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Iowa Climate and Choosing a Floor

Iowa is part of America’s Heartland, and like most of the Midwest it offers moderate winters and the threat of extreme weather in the spring. Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms are the biggest threat throughout the state. Summers in Iowa are typically hot and humid, sometimes reaching 100 degrees. Because of the humidity, hardwood is a risky investment in many homes, because heat and humidity can cause the material to expand and contract. Natural tile and luxury vinyl tile are better choices because they won’t expand when humidity levels rise.

Architecture in Iowa

There are a variety of home styles throughout the state of Iowa. There is plenty of revival architecture including Classical Revival with natural stone throughout the interior and exterior. There are also Craftsman style homes with giant hanging roofs and hardwood interiors. Modern homes will include natural stone and bamboo floors (in temperature controlled rooms). Affordable, modern homes will install laminate floors as well as luxury vinyl tiles.

Flooring Contractors For Your Home

When searching for a contractor to install a new floor, be certain you are hiring someone who is licensed, insured and who can show you past work samples. Look at our contact lists to find a reputable flooring contractor in your area. If you don’t see a listing for your area please let us know. It is our goal to find a flooring contractor you can trust. Please let us know how we can help you find a flooring contractor today.