How to Keep Your Hardwood Floors Warm in Winter

25 November 2019
How to Keep Your Hardwood Floors Warm in Winter

Hardwood flooring is stunning but as the winter weather starts to creep in many people find that they can feel a little cold underfoot. Whilst this may be the case, there are a couple of things that you can do to take the chill out of your hardwood flooring, and make far more comfortable to tread on during the colder months of the year.


Before your hardwood flooring is laid down it is important to ensure that the right insulation is installed first. This can make all the difference to the temperature of your flooring as the weather gets colder. We specialise in wood flooring in Brighton and would recommend that you have a proper conversation with the company fitting your flooring. This will ensure that you are getting the right level of insulation fitted with your flooring so that you can enjoy it to the fullest, whatever time of year it is. 

You may prefer to go one step further than insulation and consider having underfloor heating fitted before the hardwood is put in place. This is an ideal solution if you are having glueless flooring fitted.


Whilst there is no denying that rugs can offer a lovely decorative touch to your floors, they can also help to make it a little warmer underfoot as well. It would be wise to consider the size and shape of your room when purchasing rugs to go on your hardwood flooring as obviously you still want to be able to see some of the floor as well. Runners look particularly stunning in hallways that have hardwood flooring and, of course, offer the added benefit of protecting the surface of your flooring from any dirt and debris that gets tracked into the home on people’s shoes.

Choose rugs that complement the style of your room and work well with the colour of your chosen hardwood flooring. This will make it seem like they are part of your décor rather than an afterthought that you have purchased to make the floor warmer.

Shut the Door!

It may seem rather obvious but your flooring will absorb the cold, so it is important to close the doors promptly when you come in from outside in order to minimise exposure to a drop in the temperature. It is this drop that will make your flooring seem particularly cold and unwelcoming underfoot, and this can also lower the temperature of the whole room as well making it feel colder than it should.