May 18, 2020 2 min read

At E Hardwoods & Flooring, we know that no one type of flooring is inherently better than the other. While there can be a type of disparity in quality between brands, which is why we only stock high-end ones, certain types of flooring are simply better suited for certain climates and lifestyles than others, and there’s comparatively little that brand can do about that. Purchasing a flooring type—be it waterproof flooring, solid hardwood flooring, or engineered hardwood flooring—that best fits your home or business’s climate, and conduct is key to your satisfaction.


One factor that can affect how well your flooring holds up over time is the humidity. Though we usually only hear about this concept in terms of the weather, it’s relevant to flooring, as well. For example, certain flooring types don’t tolerate fluctuating humidity levels and can warp or bend over time, which results in an ugly appearance. In order for you to get the best bang for your buck, you must assess your building’s humidity tendencies before choosing a flooring type.


While we can’t help with measuring your humidity levels (we’re an online flooring retailer, after all!), we definitely can recommend flooring types that can stand up to humidity. You’ll find our top contenders below.

Strong Against Humidity and Strong Against Water often go Hand in Hand

A key idea to keep in mind as you peruse flooring types is that floors that are resistant to water damage are also often resistant to the effects of fluctuating humidity. After all, high humidity is essentially a high water content in the air and vice versa. This is why, when it comes to homes and businesses with capricious humidity levels, we recommend:


  • Waterproof flooring |Made of completely synthetic materials, luxury vinyl flooring is all but impervious to water damage. It’s a great fit for buildings who don’t know their humidity trends and is by far our top recommendation for buildings with humidity issues.
  • Engineered hardwood flooring | If you must have the feel of real wood beneath your feet in a building with fluctuating humidity, engineered hardwood is a safe bet. Its partial wood composite composition means that it tends toward the forgiving side in this respect.
  • Laminate flooring |Like engineered hardwood flooring, laminate has a partial wood composite composition, which makes it rather flexible in the face of various humidity levels.

In Need of Flooring Advice? E Hardwoods & Flooring is Here to Help

We’re an online flooring distributor with know-how about all sorts of flooring types. We’d love to help you out! Check out our online stock here or contact us with further questions.