best flooring for the Florida climateAn important factor to consider in any flooring project is the type of environment surrounding your home.

Today, Floor Coverings International Jupiter wants to help Florida residents by giving you this quick guide on which floors are best and worst in the state of Florida.

Your Best Flooring Options

Luckily, there are a myriad of convenient flooring options which look great and can withstand the hot and humid Florida climate with no trouble. Since the main flooring challenges this climate poses are high temperature fluctuations and persistent humidity, the following suggestions all offer high resistance to these two phenomena:

best flooring for the Florida climate

  • Laminate: If you are looking for a more practical option which closely replicates the feeling of hardwood, then look no further than laminate flooring. It is highly resistant to water damage, it has lower maintenance requirements, and it’s cheaper to purchase and install. Laminate can be so similar to hardwood as well that in some cases, it would take an expert to tell the difference. Find out more about laminate flooring’s many benefits here.

best flooring for Florida's climate

  • Vinyl: Vinyl also provides a visually compelling alternative to hardwood and is an attractive choice due to its many perks. Its biggest perk is that it’s water-resistant. In fact, vinyl is almost impervious to almost anything moisture-related. This makes it an ideal choice for regions with high humidity, like Florida, as well as for kitchen, bathroom, and basement floors where water and other liquids often get splashed around!

porcelain tile in Jupiter, Florida

  • Porcelain Tile: Porcelain tile is particularly popular in Florida. It’s highly resistant to water, extremely durable, hard to scratch, requires a simply maintenance routine, and offers a wide range of styles and colors. You can even opt for tiles that give a compelling wood- or stone look if you’re so inclined. Discover more about the other major benefits of tile flooring here.

engineered hardwood in Jupiter, Florida

  • Engineered Hardwood:
  • While most people consider hardwood desirable, it actually might not be the best option for those who live in the state of Florida. Needless to say, our tropical region experiences intense humidity, and as a result, hardwood floors are more likely to harbor mold and face rapid structural weakening due to frequent expansion and shrinkage from the heat
  • Engineered hardwood is a modern form of hardwood which is entirely composed of wood material but which has been intentionally designed to possess extra beneficial traits. Compared to regular hardwood, engineered hardwood has greater resistance to water damage and extreme temperature changes, as well as greater structural stability. You can find out about its other major benefits here.

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