Not all types of flooring can handle the summer heat and the humidity that sometimes accompanies it. For homeowners in the St. Louis, MO area, consider the following flooring options. They will not only keep the home cool but are also resilient, durable and easy to clean.
Tile flooring is durable, easy to clean and available in many colors, shapes and styles. Large tiles are great for a home that is meant to have a contemporary and spacious ambiance. Small rectangular tiles give a home a rustic appeal. You can even create a pattern on your floor to resemble a rug or match small tiles with large ones to create a fresh look.
Tiles are made from a variety of materials. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are a good bet as they are durable and easy to clean. They are also very reasonably priced. Quarry tiles aren’t as slippery as other types of tiles and can be ideal for homes with elderly individuals and/or small kids. Luxury vinyl tiles are fast becoming popular because they can be made to closely resemble just about any type of flooring. If you love the look of hardwood floors but can’t afford to install this type of flooring in your home, then luxury vinyl tiles are sure to suit your tastes.
Natural Stone Flooring
Additionally, there are a variety of natural stone tiles that look good in just about any home. Travertine, sandstone, marble, granite and limestone are just some of the many natural stones you may want to consider. However, bear in mind that they do have their drawbacks. Granite looks and feels cool on a hot summer’s day but it can be costly. Marble absorbs water and so may be a bad choice if you live in a humid area.
Concrete flooring can be surprisingly classy if properly polished or stained. It can also hold up to a great deal of wear and tear and is easy to clean.
Choosing the right flooring not only enables you to keep cool in the summer but also saves money that would have otherwise been spent on high electricity bills. Consider the flooring options mentioned above if you live in an area that gets hot in the summer and talk with good flooring company to see which type of flooring would be best for your St. Louis, MO home.
Floor Coverings International Arch City is your one stop shop for all things flooring in the St. Louis, MO area. Don’t hesitate to schedule your free in-home design consultation by calling the phone number below!
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