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Which type of Flooring is the Most Energy Efficient?

15 Sep 2022

This year more people than ever are thinking about making their homes as energy efficient as possible. This drive for energy efficiency touches every facet of our lives – from what kettle we use in our kitchens to what kind of lightbulbs we buy for our living rooms.

If you’re considering getting a new floor in your home or office, you may very well be wondering about the energy efficiency of the various flooring solutions available. We’ve put together this great article to give you that information and provide you with an idea about the energy efficiency of various flooring products available on the market today.

Luxury Vinyl Tiles

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) flooring  is a great choice if you’re looking to make your home as energy efficient as possible. The reason for this is due to the fact that LVTs are constructed using a number of different layers. Just like it’s a good idea to have a lot of layers on when you go out in winter, it’s also a good idea to have a lot of layers on your flooring during winter.

Not only do these layers mean that there’s a lot of material for any heat to have to escape through, but it also means that there are also many microlevels of air trapped between these layers that have to be cooled or heated before that thermal transfer can take place. This makes LVTs a great choice if you are looking for floor surfacing that offers excellent energy efficiency.

Real Wood Flooring and Laminate Flooring

By itself, real wooden flooring is a moderately good insulator, depending on the type of wood. However, what can make all the difference between ‘good’ real wood flooring and merely ‘passable’ real wood flooring, from the perspective of someone looking for high-functioning energy efficiency, is underflooring. Likewise, laminate flooring can also be very energy efficient or not very energy efficient depending on the underflooring you have installed in your home. As a result, we always recommend that you check the type of underflooring your home has, if your primary consideration is energy efficiency

For more information on how underflooring can affect the energy efficiency of your flooring, please get in touch with Value Carpet and Flooring today.


If you’re looking for the most energy-efficient flooring, your best option is to invest in a good old fashioned carpet.

Carpet fibres are natural insulators, meaning that they conserve heat very well, and as was in the case with LVTs, air can become trapped within the fibres, making them a great insulators, too. As a result, any efforts to to heat or cool the room (for example via a draft) will face fierce resistance when it comes to the carpet surface. This, combined with a good underlay, makes carpeting the best option out there if you’re looking for an energy-efficient flooring solution.

Which Type of Flooring is Right For Me?

As we’ve mentioned, the best type of flooring when it comes to energy efficiency is carpeting. However, the right type of flooring for your home or office depends on a number of factors. For example, if another consideration you’re facing is that you want to increase the value of your home, you may also want to consider real wood flooring. If price is a consideration, laminate flooring is a good choice.

In order to determine which type of flooring is best for your specific situation, contact Value Carpets and Flooring today. Our dedicated and knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you with your enquiries and help you find the perfect flooring for your home.

Carpet, Laminate Flooring, LVTs and Real Wood Flooring in Halesowen From Value Carpet and Flooring

At Value Carpet and Flooring, we carry a wide range of flooring products – including carpets, laminate flooring, LVTs and real wood flooring. Our products are available in a wide variety of colours and styles, ensuring that your home or office gets the right flooring, and we can provide you with a floor that you can be happy with.

For more information about our range of carpets, real wood flooring and laminate flooring in Halesowen, please contact Value Carpets and Flooring today.

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