Warm Up Your Home with Heated Floors
If you’ve been keeping up with the most recent remodeling trends and have your finger on the pulse of new construction upgrades, you’re probably aware of the fact that more attention is being focused on flooring design. Interestingly enough, when buyers are considering the types of flooring they want in their homes, they’re thinking not just about the way the floor looks, but also the way it feels. And the way flooring feels underfoot isn’t simply a matter of the softness or hardness of the material anymore. It’s also become a matter of hot and cold. As a result, heated floors are increasing in popularity, even in homes built in temperate regions where one might not expect heated floors to be in high demand.
Got Cold Feet?
Think about it: do you like to walk around in winter on a cold floor? Even when the air around you seems comfortably warm, walking barefoot or in stocking feet can be uncomfortable if the temperature of the floor is too cold. Your feet, much like your hands and head, are one of the areas of the body most affected by temperature changes, so having some warmth underfoot makes all the more sense when the weather cools down.
So what are your options? Really, radiant floor heating systems can be installed under any type of flooring. In-floor heating works especially well with conductive materials like tile and even in a concrete floor, but radiant heating is also just as effective and easily installed underneath hardwood flooring, laminate, carpeting, and stone.
Warm Up to Your Floors
Radiant floor heating is an electrically powered system of mats that hide underneath the flooring itself—which means that, while your beautiful tile floor may look ordinary, it’s hardly ordinary when you crank up the thermostat. With the touch of a button, you’ve gone from a chilly tile floor to a heated tile floor; and, much like the thermostat you use to heat and cool the rest of your home, the floor’s thermostat can be programmed to cycle on and off at certain times of the day.
Don’t let your house give you cold feet! Call the team of experts at Omega Construction & Design, Inc., to schedule your consultation today!