rustic-living-room-carpet Floor Coverings International MadisonWith the cooler months ahead, it’s a great time to make sure your home is a warm and cozy oasis from the cold. Here at Floor Coverings International, we have some tips to help you choose flooring that will be warm underfoot! Here are some of the most popular warm flooring materials to consider.


The frontrunner in the warm flooring race has to go to carpet.  This plush option insulates your home and offers a soft surface to curl up on.  Carpeting is a great option for your living room, hallways, and bedrooms.  Be sure to install ample carpet padding to ensure your carpet provides enough cushion for comfort. However, carpet isn’t a suitable option for every room in your home. Read on to learn about more warm flooring options available for your home!

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is an excellent warm flooring option.  Vinyl flooring is available in planks that are made to resemble hardwood or tiles which mimic the look of ceramic, porcelain, or natural stone. Luxury vinyl offers incredible durability, water resistance, and it’s simple to care for and keep clean.  This makes it an ideal flooring material for kitchens and bathrooms. The textured top layer of vinyl will also provide extra traction and added safety.

Area Rugs

If you already have hardwood flooring or laminate flooring and aren’t looking to change up the flooring in your home completely to accommodate the cold, then consider adding some seasonal area rugs. Placing an area rug in your hallways, bedrooms and living room will help to add a cozy texture to your flooring design. This will help your floors to feel warmer underfoot.

Cork Flooring

Often homeowners are surprised to learn that cork is a flooring option at all. Cork is an eco-friendly flooring option that provides a springy surface, perfect for a kitchen where you spend a lot of time on your feet!  If cork is sealed properly, it will be stain and moisture resistant and offer great durability for your home!

Radiant Heating with Stone or Tile

Maybe you’re really in love with a tile or natural stone flooring option and you want to add it to your kitchen or bathroom.  Fear not, your toes aren’t doomed to be cold in the winter months if that is the case.  Radiant heating is the perfect solution to your cold tile problem!  Radiant heating is installed under your flooring to work like a warming plate for your tile or natural stone.  Radiant heating will increase the cost of your new floors, but the investment will add value to your home and it will ensure your floors are warm year round!

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Interested in one of these flooring materials? Get in touch with your local Floor Coverings International to explore our collection of warm flooring materials.

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