As mentioned in last week’s blog, there are many different things to consider when you are prepping your house for the cold fall and winter months. Window treatments can help keep in precious heat and save energy, but did you know that different flooring options can also help with this? Different flooring options can help not only insulate a home but can also provide a stylish way to save money and improve the value of your home.
There is a common misconception that carpet is the best flooring option to keeping in the heat, but did you know that hardwood flooring is actually the best option for not only keeping in the heat, but improving the value of your home? Here’s why you should consider hardwood flooring this fall and winter:
Hardwood Flooring Saves Energy
It is common for people to believe that carpet is more energy efficient when it comes to keeping a house warm. That’s because people’s feet physically feel warmer when they are walking barefoot on carpet compared to walking barefoot on hardwood. Why is this? The simple explanation is that carpet is an insulator and wood is a conductor. Carpet holds in the heat from heating systems and makes it harder for the heat to warm the entire house, while wood improves heat circulation by allowing heat to pass through it (source).
So, while the carpet may physically feel warmer than a hardwood floor does to bare feet, it is actually more energy efficient to implement hardwood flooring into a home. The better heat circulation can help your heating system from overworking or overproducing excess heat that can be trapped by carpets.
Hardwood Flooring Improves the Value of Your Home
Available data shows that hardwood flooring can increase the value of your home up to 2.5%. Not only is hardwood lower maintenance and easier to clean than other flooring options like carpeting, it is also strong and durable. When taken care of properly, hardwood floors can last for decades. It is also better for allergy sufferers and people with pets, making it a popular “must-have” when people are searching for homes.
Along with all these perks, hardwood flooring is also extremely versatile and stylish. It can fit in with a variety of different décor themes and styles. There are dark options, light options, and multi-shade options. Hardwood flooring provides natural beauty with a variety of shades, swirls, and grains to add style to your home. Even better? Hardwood flooring won’t go out of style as quickly as a shag carpet will.
Get Your Hardwood Flooring from Andriots
Andriots added carpeting and flooring options back in 1983. With nearly 40 years of experience in the field, Andriots can provide customers with premium products to best compliment their homes and needs. We have a wide range of color and style combinations that can help you save money this winter and improve the value of your home going forward. Don’t get cold feet this winter – consider hardwood flooring as your solution! Contact the experts at Andriots today by calling 502-633-1944!