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Mar 13

How your climate can affect your flooring

There are many options for flooring, and each climate is different. It is not surprising that certain flooring materials work better in some climates than others. How do you choose the right one for you and your climate? We'll walk you through a few options and tell you all about the pros and cons.


Tile is an excellent flooring choice for all climates, regardless of whether it's ceramic, stone, or porcelain. It is long-lasting and extremely durable. You can easily clean it up so that it looks shiny and new again. It is water-resistant and cool to the touch, making it ideal for humid or warmer climates. In colder climates, however, you may prefer something warmer underfoot. A non-weather-related note: Tiles that are in high-earthquake areas may crack and need to replace.

Luxury Vinyl

Luxury vinyl comes in sheets, tiles, and planks. It is designed to look like wood and stone. It is strong, durable, and easy to clean. However, it feels a bit warmer than tile. Luxury vinyl is a great choice if radiant heat is a concern.


Carpet can be used in any climate. Carpet is great for colder climates because of its warm fibers that help insulate your house. It acts as a blanket for your feet. If you live in damp areas, the fibers can trap moisture and cause mold and mildew problems. Carpets require more care in humid climates than other materials.


Hardwood floors might not suit you if you live in extreme conditions. They could crack if they are too dry. They could crack if they are too dry. However, if they are too humid they can swell up and buckle. Hardwood is considered the best flooring for all climates. The good news? Most of these problems can be solved with high-quality sealants. When choosing hardwood flooring for your home, consult a professional as some species or finishes may be more suitable depending on the climate.


Laminate flooring has advanced a lot and can be almost as beautiful as real hardwood. Laminate flooring styles are a great alternative to hardwood, as they require less maintenance and cost less. Laminate floors are warmer than vinyl floors because they have insulation. You can add insulation to the installation. Be careful if you live near water: Planks can expand and warp if water gets in between the laminate and the wall. They will need to be replaced once this happens.

Your local flooring expert is the best person to consult if you're still uncertain about the right type of flooring material for your home. San Diego Flooring is locally owned, operated, and managed. This means that you can be sure that the flooring experts know which San Diego floors are best for your home.


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