Linoleum, tile, and bamboo oh my! It is a jungle out there shopping for flooring, but it does not need to be scary. Once you understand how sunlight, temperature, and humidity can affect the overall performance of your floor, making a decision will be as easy as 1, 2, 3.
- Humidity – Extreme changes in humidity can cause floor planks to shrink or swell so it is important to understand the relationship between water and wood. Allowing the product to acclimate to the environment before installation will help avoid some of the shifting. While carpet tends to perform well in all climates, too much moisture may also lead to mold or fungi growth in the carpet or pad. Most tiles are an ideal choice because it is water and moisture resistant when installed and sealed properly.
- Sunlight – Some flooring types tends to change color after prolonged exposure to sunlight. However, you do have alternatives such as solar screens and drapes to block the harmful rays or periodically rearranging the furniture to keep the floor an even tone. High temperatures may also compromise the installation of concrete flooring. If it dries too quickly, the concrete may not be as durable and loses it resistance to cracking.
Why not let a Primera consultant simplify the process to increase the longevity and performance of your flooring? Whether you live in the jungle, desert or city, the trained professionals will match your climate, budget and lifestyle to receive the flooring of your dreams.