Laminate flooring is becoming more and more popular. Not only is it extremely durable, but also incredibly easy to clean and maintain. In addition, it is much more affordable than other flooring options, which means you don’t sacrifice quality for affordability. Laminate is also easy to install, and perfect for households with children who are more likely to cause spills and stains. That said, one thing that concerns homeowners is that laminate is a temperature absorbent material. While that may not be a problem in the summer months, winter in Minnesota is a different story. Follow these tips on how to keep laminate flooring warm in cold weather to keep your floors (and your feet!) warm this winter.
How To Keep Laminate Flooring Warm In Cold Weather
Lay rugs down on your laminate flooring in order to prevent heat loss from the material. Rugs are the simplest solution because they are inexpensive, and can even enhance the quality of your interior design. Shaggy, or sheepskin rugs are great for bathrooms, kitchens, and even bedrooms. Furthermore, there are plenty of hall-runner rugs that can be placed in your hallways and floor landings. In addition, most rugs can be machine-washed, making it even easier to maintain and protect your home’s air quality.
Under Floor Heating
Under floor heating keeps your tile or laminate flooring warm all winter long. It is set to a timer like your regular heating system, so you can adjust it whenever you need. That said, under floor heating is expensive to install. In addition to the installation cost, your heating bill will also go up during the winter months. Therefore it is important that you assess your finances before making a final decision.
In addition to using your home heating system, placing an electric, small-room heater in rooms with laminate flooring helps maintain a warmer temperature. Wearing socks and slippers to combat cold floors is another effective, though temporary solution to cold laminate flooring.