Like most of the southeastern US, Mississippi offers extremely warm summers with short and moderate winters. Throughout the state the average summer temperature is roughly 95 degrees with high humidity. This means that homeowners must either control the temperature in their homes considerably or avoid certain types of flooring, such as hardwood and bamboo. Because hardwood expands and contracts in areas of high humidity and extreme temperatures, if a home is not temperature controlled, the hardwood floors could buckle and expand.
There is a lot of French Colonial architecture in Mississippi, especially where larger estates are found. These types of homes offer large rooms and expansive porches with a lot of hardwood. A lot of restored buildings are also built in an eclectic style that’s known as Beaux Arts. There are a variety of residential homes including the popular Shotgun house, which is a modest, single family home with hardwood and laminate or vinyl tile. On the other hand, there are also a variety of larger estates that have natural stone like marble and terrazzo along the exterior as well as in bathrooms and kitchens.
Finding a flooring contractor should be easy, but there is a lot of research involved. Browse our service contact lists to see a complete list of flooring professionals in your area. If you don’t see anyone listed in your city, please let us know so we can help you find a flooring expert near you. Before hiring anyone to do work inside your home you should always ask for references and work samples. If you need helping finding a kitchen or bathroom renovator we can also help you find someone that is reputable and experienced.