Instead of cranking up the heat or pulling out an extra blanket to stay warm this winter, why not consider upgrading your existing flooring as a way to stay toasty during the cooler months? The flooring experts at Flowers Flooring located in Cornelius, NC provide tips on flooring materials that make the cold winters in Charlotte, and even the hot summers more bearable thanks to their insulating abilities. This blog will discuss weather-friendly floors and how they can help you stay more comfortable in your Charlotte area home year-round.
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Luxury vinyl flooring, which includes both luxury vinyl plank (LVP) and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) comes in wood-look planks and stone-look tiles that can be glued down or installed on a floating floor. Luxury vinyl flooring is very versatile and combines the best of both worlds when it comes to staying comfortable year-round. Flowers Flooring recommends using Leggett & Platt underlayment beneath the flooring to create an insulating floor that keeps your home comfortable in both winter and summer. Whisper Step underlayment features unmatched, high-density support under LVP and LVT. It provides a significant reduction in impact noise and can be used over most substrates.
To stay extra warm this winter, consider a radiant heating system that is installed under the flooring. There are many LVP and LVT styles that can installed over radiant heat. This will keep your toes warm all winter long. Some additional benefits of luxury vinyl flooring include its durability, water resistance, and its affordability.
Stone Tile with Radiant Heat
Stone is a very conductive material, which means that heat travels through it very efficiently. While stone is a great choice for keeping cool in the Charlotte summer, it can be very cold to walk across in the winter months. However, stone’s conductivity makes it the perfect material to pair with a radiant heating system. Flowers Flooring can install a radiant heating system beneath your stone tile floor to warm your floors and your feet in the winter months. Unlike insulating floors like cork or carpet, the stone will let heat directly from the radiant system escape into the room, amplifying the warmth you feel underfoot. When spring rolls around again, you simply turn off the radiant heat and benefit from the tile’s cool touch to stay comfortable and cool during the summer months.
Staying comfortable year-round is easy when you have the right flooring. Contact Flowers Flooring today to schedule your free in-home design consultation. Our estimator will help you select the perfect flooring for your Charlotte area home. Flowers Flooring proudly serves the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Concord, Kannapolis, Denver, Davidson, Huntersville, Ballantyne, Rock Hill and more.