How to put your best foot forward
You stumble out of bed in the morning and instantly are jolted into life by the shock of cold flooring underfoot. Each day, you promise yourself that you’ll look into ways to combat this.
One option, of course, is to buy a pair of slippers that sit beside the bed, ready for action. An alternative, and one with wider practical application, is to install an underfloor heating system.
Whatever the floor is made from – whether it’s tile, wood or laminate – this is a luxurious yet affordable option that will ensure your day starts with a comfortable easing into action, rather than the jarring effects of the freezing surface that looks great but guarantees an unwelcoming start to the day.
There are two possibilities for a typical home – a water underfloor heating or an electric underfloor heating installation. The first of these connects to an existing central heating system. You’ll need a professional installer to fit it, but that expense will soon pay off in the form of cheaper bills. The alternative is cheaper and more straightforward to install, but is a little more expensive in terms of running costs.
It’s important to make the right decision at the outset in order to avoid expensive mistakes, so time spent researching the options will pay off when you’re ready to proceed with the work.
Once it’s done, instead of feeling dread when the alarm goes off in the morning, you’ll be desperate to spring out of bed and hit the ground running.