Choosing the right flooring for Edmontonian weather can be pretty tricky. The air can alter how the surface feels, even with the heater running as the temperature drops. Naturally, Canadian homes are built with measures in place to reduce the impact of extreme cold; however, sometimes, the flooring is overlooked. Homeowners are primarily concerned with the aesthetic look more than practicality when selecting their flooring, resulting in feeling the cold in their homes.

Ashley Fine Floors has worked with homeowners all over Edmonton, offering high-quality flooring that is both stylish and will keep you warm and cozy all winter long. Read on to learn more about the different types of flooring suitable for Edmonton’s winter.

Carpet

The most obvious flooring choice for cold weather is carpet. It’s an ideal option for most homeowners as it has minimal expansion and contraction and serves as an excellent temperature barrier. The material creates a natural cushioning effect that traps in the air for more insulation, giving you a warm and cozy feeling during the coldest of days.

Vinyl

The best features of vinyl tile or planks are durability and stability. Vinyl planks/tiles do not expand or shrink according to the weather, giving you the warmth you need during colder months. Vinyl tiles and planks are usually installed in the foyer or entryway of the house as water, mud and snow residues are very easy to clean up.

Laminate

The perfect alternative to hardwood flooring is laminate floors. They are built to look as elegant and classic as hardwood floors but at a fraction of the price. Laminate flooring also does not expand or contract, making it a perfect option for homeowners looking for the aesthetic look of hardwood floors without the high cost. You can also add a padded underlay beneath your laminate flooring for extra warmth, cushion and protection.

Ready to Learn More?

At Ashley Fine Floors, our inventory is filled with a large selection of flooring options suitable for your home. We will ensure you find great flooring options for the winter and match your home’s aesthetic. Contact our team for more information.

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