How to prepare your home for Winter

When it comes to prepping your home for winter, flooring can make a big difference, so it’s vital to know what you can do to make your home the warmest and cosiest it can be. You have a lot of options when it comes to flooring; keep reading to find out which ones are best for you.

Sofa with Rug

Rugs, Rugs, Rugs

Now is the perfect time to bring out the rugs and snuggle up on the sofa. Rugs bring an extra layer of warmth to any space and ensure that you don’t get cold feet if you forget to wear your fluffy socks. A rug traps cold air beneath it, keeping your home warm and insulated.

Floor Heating

A great way to warm up your home this winter is by installing or using your already installed floor heating. This system allows your floor to be heated as it radiates heat from the underlayment, making it warm and cosy beneath your feet.

This heat can also help radiate heat through the whole space as heat rises up and effectively changes the temperature of the room.

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Carpets is the most popular way of warming up any space whether it’s a family room or bedroom. Something to keep in mind if you’re getting new carpets this winter is that thicker and long threads will tend to benefit more in the winter. These types of carpets are better at insulating the room and retain heat well.

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl is a great flooring option for winter too as it feels warm underfoot as well as being pet and baby friendly. As vinyl mimics other flooring going for a wooden flooring option is the best as it gives the feel of a warm home. 

Eric Wright Carpets offer all of the above with a wide selection of options for colours and materials. Contact our friendly team or come visit us at our store in Wigston.

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