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What is the Best Floor to Keep Cool in the Summer?

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You may not realize it, but the type of flooring you have can affect how comfortable the temperature feels in your home. The summer heat is right around the corner—here’s a look at the best types of flooring to keep your home cool and your family cooler!

best floor to keep cool in the summer


Ceramic and porcelain tile are ideal for central areas of your home which do not get too much direct sunlight. Even though direct sun can slightly lower their cooling ability, they are usually cool to the touch no matter where they are laid. Tile is water-resistant, making it very easy to clean. Additionally, ceramic tile is available in many styles imitate expensive materials like marble and natural stone, giving you a more impressive look at a lower cost.


Natural stone is known for staying exceptionally cool to the touch, even in very warm temperatures. The material is nearly indestructible and its nonporous properties effectively prevent dust and dirt from collecting on its surface. Stone flooring is easy to clean and usually does not require refinishing or replacing. It is very versatile and can be laid outdoors as well as indoors.


Laminate is a great choice if you want a budget friendly and aesthetically pleasing type of flooring that will keep you cooler during the summer. Laminate can be purchased in many different colors and patterns, and some are designed to mimic higher quality surfaces like wood or stone. It does not absorb and hold heat like carpet does, and requires little effort to clean.


If you have a patio or space in your backyard where you spend a lot of time during the summer, installing pavers can help keep you cool while outdoors and allow you the luxury of lounging barefoot! Out of all the different types of pavers available, shell stone pavers or coral pavers are the coolest flooring choice for outdoor surfaces. Natural stone is embedded with coral and sea shells and has very high durability, and boasts strength against the elements as well.

Need more help picking the best flooring to keep you cool this Summer? The professionals at Genesis Flooring America are here to help! We have over 100 years combined experience in the trade and are proud to provide friendly and honest help with all your flooring needs. Contact us or come visit us at our Maryland flooring showroom in Eldersburg today!


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