With winter suddenly upon us, it’s the perfect time to consider how best to keep your home cosy, warm and comfortable.
Given that 15% of heat is lost through the floor, it quickly becomes clear how important your flooring choices can be. We spoke to flooring experts, United Carpets & Beds, to discover their top tips on how flooring can keep your kitchen cosy this winter. Here’s what they had to say…
Warmth – tiles look beautiful but they can be very cold underfoot. This is where vinyl can work nicely instead. Soft vinyl and luxury vinyl tiles keep heat in effectively and are available in numerous finishes, such as wood, tiles and stone effects, and at a variety of price points.
Underfloor heating – heat circulating underfoot is an absolute joy!
Rugs – while carpet is not a good idea for kitchens, rugs are ideal for adding warmth. Think large, non-slip, rugs under your table and chairs – no chilly feet as you eat, drink and sit around chatting.
Waterproofing – wooden floors look beautiful and do not feel like blocks of ice when you walk on them, however, they can be difficult to fully waterproof, which is, of course, a problem in the kitchen where spillages and moisture are the norm. For this very reason, we do not advice laminate in kitchens either!
Colour – while not strictly a warmth tip, the use of pops of colour and toasty neutrals can give the illusion of added heat which is good enough for us! Golds, greys, oranges, pinks, purples, beiges and browns, the list of options is almost endless…United Carpets & Beds | unitedcarpetsandbeds.com