shutterstock_150703388Here in Waukesha, Wisconsin, we’re all familiar with just how cold our winters tend to be. Come wintertime, residents throughout the Brookfield and Milwaukee can be found readying their homes for the drop in temperature, weather that means sealing off windows or stocking up on firewood. What some homeowners don’t realize is that the flooring that you choose for your home can have a major effect on stabilizing temperatures during the cold months. Since we live in a part of the country known for having difficult winters, Floor Coverings International of Waukesha has put together a list of the best flooring options for dealing with cold temperatures. Read on to find out how your floor can help keep your home warmer during the winter.

Carpet is Always a Great Choice

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that carpet flooring is a great option when it comes to keeping your home feeling warmer during the winter. Whereas a flooring option such as tile is sure to leave your home feeling cold and open, carpet flooring gives every room the feeling of cozy comfort. Carpet flooring is not only great at creating a cozy interior, it’s also a great option for the Waukesha area so to it’s ability to hold in heat. Not to pick on tile flooring, but it’s a great example of a flooring option that tends to gain and loose heat rapidly, whereas carpet tends to maintain temperature for longer periods of time.

Another Benefit To Cork Flooring

People have been raving about cork flooring for a while now, and it’s easy to understand why. Not only is cork flooring incredibly affordable, it also offers all of the great look homeowners typically associate with traditional hardwood flooring. One of the downsides to traditional hardwood flooring can be its inability to trap heat, which is why people in homes with hardwood floors hate having to get up in the middle of the night and walk to the bathroom in bare feet. If you want the luxurious look of hardwood flooring without the concerns for the cold, cork may be just what you’re looking for.

Luxury Vinyl Tile

We’ve called out tile flooring as not being the most hospitable option when it comes to cold areas, but what if you’re attached to the look of tile for your hallway or living room? If you’re hoping for a flooring option that provides a bit more comfort during the winter without completely getting away from the aesthetic benefits of tile flooring, Luxury Vinyl Tile can give you both at a very reasonable price. Due to its manufacturing process, Luxury Vinyl Tile has added benefits that traditional tile doesn’t.

At Floor Coverings International of Waukesha, we’re full of information about all kinds of flooring options, as well as styling tips for your home. Contact us today for your free in-home estimate!

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