Each year, we all worry about the colder weather as winter begins. In our homes, and at work, it can be difficult to keep cosy without spending a fortune on heating costs.
This winter worries are twofold, due to rising energy costs and Covid-19 concerns. The Department for Health advises that opening windows to let fresh air into a space can reduce the rate of infection by more than 70%. Therefore, methods of insulation are more crucial than ever to keep our places of work cosy, whilst saving on costs and preventing the spread of Covid.
All types of flooring have their benefits, but carpet in particular can be a lifesaver in colder months. This blog unpacks a few of the ways in which it can help.
We don’t often realise that one of the most effective forms of insulation lies underneath our feet!
Carpet is a very good thermal insulator, as the fibres in the material trap heat, keeping rooms warmer for longer and stopping heat escaping through the floor. They are much better insulators than hardwood or laminate floors because carpet has a low density, so takes little energy to warm up. This means that even if the temperature in the room is low, they will still feel warm to the touch.
Soft and comforting
When the weather is cold outside, we all crave comforting interiors that will help us stay cosy and provide a contrast to the harsh exterior. Carpet is warming and soft underfoot. This is psychologically comforting, but also provides practical protection from walking and standing fatigue.
Provides a pop of colour
During winter, the landscape can be dark and drab, with many of us waking up and travelling home from work in the dark. This is where a colourful office floor can work wonders! According to Karen Haller, colour psychologist and author of The Little Book of Colour, “Colour is a great way to lift our spirits and boost our moods in an instant.” This means that brightly coloured carpet tiles, like our Total Contrast range, can be a great way to inspire happiness and productivity in the workplace during the colder seasons.
Not only is carpet comforting underfoot, it also prevents potential injuries from slippery floors caused by wet winter weather. This can be most dangerous in entrance spaces, which is where our Mat.Works entrance solutions come in! There are multiple hard-wearing options that not only help to clean footwear in the entrance hall of a building, but also help to prevent falls and slips, whilst sprucing up your entrance hall!
So, if you’re looking to refurbish this winter, carpet is the way to go!
For more information about our bespoke range of carpet tiles and Mat.Works entrance solutions, get in touch with our expert sales team on 01709 916808 or email [email protected]