There many aspects of flooring that get brought up when someone is considering making a change to their floor – the materials used, the color, etc. But one aspect that does not often get brought up is the way the floor feels under your feet. Considering how much time we spend on our feet walking all over our floors, the prospect of happy feet should be a priority in any flooring decision. Luckily, the professionals Ozburn-Hessey are always thinking not only about looks, but about comfort as well.
Residential Carpeting is the Way of Comfort
Yes, there are always going to be floors that feel nicer under your feet than others, but if you want something that feels like it was made to be walked on in comfort, residential carpeting is your choice. After all, there is a reason that red carpet gets rolled out for celebrities and dignitaries. Even basic, low-grade carpet is better for your feet and joints than walking on wood flooring since the wool is better at absorbing shock. This means there will be less stress on your feet, making it ideal for any room that receives a lot of foot traffic. Additionally, carpet serves as a foot warmer on those cold Nashville nights and mornings, so that the only thing keeping you in bed in the morning will be the comfort of your sheet and blankets, not a fear of your colder-than-ice flooring. For the next level of comfort, luxury plush carpet is as good as its gets and will make you feel like you’re walking on clouds.
Cork Flooring is a Surprisingly Great Option
If commercial or residential carpeting isn’t going to work for your space but you still want something that feels nice under your feet, cork flooring is the next best option. Cork flooring offers many of the benefits of traditional hardwood flooring, including easy cleaning and less risk of the floor trapping in toxins or allergens underfoot. Cork flooring isn’t as rigid as traditional hardwood flooring and has a little give to it. When you walk on cork flooring, much of the shock goes to the floor, not to your ankles. It can also be purchased at varying degrees of softness, so no matter how firm or soft you want your floor to be, there is a good chance that you can find the right level with cork.
What About Vinyl Flooring?
When it comes to vinyl flooring, the way it feels under your feet is entirely dependant on what you put under it. This added level of versatility is key when you have a larger area to cover – and because vinyl flooring can be installed in any style, you can use it throughout your entire building without losing quality. You simply need to put a foam pad under the surface for a more comfortable floor. Your feet will thank you.
When you’re walking around your home or business, you want to walk on something that feels nice. Look for something firm, but that still has a bit of give and comfort underneath. Carpeting, cork, and vinyl flooring are viable options, but if you have another material in mind, talk to the professionals at Ozburn-Hessey. We’re happy to address any and all of your flooring needs.