Ohio is like many northern Midwest states in that it endures a mild summer coupled with a moderate to extreme winter. A portion of Ohio is located in what is known as the Snowbelt where heavy, lake-effect snow is common. In fact, some areas of Ohio see as much as 75 inches of snowfall annually. Because of the abundance of snow, it is necessary to invest in a floor product that can withstand a lot of wear and tear. Snow brings in wet and muddy boots that can track moisture and debris all over the place, and a flooring product like hardwood or natural stone can easily handle that type of traffic while also being easy to clean. In living spaces of homes, like entertainment rooms and playrooms carpet is a good option because it will stay warm underfoot during cold winter seasons.
There remains a lot of historical architecture throughout Ohio, including Greek and Gothic Revival homes of the 19th century. These are typically expansive homes with an abundance of natural stone like marble and granite throughout. There are also plenty of Craftsman homes throughout Ohio that focus on natural materials (hardwood in particular) and exposed rafters. Each of these two extremes focuses on quality materials that have (and will) stand the test of time.
If you are in the market for a professional flooring contractor be sure to start with our service contact lists, where you will find dozens of flooring contractors near you. If you don’t see your area listed, please let us know so that we may help you find a floorer in your city. No matter where you find your floorer it is necessary to ask for work samples and references to be sure you are hiring someone with experience and solid work history. Trusting your hired contractor to perform a job correctly is the only way to have quality work done on your home.