The Best Flooring Options For Your Florida Home

Even if you’re tired of looking at your damaged, outdated, or just plain boring floors, you may be reluctant to undertake an extensive re-flooring project on your own. The prospect of tearing out your current floors, making necessary repairs, and then installing new flooring may seem messy and inconvenient.

Fortunately help is available, and companies like Abston Installations can handle both removal and installation of a wide variety of flooring types, minimizing the number of contractors you need to coordinate. But before you arrange to have new flooring installed, it’s important to do some preliminary research to make sure your new flooring will be as durable and long-lasting as possible. Read on to learn more about the best flooring options for homes in a humid subtropical climate like the Tampa Bay area.

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Ceramic or Porcelain Tile

This sleek, classic flooring material stands up to water exceptionally well, which is why tile is so often used in kitchens, restrooms, and other humid rooms. When water or condensation strikes ceramic tile, it beads up instead of soaking in, which means these floors will absorb next to no moisture, even on ultra-soggy days. And although porcelain tile can be cold to the feet when it’s chilly outside, the mild-to-hot temperatures of the Tampa Bay area mean that this floor will likely be pleasantly cool during the hottest months of summer.


Not all laminate flooring is created equal, and while some laminate types and brands advise that you shouldn’t even do so much as clean them with a moist mop, other types (including high-pressure laminate) are far more moisture-resistant. High-pressure laminate comes in a nearly endless range of colors, styles, and designs, allowing you to pick out an option to coordinate with just about any decor scheme without breaking the bank.

Engineered Hardwood

This type of hardwood flooring is made by compressing recycled bits of other hardwood floors together and securing them with glue, creating a stronger and more moisture-resistant product than traditional hardwood flooring. Engineered hardwood can be nearly indistinguishable from traditional hardwood but is generally less expensive and doesn’t require a dehumidifier or other humidity-reducing appliance.


Vinyl flooring may bring to mind the vision of a 1970s-era kitchen, but today’s vinyl floor panels can be just as long-lasting and modern-looking as far more expensive flooring types. Vinyl is perfect for Florida’s high temperatures and humid weather, as it’s available in stone, wood, or tile finishes yet doesn’t absorb moisture like some types of stone and hardwood flooring.

We’ll work with you to find the best flooring option for your home that beautiful, comfortable, and most importantly functional!

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Competitors vs. Abston Installations Tile Removal

There are many flooring companies available in the West, Southwest regions of Florida, all who offer a different approach to flooring removal and installation. When browsing the market for a flooring contractor, you may be overwhelmed by the options and be unsure of who to choose. With the recommendations of family and friends this choice can be narrowed down, but without knowing each company and what they offer, how can you choose confidently?

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Abston Installations

Abston Installations offers start-to-finish contracting for all flooring removal projects. This means rather than hiring a flooring removal contractor, purchasing flooring from another contractor or store, and hiring a separate installation contractor, you can save time and money by hiring the right company to do it all. Each of our qualified flooring experts has the ability to handle every aspect of your flooring project with care and confidence. Hiring a contractor who can remove the current floor, prepare the surface for installation by leveling and flattening, and installing the new floor is highly valuable. We install all types of flooring including hardwood, laminate, carpet, and tile. Abston Installations does it all with 35 years of experience in the flooring industry and an A+ accreditation from the Better Business Bureau.

Our process is rather unique and we have developed it over several decades, along with continued education in our field. We have worked hard to come up with a process that works well, protects our workers and customers, and creates a flawless finish. Our dust-free tile removal process uses tools specially fitted with vacuum hoses to remove any dust that is instantly produced. This prevents the dust from spreading throughout the home, settling in the carpet, furniture, and linens, and protects against inhaling dangerous crystalline silica dust. Crystalline silica is a dangerous substance found in tile dust which if inhaled, can create tears in the esophagus and respiratory system. We avoid this at all costs.

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Dustram provides dust-free tile removal tools and offers contractors in several different states. With several contractors available in Florida, Abston Installations has often been called to a job site after Dustram had completed a removal to install a new floor. Hiring separate contractors for one project isn’t in your best interest, or your wallet’s. We have found in some cases, the projects that have hired a Dustram contractor to remove the floor have been unaware that Abston Installations offers flooring removal as well!

We would love to show you how our expert team can handle your entire flooring project with ease and efficiency. Visit our website to request a free estimate, browse our work, or watch a quick video of our dustless tile removal process. Our tools leave your home with clean air and less mess!