So you live in a particularly humid state, or perhaps your home, due to the way it is built, has historically had problems with high humidity levels and mold. Though you’ve worked hard to solve this problem, perhaps you’re still nervous about upgrading or renovating your flooring. Maybe you’ve had to replace your old flooring due to humidity issues, and even though your air quality is much better now, you’re still concerned the very same thing could happen again.
Here at E Hardwoods, we understand your concern. Flooring is quite an expensive investment, after all. However, we also know that you need not be worried about humidity damage as far as your flooring goes, should you choose the right kind from us.
Below, we discuss in detail the best types of flooring for historically humid households.
Waterproof vinyl flooring is just as the name implies: completely waterproof. Its synthetic composition means that it’s impervious to cupping or warping due to changing humidity levels. It’s for this reason that waterproof flooring is, hands down, the ultimate choice for households that struggle with humidity.
Many people associate vinyl flooring with compromising on aesthetics for functionality, but this doesn’t have to be the case! Many luxury vinyl flooring brands from E Hardwoods are made to mimic the natural look of wood, stone, and other high-end flooring types, and they come in countless colors and styles. You can even buy this type of flooring in plank or tile formats, which lends an even more authentic look to your renovations. As a bonus, you can count that our luxury vinyl products will stand up to heavy foot traffic, and they’re a cinch to clean. Just wipe up spills right after they occur, and your luxury vinyl plank or tile will be left looking good as new.
If you simply must have the feel of real wood under your feet in your humid household, laminateis the way to go. Its partial particleboard composition means that it can take a fair deal of moisture content—but in this respect, it still pales in comparison to vinyl. Because the flooring is partially wood, humidity must be maintained between certain thresholds to ensure this flooring does not expand or contract.