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climate–friendly flooring types

In our Climate–Friendly Flooring section you'll find the pros and cons of the most common floor types in relation to humidity. Before purchasing new flooring for your home, it may be a good idea to first determine your region's humidity level. You may be surprised to know extremes in humidity can have a dramatic affect on certain floor types and result in damage that may be inconvenient and/or expensive to repair. Choose the floor best suited for your humidity level and help increase the longevity and performance of one of the largest surfaces in your home!

Below are links to common types of flooring and how they relate to climate and your environment. Also, at the bottom of the page is a map that shows how humidity can vary from region to region across the United States (September humidity is shown in this example).

Bamboo Flooring Carpet Flooring Concrete Flooring Cork Flooring Hardwood Flooring Laminate Flooring
Bamboo Carpet Concrete Cork Hardwood Laminate
Linoleum Flooring Stone Flooring Tile Flooring Vinyl Flooring    
Linoleum Stone Tile Vinyl    



Average Humidity Map of the United States