In colder climates, many types of flooring will always give you cold feet. For cold climate homes or winter homes, you’ll want to choose flooring materials that will keep you and your guests cozy.
Here we list the best flooring types for your house that will be beneficial during the cold winter months. Consider these flooring types for your remodel.
This flooring type is the most obvious choice for cold homes. It’s also the cheapest.
As you know, carpet is like a warm, cozy blanket between your delicate tootsies and your unforgiving cold floors. It’s a no-brainer for cold homes.
However, there are some drawbacks you may not have considered. For one thing, carpets are the most difficult flooring type to clean when it comes to tracked-in snow and muddy messes.
For two, fluffy carpets + cold, dry weather = electric charges. In other words, carpeted flooring is notorious for causing wintertime static shock. This may be fun for your kids, but not so much for your grown-up party guests.
But carpet is cheap and versatile. You can choose any height, color or pattern to perfectly fit your interior design.
And if you’re home already has cold, hard floors, there’s absolutely no need to spend a ton on a full floor replacement. Save your money and get a ton of beautiful area rugs instead. This is arguably the best choice for homes that get very cold but only seasonally.
Now, this flooring choice is the opposite of carpet. That is, it’s the least obvious choice, and more expensive.
Because tile is an excellent conductor of heat (and therefore, cold), it can easily get as cold as the snow on your porch. But, for this same reason, you can optimize it for cold climate. Tile is the best choice as a covering for artificially heated floors.
And it’s much easier to clean than carpet, which makes it a lot more convenient for cold weather. All the snow and mud runoff from coats and boots can be easily mopped up or wiped away with a towel. And this moisture isn’t going to damage the floor, either.
3. Vinyl Plank Flooring
Now here’s a healthy compromise between the two options above. Vinyl plank flooring gives you the best benefits of almost every flooring type.
It looks like a hardwood floor, insulates almost as well as carpet, and is as water-resistant and easy to clean as tile. And it’s one of the cheapest flooring options available.
You may judge such an artificial type of flooring as tacky. But with all its benefits, vinyl plank flooring is definitely worth your consideration.
For those who want a more natural option, cork is a unique flooring choice with many of the benefits of vinyl. Cork is a natural insulator, yet it has anti-static properties that reduce your chances of static shock. And it is amazingly resistant to moisture, mold, mildew, microbes and even fire!
It’s also one of the more inexpensive types of flooring. And it’s natural beauty won’t earn any complaints, either.
5. Rubber Flooring
You probably don’t want rubber floors in your house, unless you have a workout room. But rubber flooring is an excellent way to insulate your garage.
Black rubber flooring will never get very cold or need to be cleaned often. But, best of all, your garage will stay warmer overall.
Extreme cold can cause extreme damage to vehicles and other precious items in your garage. The extra insulation of your rubber floor will protect your stored things.
Winterize Your Floors With These Types of Flooring
Which will you choose? Cold-proof your floors with these types of flooring now.
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