There is nothing more jarring than stepping on an ice cold floor. The harsh winter can take its toll on many aspects of our homes, including our floors.
We bring in sand, salt and dirt into our homes, and even the changing of temperature can damage our floors. If you are looking for the best insulated flooring, here are our top choices for winter flooring.
Vinyl Plank and Tile Flooring
Vinyl planks and tiles for floors are great options for insulated floors and warm wood flooring. You can add great underlay for insulation or choose your flooring with the padding already attached.
These floors are extremely durable and won’t stain, break, or fade. They will also remain warm in the cold winter weather. Vinyl is available in any colour or style you like, so you can get the floors you want at a fraction of the cost.
Laminate floors are also available with attached padding and offer several advantages. It can withstand harsh temperatures throughout the year and will last for many years.
It comes in any style or design that you want, so it’s ideal for every room in the house. It’s affordable and easy to have installed. It won’t stain or get scratched so it will look great for many years.
One of the best flooring for extreme temperatures is engineered hardwood. It doesn’t have the same reaction to extreme cold, heat, or humidity as other flooring options like hardwood.
Engineered hardwood is made from layers of wood bonded together so they are not affected by shrinking and expanding like other types of hardwood. It looks fantastic and is an extremely durable material.
If you are looking for great insulated floors for a basement or garage, or you need them for a concrete floor in a commercial space, rubber floors are an excellent choice.
Not only do they make the floor much warmer, but they are much easier to stand on for long periods of time. They help to insulate the room, are soundproof, waterproof and very affordable.
Tips for Extra Warm Floors
To help with warm floors, you can also add these tips to go with whatever type of flooring you choose.
Add a few throw rugs. These can go beside your bed, in the bathroom, in the kitchen, or under the table or your desk. These not only help to keep you warm, but they can also be visually stunning.
Add insulation. If you are getting new floors for your home, be sure to ask about insulation underneath. They add heat and they also help bear the weight of furniture and appliances.
Install radiant heating underneath your floors. For those of us who live in harsh winters, you will wonder why you waited so long.
Whatever your flooring needs, the professionals at Zelta Floor and Design are here to help. Call us today to find out more about your cold floors or any alternatives to better flooring.