Do you sleep in socks just to avoid your feet touching that freezing cold floor first thing in the morning? You may think that's just a part of winter you'll always have to deal with. But there are other options. If your flooring is due for replacement, consider finding the right flooring that will help you keep a warm house.

Do you want to know what we're talking about? Keep reading to learn how you can use flooring to keep your home warm and cozy in the winter.

INSTALL CARPET

Carpets are one of the best types of flooring to have during the winter. They help to insulate the room and protect your feet from getting cold. Long and thick threads work better to keep your home warm. Plus they generally feel better on your feet and can make your home seem cozy and inviting.

But don't let your carpet work alone. Make sure you get a high-quality carpet pad, like those made of wool or dense foam. This will help increase your carpet's resistance to heat loss and keep your home nice and toasty.

GO WITH CORK

If you're looking for something unique and environmentally friendly, cork flooring will be your new best friend. It's a great alternative to carpet for living rooms and bedrooms as it's still soft and stylish.

Plus, you won't have to sacrifice your home's warmth. Cork is filled with several tiny air pockets. These help insulate the floor by trapping hot air in and blocking cold air out to keep your home warm all winter long.

SPLURGE FOR HEATED FLOORS

But what can you do if you want the luxurious look of tile or stone flooring? While there's no denying how amazing they look, they seem to get very cold very fast.

Heated floors may be the answer you're looking for. You can install a special system under your floors that will emit heat and keep you from getting cold feet. There are a few different options to choose from. The most popular method uses coils of wire to heat the floors. You could also go with a hydroponic system, which uses thin pipes of heated water to provide warmth.

GRAB AN AREA RUG

"These all sound like great ideas, but I'm not sure I'm ready for new flooring." Don't worry--there's an option for you, too!

Area rugs are perhaps the most affordable way to keep your floors warm. They protect your hardwood, tile, stone, and marble floors from scratches and offer some extra insulation to keep heat in. Plus you can find them in all different shapes, styles, and colors. So, you're sure to find the perfect rugs to decorate your home and keep it toasty.

Are you ready to say goodbye to cold feet? Request a free quote today, and learn more about how our flooring options can keep your home warm during these cold Canadian winters.