There’s no denying that Canadian winters can be brutally cold. For many homeowners, this means turning their homes into cozy, warm retreats from the windy, frigid and snowy conditions.
If you’re particularly sensitive to the cold, or are looking for some ways to warm up the flooring in your home, consider some of these recommendations.
When people think of warm floors, hardwood probably isn’t the first option that comes to mind. Not only is hardwood flooring timeless, durable and beautiful, it can also make your home feel warmer. Solid wood floors are great at conducting heat, allowing it to travel through your home quicker. As a result, you could see lower heating bills and enjoy a warmer home throughout the day and into the night.
Perhaps the most obvious option for a warmer floor is carpet. Carpet adds softness and warmth not only in terms of aesthetic, but it’s soft and warm to the touch as well. Carpet will not absorb the heat from your body like other flooring materials might, although it doesn’t do much in terms of circulating heat like hardwood floors. Carpeting is one of the most popular choices when looking to achieve warmth and comfort.
If you love the look of tile flooring but have a room in your home where cold is a concern, then vinyl floors are a great alternative to ceramic or porcelain. Vinyl plank and vinyl tile will stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer, so your floors will always be an ideal temperature. Vinyl flooring comes in a wide range of styles so you can have the look you want without your floors feeling icy on your feet.
Area rugs are a great option for keeping your floors and your home warmer. Rugs provide a warm area for you to walk and stand on so your feet remain warm, and can be used in kitchens, bathrooms and even hallways to make a difference in temperature.
At Bigelow Flooring, we can help you find the perfect floor for your home, no matter your situation. Contact us today to talk to one of our flooring experts, or visit our showroom!