Is there anything worse than getting out of your warm bed in the morning, only to step on the freezing cold tile in the bathroom? While it might help wake us up, I think we would all prefer a gentler approach! Now that the winter months have arrived, it can be tough to keep all areas of the house comfortable. Bathroom floors are notoriously cold and forced air systems quickly heat a room then shut off. The heat remains at the top half of the room, leaving the floor area cold and uncomfortable. Not to worry, because Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta has the answer to keeping your feet warm this winter: in-floor heating!
What is it?
It’s the perfect solution to high heating bills and cold floors. The kitchen and bathroom are typically the coldest rooms in the house since they have hard flooring surfaces. If you have hardwood in the living room and bedrooms, they probably keep your room colder than the rooms with carpets, leading to higher heating bills. In-floor heating puts an end to all of that.
How does it work?
In-floor heating slowly and evenly heats the floor surface, which heats the entire room and keeps it at a comfortable temperature over a longer period of time. There are two types of heating methods:
1) The hydronic heating system pumps hot water from a boiler through polyethylene
tubing that is buried beneath the floor to create heat
2) Electric radiant flooring utilizes heat-conducting plastic mats with copper or nichrome resistance wires.
What kind of flooring does it work with?
Good news – having a warm floor is possible for just about any flooring choice! In-floor heating is compatible with various flooring types such as stone, ceramic, wood, carpet and vinyl, so we can make it work for just about any area of your home. Say goodbye to cold tootsies!
Is it affordable?
Although the initial investment for in-floor heating installation may be tough for some, over the long run, these systems are more wallet-friendly solutions to forced air-only systems. Over time the money you’ll save on your heating bill combined with the joy you’ll feel with warm feet this winter will make the investment well worth it.
Call us today at 678-466-0324 to schedule your free in-home consultation and ask us any additional questions about in-floor heating. We’ll work with you to make your home comfortable in the cold.