Flooring to Keep You Warm This Winter
As winter approaches and temperatures drop, it’s time to start thinking about how to keep your home feeling cozy. One of the best ways is to invest in new flooring that will not only give your indoor space an aesthetic revamp but also help keep you warm throughout the winter season. While there are a few different options available, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites so that you can find the perfect choice for making sure your toes stay nice and toasty all season long.
Whether you prefer hardwood, laminate, tile or carpeting, giving extra thought to your floor covering is an essential part of making sure your space can withstand the cold weather months. Read on for our top tips on choosing the right flooring to keep you warm this winter!
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. Luxury vinyl planks (LVP) and luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) are great options for installation over top of these systems. Not only will you remain extra toasty throughout even the coldest months, but with LVP/LVT’s unparalleled water resistance, and durability, along with its affordability – this is a worry free home upgrade sure to heat hearts as well.
Cozy Wall to Wall Carpet
Wall to wall carpet is an excellent choice for keeping your home cozy and warm during winter months. It adds a layer of insulation that helps prevent indoor temperatures from dropping too low, along with its own natural warmth. When it comes to carpet, you don’t have to worry about sacrificing design for practicality either — today’s carpet industry features plenty of attractive options like beautiful colors or unique textures. You’ll also get added peace of mind from the fact that there are many carpet types out on the market that offer great stain protection, perfect for homes with pets or children.
Warm Up Stone Floors with Radiant Heat
If you live in the Carolinas where summer gets sweltering, stone floors will keep you cool no matter what. However, it can be very cold to walk across in the winter months. Don’t despair, though. You can pair it with a radiant heating system. Stone’s excellent conductivity brings the perfect amount of warmth to your home with a radiant heating system. Unlike insulating floors like 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.
Warm Flooring for Winter Months
Winter is here and now is the time to start thinking about how you can make your home more comfortable for the colder months. Replacing your old flooring with new, cozy options is a great way to achieve this. Not only will it give your home an updated look, but it will also help keep you warm throughout the winter season. Interested in learning more? Schedule an in-home estimate today and see what new flooring options are available to you.
About Flowers Flooring
Flowers Flooring is your family flooring specialist with two locations – Cornelius, NC, and Winston-Salem, NC. Both locations service a 100-mile radius from the showroom. Both locations specialize in flooring sales and installation, including carpet, laminate, hardwood, sand & finish, hardwood restoration, vinyl plank, vinyl tile, rubber flooring, tile floors, tile showers, tile backsplash, area rugs, interior painting, and more. To reach the Cornelius, NC location please call (704) 445-7750 and to reach our Winston-Salem location, please call (336) 660-0977. Please be sure to inquire about our current promotion and financing offers.