4 Best Types of Flooring for Cold Weather

Did you know that the climate you live in can affect your flooring? Depending on temperature and humidity certain types of flooring can expand and contract. Luxury vinyl flooring, carpeting, tile, and laminate are all great options for flooring that can handle cold temperatures but still give you a cozy, homey feel. Staying toasty and warm in the winter months is always the goal. 

Luxury Vinyl Plank

Luxury vinyl flooring is available in plank or tile forms. This alternative to traditional hardwood floors is perfect for colder weather. LVP is strong, durable, scratch resistant, and waterproof. It can give you the look of hardwood floors without the upkeep or steep price. 

LVP is engineered with a layer of insulation to help combat those cold temperatures. This flooring type will not expand or contract depending on the weather. The insulation also gives this flooring option some cushion when you walk on it. 

Another plus of LVP is the price. It’s one of the cheaper flooring options available but will still give you the look and feel of high-end. 


Carpet is an obvious choice for colder weather climates. Carpeting doesn’t expand or contract much and provides a soft, cozy feel for your feet. Carpet comes in so many different colors and patterns that it’s easy to get a custom look for every room.

Carpet is stain resistant and can actually help with allergies since the fibers can trap allergens. Vacuuming is required though to truly remove the allergens from the environment. Carpeting provides a great barrier between the elements and your home helping it stay warmer and keep your feet cushioned. 

Carpet is made from different materials and densities which impacts its longevity. Some materials are more durable, like nylon fibers, and the denser the fibers are the longer the carpet will last. Make sure you consider how much traffic each room gets to pick the best carpet option. 


Laminate flooring will give you the look of wood floors but won’t be affected by the weather. The way laminate flooring is made gives it durability and resilience for cold weather. With laminate flooring, you can also install more padding and cushion underneath to get the exact look and feel you want. More padding added under the laminate can also act as a barrier to the cold. 

Laminate is cheaper than wood floors but with so many finishes available you can achieve the same look. It’s a great option for high-traffic areas since it’s resistant to scratches and dents. 


No matter what look you’re going for there’s probably a tile that’s just right. It may seem like tile flooring wouldn’t be good for cold weather since tile is a natural insulator and would conduct the cold. But tile flooring is perfect to pair with a heated floor system. The tile itself holds the heat that’s produced underneath which means your toes will be cozy no matter what the temperature is outside. 

Tile flooring is great for high-traffic areas, it’s waterproof, and handles temperature changes well. If you’re looking for the best option to pair with artificially heated floors you can’t do better than tile. 

Flooring Specialist for All Your Cold Weather Flooring

If you’re looking to upgrade your flooring for cold weather then stop into Flooring Specialist in Warner Robins today to talk to one of our experts. We have so many different flooring options to browse in our showroom that we’re sure you’ll be able to find the perfect flooring you want for any room.

If cold weather is a factor in your choice, we can help you with choosing the right flooring option as well as installation. We’re located in Warner Robins, Georgia but proudly serve all of middle Georgia.