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Or ‘How not to get cold feet in your own home!’

Now that the temperature is starting to drop outside and winter sets in, you might be thinking about changing the interior of your home. Not just to reflect the change in season but also to keep your home warmer and that costly central heating on a bit less.

Flooring is often an overlooked part of home renovation and (although we’re probably biased!) we think it’s actually one of the most important. When chosen correctly, the flooring in your home can improve a home’s energy efficiency and keep it a lot warmer. So what is the best flooring to keep the heat in this winter?

Wood flooring

Contrary to popular belief, wood flooring isn’t actually that good at keeping your home cool in Summer, but it is a fantastic choice in Winter! Wood is a natural heat retainer and will absorb any heat and slowly disperse it. Making wood flooring a good choice for people who have/ want underfloor heating. 

As the flooring industry has developed, there are now more colours, patinas and grains than ever. Meaning that there’s most likely a type of wood flooring that will suit your home decor. When laid with minimal gaps between planks, wood flooring can work really well as a warm flooring option.

Wool carpet

One of the main reasons fitted carpets gained in popularity through the 1950s and 60s was due to the fact that natural wool carpets keep rooms warmer. Wool carpet is a fantastic natural insulator and – unlike wood flooring – will feel warm underfoot. What’s more, when paired with a comfy underlay, wool carpet can be a luxuriously soft option. Its natural insulating properties help your home’s energy efficiency too. 

Wool is also environmentally sustainable and here at Wall Bros, we’ve got lots of different wool carpets from a variety of high quality manufacturers to choose from. Pop into our Worthing or Storrington shop to see all of our ranges and speak to our team of flooring experts who will be more than happy to help you.

Cushioned vinyl flooring

Unlike raw materials, such as stone which you’d find on traditional tiled floors, vinyl flooring is soft and even warm underfoot. It is made up of five separate layers that are bonded together to make it a warm flooring option while still being waterproof, stylish and easy to maintain. 

Its durability makes it a fantastic option for kitchens and bathrooms and you’re not short on style as vinyl flooring comes in a huge range of looks and patterns. Meaning that there’s almost definitely something to compliment your home.

If you’re looking for new flooring that’s going to keep you warm this winter, pop into our Worthing or Storrington showroom to see all of our ranges of flooring and speak to our flooring experts. They’re more than happy to help you find the perfect flooring for your home.