Winter weather is almost upon, and in terms of flooring, your best bet is to invest in materials that withstand the cold.
While many homeowners prefer engineered hardwood, there are many other options that can adjust to fluctuating temperatures and extreme cold.
So, what are some of the best winter flooring materials?
AA Floors & More outlines the most resilient options below. Let’s take a look.
The Most Suitable Winter Flooring Options for Your Home
Here is a quick look at some of the warmest winter flooring materials.
1. Engineered Hardwood
To effectively and efficiently keep your home warm in winter, consider engineered hardwood flooring installation.
Compared to solid wood, engineered hardwood tends to be more stable in the wake of temperature fluctuations. Because it is engineered with multiple layers of wood bonded together, it can withstand extremely cold climates. This does not mean it does not expand or contract at all when exposed to changing humidity. But while there may be slight expansions and contractions, it is nowhere close to solid hardwood under the same conditions. So, you won’t have to worry about cupping or buckling with engineered hardwood flooring installation.
If you are in the market for engineered hardwood flooring installation, there are numerous varieties in our inventory. For instance, if you like the look and feel of white oak, select the Appalachian Alta Moda White Oak – ANGORA. It is lightly wire-brushed to reveal the depth of the material’s character and provide deep textures.
Or choose the Armstrong American Scrape Engineered Hickory Western Mountain style for the authentic look of hand-scraped hardwood flooring. It is inspired by American landscapes and features scraped textures, wide sculpted planks, and rich colours that provide timeless appeal.
For homeowners looking for a natural and warm flooring option, cork is a great choice. This natural insulator retains warmth and has anti-static properties. It is also resistant to moisture, so you don’t have to worry about the accumulation of mildew, mould, microbes, or other harmful irritants. It is also inexpensive, durable, and sustainable. Plus, its springy surface makes it ideal for areas where you spend considerable time on your feet, like the kitchen.
Choose our environmentally-friendly TORLYS Cork XP Designer – PASEO MERIDA cork. Its waterproof surface and stain/wear-resistance make it suitable for a wide range of applications. Or go for the TORLYS Cork XP Elite – BURL OOLONG which has been crafted to look and feel great in any space. It has antimicrobial properties and can be installed over radiant heating for added warmth and protection against the cold.
Vinyl is another suitable material that can keep your interiors warm in winter. Whether you go for vinyl tiles or planks, you will find a wide range of options, from modern to traditional. We also have designs that mimic natural wood and stone.
Along with being durable, vinyl is stable too, meaning it doesn’t expand or contract when exposed to changing temperatures and humidity. This makes it suitable for bathrooms and kitchens. Vinyl flooring also provides great traction for added safety.
If you’re searching for waterproof vinyl flooring for homes with pets and/or children, take a look at our European Collection SPC Vinyl – VIENNA. Its high-density core means it is ultra-stable and virtually impervious to water damage. And its drop lock system makes it easy to install.
Our Goodfellow Everest Collection SPC Vinyl – MAKALU can withstand temperatures from +60°C to -60°C. It is resistant to damage from direct sunlight and can be installed on all levels of your home. Moreover, you can also install it over water-based radiant or electric flooring for optimal comfort.
Many flooring options add warmth to your interiors during cold winters. Regardless of the option you want, be sure to get in touch with our experts. We have a large selection of options, so you can choose from different colours, patterns, designs, and finishes. You are bound to find something to combat the cold and enjoy warm and cozy interiors during the holidays and beyond.