Summer is here and it is time to find ways to keep your home cooler. A cooler home means you won’t spend all your hard earn money on cooling your home. It is expected that Summer 2014 will be a hot one and this is a good time to get your home prepared.
A great way you can help your home stay cool this summer is to hire a professional floor contractor install flooring known for keeping rooms cool. There is nothing more uncomfortable than sitting in a hot and stuffy room. What is the best flooring for keeping a home cool in the Summer?
If you want to keep your home cool, do not have tile flooring installed. When tiles receive direct sunlight in rooms such as the living room or kitchen, the tiles will actually keep the rooms in your home extra warm because heat will release from the flooring. Rooms with tile floors should have heavy curtains on the windows to block out sunlight, while keeping airflow going.
If you have tile in a room that receives in direct sunlight, the tile will make the room feel cooler, no matter if you use vinyl flooring or ceramic tiles.
Having carpet installed for any room during the summer is a no, no. Carpet retains heat longer than any other type of flooring. If you can’t see yourself without carpeting, go for lighter color carpets. The light color carpets can reflect heat better than dark carpets such as brown or maroon carpeting. Remember, dark colors absorb heat and radiate heat much longer than light colors.
Carpet is best for rooms without direct sunlight as the sun will fade the carpet and make already warm rooms uncomfortably warm.
If you want a flooring that stays cool in the summer and warm during Spring, Fall and Winter, bamboo flooring is an excellent choice. It is eco-friendly flooring that looks great in any room.
To identify the best summer flooring for your home, pay a visit to Jim Boyd’s Flooring America’s showroom.
Jim Boyd’s Flooring America is here to provide you practical carpeting and other great flooring options. We want to assist you in creating the home of your dreams. Yes, eco-friendly flooring and carpeting is available.
Here at Jim Boyd’s Flooring America we only off quality carpet. If you want to get your money worth on carpeting, see what we have to offer.