Cold weather is on the way and if you haven’t already, it’s almost time to turn on your furnace. One problem you may find with this dip in temperature is that no matter how warm your house is, your floors always seems to cold. Once comment we hear often is, “I love the look of tile but it is so cold in the winter, how can we make it warmer?” The good news is that cold feet in your home can be a thing of the past. There are great options for heating mats available.
Heating mats are versatile because they come in standard sizes but can also be customized for any room in your home. The heat can hit the areas of the flooring that you walk on so that there are no cold spots. Generally, heat mats are commonly used under tiles but they can also be put under vinyl plank and even approved engineered hardwoods.
The programmable features found in the newer heat mats are very attractive as your floor can now be programmed to warm up right before you wake up and shutoff right after you fall asleep. That way, your morning trip into the bathroom or kitchen can be more comfortable during the colder months. In addition, the programmable feature helps make your heat mat very energy efficient as your floors will not be heated when you are not home. Not to mention, some have wifi capability allowing temperature control without getting up.
The thing many people do not realize is that heat mats can to go in your tile shower! Yes, you heard that right.
The only issue you may find with heat mats is you’ll never want to leave your house!
You may want to watch this video by Warmly Yours to learn more.
Shawn Vanderwal, Nufloors Kamloops