Texas is the second largest state in the US, and because of its size it has a great deal of climate variation. Much of the state is influenced by the Gulf Coast, which provides warm climate and mild winters. The biggest concern for Texas residents is the heat. Hot weather can damage different flooring materials like hardwood and bamboo, because these materials tend to expand and contract in hot weather. If you are installing new floors in the hot Texas weather, be sure to only install hardwood in a temperature controlled setting, otherwise you could be dealing with a warped floor in just a few months. Otherwise, slate floors and other types of natural stone stay cool in the hot weather while maintaining their shape.
Texas architecture pulls a lot of its influence from Spain and Mexico. Specifically, in San Antonio there are a lot of restored basilicas, churches, shrines and other religious buildings that feature rounded doorframes and windows, terra cotta bricks and low ceilings. All of these elements are derived from Spanish and Mexican influence. Alternatively, there are a lot of contemporary buildings throughout the state, including some commissioned by architect legend, Frank Lloyd Wright. Beyond major cities, farm ranches are popular throughout the suburbs of Texas. These homes are typically two stories with tile in the kitchen and bathroom, as well as hardwood floors throughout living spaces. Carpet is rarely used in these hot areas because they do not absorb heat and tend to make rooms much warmer.
Our service contact lists are designed to help you find a Texas floorer. If you do not see your area listed be sure to let us know so that we can help you find a contractor who is licensed and experienced. We are also happy to help you find a kitchen or bathroom contractor that can assist in update other areas of your house.