Best Flooring Options For Winter

Empty room with large window showing winter forest.

When the nights grow longer and days grow shorter, this can only mean one thing.

Winters are about to roll in!

As the chilly weather is about to hit the UK, it’s time you start switching things around to make your home more winter-friendly. This means putting up warm curtains, installing cosy lighting, shifting the furniture, and, you guessed it, getting winter flooring.

Investing in winter flooring might seem expensive and even unnecessary. However, it is actually quite cheap and even better- it will reduce your heating bill considerably.

Here are the best flooring options you can try this season to warm up any space.

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1.  Warm Carpets and Rugs

One of the oldest yet most effective tricks to make any room snuggly is adding a carpet. Warm, cosy and soft to the touch, placing a warm-toned carpet in your room instantly makes it more inviting.

Furthermore, carpets and rugs act as wonderful insulators. They act as a barrier to stop the cold floor from affecting the room temperature and thus, preventing the heater from working overtime.

2.  Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are another good flooring option for the winters. They work especially well with homes or offices that have radiant heating systems installed. The look of real wood adds a gorgeous aesthetic to your place, giving it an old-fashioned feel.

Hardwood is resistant to temperature and moisture fluctuations, making it a suitable flooring option to have all year round. The only downside to these floors is the heavy cost you have to bear for maintenance.

3.  Laminate

If you love the look of hardwood but don’t want to splurge, laminate is the perfect choice for you. Like hardwood flooring, changes in temperature and humidity in the air do not affect laminate floors. These also work great with radiant heating systems but won’t cost you as much as hardwood. 

Additionally, laminate has a sturdier wooden surface that will last you a very long time.

4.  Vinyl Tile & Plank Flooring

Vinyl tile and plank flooring can transform your flooring to add a warm touch, even if you are on a budget. With a variety of beautiful designs paired with a warm underfoot feel, vinyl flooring is also waterproof and comes with an easy-to-clean surface. 

For an extra warming effect, get vinyl flooring that comes with top-quality underlayment.

5.  Stone

Nothing says luxury like elegant stone flooring. It’s been around for years and is known to last for ages without needing any significant maintenance.

However, getting natural stone flooring does more than just change the look of your room. It serves as an excellent conductor of heat to quickly warm up your home.

Joe Walker’s Flooring | Carpets

Looking for comfortable flooring to lighten the gloomy winters?

Head over to to browse our extensive collection of carpets, vinyl planks, luxury tiles, and laminate. We’ve got all the options you need to make your winters cosy, all under one roof. Discover the perfect flooring for your home or office in our outlets in Glasgow and the West of Scotland.


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    We stock laminate flooring, vinyl tiles, luxury vinyl tiles, Karndean and Real Wood Flooring.

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