Looking to up your cozy game this winter to escape the cold outdoors? Flooring is a great place to start. On top of needing something durable to withstand the winter elements (snow, mud, rock salt, etc.) we also want something warm and cozy underfoot! This is why we are sharing our top cozy floors to get you through those chilly winter months.
It is fairly obvious why carpet is at the top of our list – it is the softest and most comfortable underfoot. If you are contemplating on installing new carpet, there is no better time than during the chilliest months of the year. Whether it is a bedroom, living room, games room, office or den, carpet will make your space feel even more inviting and cozy.
You may be surprised to see this one on our list because tile is usually considered cold and hard to the touch; however, you can change that by installing it overtop of radiant heating. Although it may sound like an expensive project, radiant heat is in fact very cost effective once installed. If you aren’t completely sold on tile with radiant heating, start with a small bathroom project to experience the perks and feel the warmth and then move to other areas of your home.
Although snow-proof flooring isn’t actually a real thing, waterproof flooring is and that is what we are referring to. Specifically laminate and luxury vinyl options, but it should be noted that we are starting to see waterproof engineered hardwood emerging in the market. With damp, snowy, rocky and salty shoes trekking through the house, durable flooring is a must. On top of being highly durable, laminate, luxury vinyl and hardwood are soft and warm underfoot (especially compared to tile or stone). Some can be installed with radiant heating as well for even more added warmth and coziness.