Temperatures in New Mexico have finally dropped. Depending on your type of flooring, the floors in your home may get pretty chilly in winter. Getting out of a comfortable toasty bed and stepping onto an ice-cold floor can be quite the shock. If your floors feel like ice during colder months, there is no need to worry! The experts at The Floor Store in Albuquerque are here to help you stay warm and cozy this winter.

  • Carpet: There are different flooring options that you can choose for your home to alleviate cold floors, the best option being carpet. Carpeting with more plush fibers provides more warmth than loop-style carpeting.
  • Laminate: While laminate traditionally doesn’t hold heat, pairing laminate with a well-padded underlayment will help it retain some warmth. It’s important to ensure the underlayment is not too thick so there is no interference with the floor’s locking system.
  • Hardwood: Hardwood flooring is a great flooring option, but it is not necessarily the warmest. Ensuring your windows and doors are well insulated will help with cold hardwood. Like laminate, an underlayment of cork or foam will help retain some warmth in laminate flooring.
  • Tile: Although easy to clean, tile can be the coldest flooring option. If your tile is stone cold during winter, installing a radiant heating system may be a good idea. This system is installed beneath the floors and is commonly found in bathrooms.

Whether you have laminate, hardwood, or tile, a good rug is a fun and simple way to warm up your floors and add character to your space. Rugs can also help protect flooring from wear and tear, especially in winter. Area rugs come in all different shapes and sizes and can be unique to fit every space. Rugs are perfect for those looking to warm up their floors on a budget!

At The Floor Store, we take flooring seriously. If you are tired of cold mornings and ready to upgrade your flooring, contact us or visit our Albuquerque showroom. Our team of experts will match you with the right flooring for your home in no time!