Why Is My Floor So Cold?

It’s a chilly winter morning and you jump out of bed to get ready for your day. But today your were unpleasantly greeted with the shock of the cold floor on your feet. You are probably asking yourself “why is my floor so cold?”

CAUSES
There are several causes for your fold being cold. One cause is the temperature and airflow. Going back to science class, we learned that hot air rises and cold air sinks. Meaning that the coldest air in the house is hovering around your floors. Another reason is the type of foundation you have. If you have a slab or stem wall foundation, concrete is directly under your floor covering and concrete naturally stays cooler.  If you have an unfinished basement or crawl space, there is an air-space between your first floor living space and the ground, which allows cool air to circulate under your floor system. Another cause is the type of flooring you have: tile, vinyl, laminate, carpet. Tile is typically the coldest floor covering.

REMEDIES


There are several remedies for a cold floor that vary in cost. While we try to save on our electric bills, raising the temperature a degree or two at night can help get more warm air into your home. A more costly remedy is to install an in-floor heating system. There are three types of in-floor (radiant-floor) heating systems:

  1. Electric (heat via electric wires)
    • Electric systems are less expensive to install but more expensive to operate
  2. Hydronic (heat via hot water tubes)
    • Hydronic systems are less expensive to operate, but more expensive to install.
  3. INFRAFLOOR™(ultra-thin electric film or mat)
    • INFRAFLOOR™can be installed under wood and laminate flooring that gently warms the floor and area around it with infrared heat.

Another option could be an HVAC vent in the vanity cabinet toe-kick. This system blows across a tile floor and can really warm up the floor as the tile absorbs the warmth from the warm air and stays warm even when the heater is not on. A more cost effective remedy that doesn’t involve remodeling your home would be adding an area rug(s) or you can always wear thicker socks or slippers.

While cold floors are a quite unpleasant shock in the mornings, there are a few options you have to remedy them.

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