak, or ash. If you are a fan of hardwood flooring but you don't want to have to treat and care for the material so it will withstand the constant humidity in your home, then consider engineered hardwood instead.

Porcelain Tile

Porcelain tile adds allure and beautiful texture and sheen to your home without making your flooring susceptible to moisture damage. Porcelain is less porous and more durable than other tile materials can be, and porcelain tile is easy to care for. Consider porcelain tile for your kitchen, bathroom, or even your basement, as part of your flooring remodeling project.

As a bonus, porcelain tile is also resistant to stains and scratches, making it ideal for your home if you have children and pets. You can soften this tile with area rugs to give it a homey, comfortable appeal. Your flooring specialist can show you porcelain tile samples in a variety of colors and finishes.

When choosing porcelain tile for your home, make sure to have the grout properly sealed. Grout is more porous than the tile itself, so your flooring specialist will have to treat it to make it more durable. This way the grout will last as long as your tile does.

There are many flooring options you can choose from that will stand up to the humidity levels in your area. From classic hardwood designs to beautiful tile, you can make your home more beautiful and give your flooring the upgrade it deserves.

Your flooring specialist will install the right humidity-resistant flooring for you. To explore all the flooring options in your area, call our experts at Floors Unlimited today.