Washington D.C. is not unlike many of the states that surround it. The capital of the US sees four distinct seasons with cold winters. However, the area gets very little snow. The lack of annual precipitation throughout the year means many residents have a lot of flexibility when choosing floors. Bamboo, travertine, cork and carpet – all of these products make durable flooring choices well suited for the mild climate of our nation’s capital. However, if installing materials that will expand and buckle in temperature changes (wood, bamboo, laminate) it is recommended that you only do so in a temperature controlled room.
D.C. is primarily an urban area, with very little rural, cottage housing. DC is home to some of the most famous historical landmarks and oldest buildings in the country such as the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Treasury Building and the Mount Vernon Estate. Beyond that it has some notable residential architecture (and we don’t just mean the White House). There are a lot of luxury houses throughout the capital with an abundance of marble and other natural stone, as well as a sleek and modern feel. On the other hand, there are also unique multi-family homes throughout D.C. that utilize hardwood and well as more affordable materials like laminate and vinyl tile.
There are plenty of qualified flooring contractors in D.C. and you can find many of them listed in our service contact list directories. Let us know if you don’t see a contractor that can help you. We work with plenty of flooring, kitchen and bathroom renovators that we would be happy to recommend. We always recommend you ask for references and work samples before letting anyone work on your home. If you need help choosing a flooring professional in Washington D. C. be sure to let us know.