With the heat wave in full force across the nation, some homeowners are opting to install thermal protection tiles or garage floor coating on their flooring.
According to a survey from real estate firm Homebase, the average American household spent $14,000 on flooring last year, but many don’t even consider it worth the cost.
The average American homeowner spends $14.03 on heating and cooling per year, according to a study by consulting firm Trulia.
“In many cases, it’s not even a priority for many homeowners to even consider a flooring upgrade,” Trulia Senior Vice President Dan Tannenbaum said.
“It’s not because they’re not saving money, it doesn’t matter to them, it just doesn’t seem like the best use of their money.”
If you’re planning to vacate your home, here are some important things to consider before you make the decision to buy thermal flooring or garage floors.1.
Are you aware of any health concerns associated with the chemicals that you’re using to treat your home?
Most thermal floorings are made from petroleum-based waxes, which can cause allergic reactions in people with asthma, eczema, hay fever, and other allergies.
Do you have access to reliable air conditioning, or if so, where can you get it?
Are there any local or regional recycling programs?
What are the environmental benefits of your installation?
Do the tiles you’re choosing provide any benefits in terms of energy efficiency, water retention, and longevity?