Maryland summers are notorious for being hot and humid, sending everyone scrambling for air-conditioned offices and shopping malls, and shocking homeowners with high utility bills. You don’t have to stay at the pool until sunset or lie in front of a fan to beat the heat if you consider making some changes in your home, starting from the bottom with your flooring. Cut the carpet in favor of one of these stylish and cost-effective options through Jim Boyd’s Flooring America.
Think About Tile
You probably already have tile somewhere in your house, but have you considered taking it out of the bathroom and into the bedroom? Tile is incredibly easy to clean, holds a cool temperature even in the August heat, and can be customized to match your home’s personality and style. Two of the most popular tile options are also two of the most beautiful flooring options on the market, marble and ceramic. Marble offers you the chance to keep cool and experience the timeless elegance of flooring used throughout history. Ceramic flooring comes in every style, color, and design imaginable. It’s a great option for both outdoor and indoor use, as it’s water-resistant and durable over years of use.
Concrete flooring provides the best of both worlds, as it stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Even better, it is highly recommended by eco-conscious contractors due to its environmentally friendly nature. Just like tile, concrete can be used to match your home’s aesthetic through staining, polishing, texturing, and even more concrete effects. While concrete may not be your bedroom flooring of choice, it is worth considering for your bathrooms, kitchen, or entryway. Don’t be afraid to get creative and add colored glass or geometric pieces into the concrete to make unique and luxurious flooring.
Look at Laminate
Laminate flooring is a popular choice in homes, partially due to its durability and flexibility. Laminate blends in with many home décor styles and does an excellent job of keeping your feet cool in the summer. Unlike other types of flooring, laminate is both easy to install and cost-effective. Laminate can be bought in many different styles through Jim Boyd’s Flooring America for the right price and with the right installation guidance. Laminate flooring is perfect for homeowners seeking a summer-friendly flooring change that has the look of hardwood without the cost.
Keep Cool with Jim Boyd’s Flooring America
Which flooring will you choose to help you stay cool and comfortable this summer? Jim Boyd’s Flooring America is happy to provide our customers with all of the flooring options mentioned above. We have the knowledge and experience to assess your needs and help you choose the right floors for your family’s home. Make an appointment today or give us a call at 410-667-0620 so we can keep your house comfortable this summer. To follow us online, don’t forget to check out our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Houzz, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Google+.