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What's the best type of flooring for D.C. homes?

Thumbtack Editors

Washington, D.C., has become more humid over the years. For this reason, engineered hardwood can be a better choice than solid wood, as it is more resistant to buckling, warping and bubbling when faced with high levels of humidity. But genuine hardwood can still be a good choice -- as long as it’s well-maintained and your home is climate-controlled.

The best outdoor patio flooring types include porcelain tile, vinyl, brick, stone, pavers and composite — anything that can withstand water, heat and freeze-and-thaw cycles.

For more advice on choosing the right flooring to install in your home, talk to the best flooring installation pros near you.

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