The longer nights are already upon us and winter is fast approaching. The temperatures have started to drop although not too noticeably yet. Bonfire night and Halloween are a distant memory now and Christmas is just 4 weeks away..
This is the time of year where we all spend more time in our homes due to dark nights and the holiday season. The heating is now being switched on regularly and the increase in your bills will start. This is why we need to ensure our homes, especially our flooring is as heat efficient as possible.
Here we will explain as few of the tips and tricks you can try to help be more efficient in your home and hopefully save some valuable cash.
Inspect Your Wooden Floors
One of the most important tasks to do is check for gaps in your flooring. cracks, gaps and splits in the wooden floor can allow draughts to enter the room and bring the temperature down dramatically.
If you do notice any irregularities in your flooring then please give us a call at JG Flooring and we determine the best solution for the problem as this is not a task that you can do yourself without potentially damaging the floor. Your wooden floors aren’t cheap to replace and any unsightly repairs can really affect the value of your property.
If your wooden floors are in good condition, then you may consider giving them a deep clean and possibly look at re-oiling them. Be mindful in following the strict guidelines that came with your floor before attempting any of this though, to prevent any damage by using the wrong products. We offer a sand and seal service which is fully guaranteed for that added peace of mind.
Purchase high quality doormats that reduce draughts and rugs in the room can add to the warmth, especially underfoot. We don’t recommend flooring with rubber backing though as this is not breathable which can restrict the natural movement in your flooring. We recommend purchasing cotton or wool rugs to help the wood breathe.
To prevent rugs from slipping, it is perfectly ok to use anti slips trips that stick to the underside of the rug and do not hinder the wooden floors in any way.
Fluctuating temperatures can have an adverse affect on wooden floors so aim to keep a consistent temperature throughout the winter.