As we enter the colder months here in North York, finding ways to keep your home warm and to prevent damage from the weather is quite important. Have you thought what actions you could that would help improve your home’s overall warmth and integrity during the winter months? Check out these great ideas from the experts at Floor Coverings International North York.

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Use Area Rugs

Our floors can run cold during the fall and winter months, and especially so if you have flooring like ceramic and porcelain tile, slate, luxury vinyl tile, or travertine tiles. An easy solution to keeping your toes and home warm with these flooring types is to invest in a few quality area rugs. From long hallway runners to wide living room area rugs, additional carpet will improve the insulation and coziness of your home. We particularly love plush and frieze area rugs are they are especially soft underfoot.


Install Radiant Underfloor Heating

Another way to warm up your tile or stone floors is by installing radiant underfloor heating. The two most common radiant heating systems are hydronic (hot-water tubes) and electric (which consist of electric wires). Once installed underneath the floor, it generates thermal radiation that travels upward to heat the floors.

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Door Mats

While area rugs are smart for the living areas of the home, doormats are a common sense way to protect your entryways. In mudrooms and entrances, outdoor mats are smart for getting mud or moisture off your shoes, whereas indoor doormats are great as a second line of defense.

Use the Right Tools

Dry mops, vacuums, and microfiber sweepers are smart ways to clean your floors that also will keep your home and floor warmer. Using water to clean your floors can make your floors colder since it takes longer for the moisture to evaporate during the colder months. These methods are especially smart for hardwood floors, which can easily warp if exposed to excess water from mops.

Start Today!

Are you interested in learning more about these options for your home? The flooring experts at Floor Coverings International North York are here to help! Call us today for a complimentary consultation and visit from our mobile showroom. We proudly serve the North York, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, and Markham area.


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