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Lake Effect Snow Can Affect Floors in Michigan

The state of Michigan is bordered by four of the Great Lakes, which provide residents with hot summers and cold winters. However, the northern part of the state sees extremely cold and severe winters. Michigan is prone to lake-effect snow, which can be heavy at times as well as very cold temperatures that often reach below zero degrees. Because of the heavy snow and cold winters, many homeowners choose practical flooring options that will stand up to a lot of moisture while being comfortable underfoot. Hardwood is a good option, as long as it is installed in a temperature controlled environment that will not get too hot or too cold. Many homeowners also choose carpet for their homes because it is easy to clean as well as warm underfoot during long winter months. Be sure to choose a flooring material that is easy to clean because snowy boots can track in quite a mess. If not installing carpets, choose stylish area rugs at entryways to trap excess moisture from snowy boots.

Architectural Styles in Michigan

Michigan’s capital, Detroit, has a variety of architectural styles that are unique. There are several art deco buildings across the Detroit skylines as well as post-modern buildings such as the One Detroit Center, the tallest office building in the entire state. These buildings will exhibit marble and granite throughout because it is easy to clean and maintain, and will also last a lifetime. In less populated areas of Michigan there are a variety of home styles including one-story ranches and country cottages. These homes will typically have hardwood floors throughout, while more modern apartment complexes will utilize more affordable and easy to care for options such as laminate flooring.

Michigan Floorers

Our service contact lists provide a thorough directory of flooring professionals in your area. If you don’t see your city listed, please let us know so we can help you find a contractor you can trust. Always request references and past work samples before hiring a floorer. If you need a kitchen and/or bathroom contractor we can also recommend full home contractors near you.