When it comes to flooring, choosing the best one can be a daunting task. Not only do our feet touch it, but it can says something about your style and transforms the room you are in. Some flooring can be cold, others can warm up an area. Depending on where flooring is installed, it can make a drastic difference. We at Carolina Flooring love helping our clients find the best flooring for them, for the homeowner to business-owner of any sort.
In the Southeast, we have our own set of flooring issues which can be compounded in a business facility. What is the best commercial flooring for humid climates? Let us help you narrow down your choices!
- Carpet– When it comes to the best commercial flooring for humid climates, there isn’t much that can beat carpet. It comes in so many colors and styles that it can easily fit almost any aesthetic. It doesn’t warp or buckle when the humidity changes. However, one thing we all know about carpet is that it should not get wet. The fibers can attract mold and keep stains that can be unsightly. However, one often-forgotten factor for carpet care is humidity. If you can tell that there is some moisture in the air, use a fan or dehumidifier to dry everything up
- Vinyl– Vinyl is a great choice for businesses which are looking to keep costs low but still maintain some visual appeal. It is also a great choice for commercial flooring in humid climates because the product will not be affected by humidity at all. Now, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t come with its own share of tweaks to make it perfect. The one thing that sets vinyl apart from the rest is its adhesive. Be sure it’s a waterproof adhesive and you will be all set. Also, before you put vinyl flooring down, it needs to be acclimated to the climate of the room for at least 72 hours. This goes for the adhesive as well.
- Cork– Cork is a stylish and great alternative to many commercial flooring options. One of the reasons cork is such a great option is that it is anti-microbial as well as an insect repellent. It is also pretty comfy on the feet so if you have a business where there is a lot of traffic or walking, this could be a great choice! However, cork can be slightly affected by humidity so be sure to keep an eye out for any warped areas.
- Bamboo– You may have heard lately about a lot of homes using bamboo flooring. Bamboo can also be a great choice for commercial flooring for humid climates as it does well in median climates where the change isn’t too drastic. We all know that Charleston is humid all year round. Bamboo planks are a hard, sturdy flooring option that are also eco-friendly and very sustainable. Like vinyl, when you decide to install bamboo flooring, be sure all products and adhesives used are left in the room for 72 hours to acclimate to the room’s climate.
As you can see, there are many commercial flooring options for humid climates. We at Carolina Flooring have all of these options and more available for you to choose from. We also have a knowledgeable staff that will answer any question you might have about the products as well as the process. Contact us today and let us help you choose the best flooring for you.