Hot and humid is the name of the game in Tennessee. Winters are typically mild with little to no snowfall and summers are extremely humid and hot. Because of the hot and humid weather, hardwood should only be installed in temperature-controlled rooms so they won’t buckle or warp. Materials that won’t buckle in hot temperatures include natural stone like slate and travertine. If you do install hardwood or bamboo, many flooring experts will recommend you allow the floor planks to expand in their new environment before you install them.
Like many areas in the US, there are a variety of home styles in Tennessee. One story, brick ranch houses are popular in many suburbs in Tennessee, and these have an abundance of hardwood flooring as well as carpet in comfortable living spaces. In metro areas like Nashville there are condominiums that have hardwood in living spaces and stone tile in kitchens and bathrooms. There are also modern skyscrapers like the famous AT&T Building in Nashville, Tennessee with severe angles and a lot of glass.
When you are in the market for a flooring contractor it is important to make sure they are licensed and can furnish references. Our service contact lists are complete directories of flooring contractors in many areas of Tennessee. If you don’t see your city listed be sure to let us know so we can help you find a reputable floorer near you. We are also happy to help you find a bathroom and kitchen renovator that can update other areas of your home.