Nobody wants to walk over a cold floor each morning every day. Unfortunately, some types of flooring will naturally feel cold on bare feet, especially in winter. Although you have the option to install heated flooring if you want to feel the warmth on your feet, this can be quite expensive. This is why most homeowners choose to limit installation of electric radiant floors to small areas such as kitchen or bathroom.

If you are building your new home or are planning to install new floors, it is a good idea to choose flooring materials that will keep your feet warm and toasty in the chilly weather.

Here are 2 of the best flooring options for cold weather. These flooring materials will keep your house warm while keeping your heating costs down at the same time.


Rugs and carpets offer a warm surface to walk on. They are excellent insulators in both winter and summer. They are also generally warmer to touch than stone or wood. They can help prevent heat loss through the floor; hence, keeping those ever-increasing energy bills low. Carpets will keep your home warm without the excessive drain in energy and money.

Aside from keeping you warm and saving you money, carpets will also look good in any room. Whether you want to add a splash of color into a room or add a touch of personality into your office, carpets will help you live in style throughout the season. Wool is the warmest rug you can purchase.


Cork is an excellent flooring option as it addresses several issues that bother us about our current floors. It helps with the annoying echoes that ping from room to room and also feels soft under your feet. Most importantly, it can help insulate a room and limit heat loss in a home.

Cork provides natural insulation and helps prevent heat and cooling loss. It is generally warmer to touch than vinyl, tiles, laminates and hardwood floors.  This is why it’s a sensible choice for chilly rooms and basements that experience a lot of heat loss through the floor.

Its shock-absorbent structure translates to comfort underfoot. This is especially beneficial to those who spend long periods standing and is recommended for families with young kids. It is soft on little knees and heads.