Does Tile Flooring Make a Room Colder?

Porcelain and stone tile presents a sophisticated look ideal for kitchens and bathrooms and other spaces in the home. There's a place for more budget-friendly ceramic tile, too. For instance, to keep costs down in a high-end bathroom, porcelain floor tile can be paired with ceramic wall tile in a shower. About Floors n More, a tile store in Jacksonville, Florida, offers a wide variety of the latest tile styles. For your convenience, we provide two showrooms in the city.

Room temperature

Flooring materials like hardwood and carpet retain heat while ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone tile repel heat. More specifically, it's a scientific fact that heat transfers from one object to a second object that is colder. Therefore, tile draws heat from your feet when you're standing on it, and that makes it feel cold underfoot. But a tile floor does not keep a room chillier. In reality, the temperature of the tile is 72-degrees if your thermostat is set to 72-degrees.

Radiant heat

Floor tile may repel heat rather than retain it, but it is still an excellent flooring choice for even the coldest climates. That's because it is a great heat conductor, so tile and a radiant heat system perform very well together. A ceramic and porcelain floor heats up quickly as soon as the system is turned on. A natural stone floor may heat up slightly more slowly, but it stays warmer for a more extended period once the system is turned off.

Locally-owned About Floors n More is much more than a tile shop. Our numerous services include residential and commercial flooring installation, backsplash and fireplace hearths installation, and rug binding. We bring our high-quality products and services to the Jacksonville, Florida, area, including the communities of Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Neptune Beach. Contact us to begin your tile upgrade project. Estimates are free.