flooding There are many forms of weather than can cause damage to homes and businesses. From hail to tornadoes, Amarillo residents have seen it all. It now seems that the area has also been received a lot of rainfall during the last year, and this amount of water has done its own damage. From foundation to flooring, the amount of damage being reported is rising.

It was recently reported just how bad the rain has been in the Amarillo area.

“More than 30 inches of rain drenched a drought-stricken Amarillo last year. While it was much needed, others describe the rain differently...From Memorial Day weekend till the end of October, the city spent a whopping $1.65 Million on last year's rain. Money that went toward renting water pumps to drain flooded lakes, employees working overtime, and damage repairs.”

Source: <a href="http://www.newschannel10.com/story/31287410/wettest-year-in-amarillo-also-one-of-the-more-expensive">Wettest year in Amarillo also one of the more expensive</a> by Staff.
The expense of heavy rainfall can also move right into the home, especially if residents have certain types of flooring. For instance, some natural stone floors are not good at repelling water and may absorb some of the water. For this reason, we encourage those who have natural stone flooring to protect their floors if an abundance of water is likely to be on the surface of the floor.

For those who may be considering the installation of new natural stone flooring, we encourage you to visit with us at Gowdy Flooring in Amarillo to discuss the location of the flooring before buying. We can offer expert advice and information on the best types of natural stone flooring for various locations within the home or business. We can also offer advice as to which types of stone are best suited for wet (or dry) environments. And, we can offer professional answers concerning the proper installation of your new floor. Natural stone flooring is not the type of flooring that most DIY folks want to handle on their own.

Natural stone flooring is expensive and consumers do not want to make mistakes when purchasing their flooring. Our consultation is free, and we can answer the questions that Amarillo homeowners have when it comes to buying and installing natural stone flooring.

Before you select your new flooring, come and see us at Gowdy Flooring and let us help you make the best buying decision. We can also offer advice on the best installation techniques for your new flooring.