I don’t know about you, but I hate carpet. I personally think that carpet is one of the most disgusting inventions humanity has come up with. Not only does carpet trap dirt and dust, but it also houses mildew in the form of every drop of anything you ever spill on it because the moisture seeps into the pad underneath and never fully dries. This can lead to really poor air quality and an unhealthy environment.
That’s why I use flooring everywhere in my home. The one drawback? Barefoot. Flooring, whether vinyl, tile, or hardwood can be cold, especially in the wintertime. That’s why we have heated floors installed in all non-hallway floors.
This was not a difficult decision, because we have tile in both the bathrooms and the kitchen, and tile is traditionally the coldest feeling floor of all the hard surface flooring.
This may have been the best decision we have ever made as homeowners. You simply do not know what comfort is until you’re walking on it all of the time without slippers or ever socks.
Heated floors even help keep the heater from working overtime in the winter.
Another great part about heated floors is that getting up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom has gotten to be a pleasure. No more fumbling around for slippers so your feet don’t freeze, causing you to not be able to fall back asleep. Those days are in the past for us! Even our dog sprawls out everywhere on the heated surfaces. He loves it!