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Fuqua Insurance Agency

1836 Hermitage Blvd, Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 32308

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Carpet or Hard Flooring in Tallahassee?

If you’re about to replace your flooring, this is a great time to look at other types and see if you want to switch. For example, do you want to switch to laminate or hardwood if you have carpeting now? And if you have a hard floor, do you want to install carpet instead? Your choice is more than just aesthetic, however. The type of flooring you install needs to be something that will handle moisture in a way that’s easy for you to clean up and that does not lead to more damage. Fuqua Insurance Agency in Tallahassee, FL, has some tips to consider.

Stains, Mold, and Rot, Oh My!

Different flooring fares differently in various types of water damage situations. A luxury vinyl tile floor may do just fine if you spill some coffee on it, but it’s not going to do well if you have a hot water leak that floods the floor; the heat can make the adhesive on the tiles fail. The carpet doesn’t do well if you spill some coffee unless the carpet has a really good stain-resistant layer. But the carpet may actually fare OK if hot water floods it because you may be able to dry out the carpet and replace the padding, along with drying out the underlayer and wall.

You can go back and forth with several examples, and it can take some time to research the best sub-type of each flooring material. But if you can do that and then determine which type is going to be the easiest for you to care for and fix, then you can have flooring installed that will last a long time. Give Fuqua Insurance Agency in Tallahassee, FL, a call to discuss coverage to help you pay for repairs should the flooring suffer damage from a source you couldn’t control.

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