As the UK swelters in a heatwave, with temperatures in Cornwall reaching 23°, many of us are turning to air conditioning and fans, resulting in high energy bills. However, the key to lowering your energy bills and enjoying a cool home might be right under your feet. For a much more refreshing home that doesn’t cost you or the planet a fortune, consider installing one of these flooring alternatives which will keep your home cool in summer, but warm in winter.
Luxury Vinyl Tiles
Luxury Vinyl Tiles are one of the most versatile flooring types available on the market, suitable for any room or decor and being able to withstand changes in temperature and humidity. They’re also water resistant and very difficult to damage, making them the perfect choice for any home.
The smooth surface combined with the PVC material keeps the tiles at a well-regulated temperature, no matter the weather. Unlike carpets, which trap heat, and unlike real stone or ceramic tiles, which remain cold even in winter, Luxury Vinyl Tiles provide the perfect temperature for the season; cool underfoot in summer, but warm in winter.
Amtico Spacia White Ash
As well as bringing a natural feel to your home, Hardwood Floors are cool underfoot when compared to carpet and rugs, making for a refreshing feel on a hot day. Not only will they keep your home cool during summer, they’re also a natural, traditional flooring choice that’s great for seaside homes.
In winter, it’s easy to prevent your floors from becoming too cold by draught-proofing your rooms and improving the circulation of air-flow.
Kährs Unity Arctic Oak
Similarly to Hardwood, Laminate Flooring is cool underfoot and helps to keep your home cool in hot months. Arguably, laminate flooring is a better option for homes by the seaside as they’re more resilient to water, humidity and changes in temperature than hardwood flooring.
Quick-Step Classic Reclaimed White Patina Oak
White or Pale Floors
Whilst dark floors absorb heat and become very hot when in the sun, light-coloured floors will help to reflect heat out of your home, helping to keep you cool. All flooring types have a range of colours and styles available, including white and pale varieties.
Karndean Knight Tile KP132 Washed Scandi Pine
Find out more about Luxury Vinyl Tiles, Hardwood Flooring and Laminate Flooring on our website, and get in touch for a Free Quotation if you feel your home or business could benefit from new flooring.