WHICH FLOORING OPTION IS WARMEST UNDERFOOT?
If walking on a cold floor in your home does not appeal to you, below is some information to help identify which flooring is warmest underfoot and most suitable for a warmer and cosier option for your home.
Laminate, hybrid, and vinyl flooring options are all neutral in terms of heat, meaning they are not necessarily warm or cool underfoot. The warm and cosy factor comes down to what is in the room and underneath the flooring. When it comes to these three flooring options the warmth underfoot will depend on the type of subfloor it is installed over, the thickness of the flooring itself and the type of underlay that is being used. Although these three types of flooring will perform fairly similarly in terms of warmth, if warm and cosy feet are a priority for you then hybrid is at the top of the list.
Hybrid flooring has numerous benefits if you are looking for a floor that offers good insulation properties and has potential to feel warm underfoot. Hybrid flooring performs well in any climate with minimal expansion whether it is cold or extremely hot. Hybrid floors can also work with underfloor heating.
Timber flooring is an excellent heat conductor and helps heat travel through your home faster. This can help decrease energy costs and keep you feeling cosy on cooler nights. Timber flooring also works well with underfloor heating.
Carpet flooring is inherently warm to touch and does not pull heat from the body. Carpet has been a popular choice for bedrooms, living rooms and family rooms for decades thanks to its plush, cosy feel. So if feeling cosy is your number one priority, carpet (and carpet tiles) reigns supreme for the warmest flooring option for your home.