Halloween is coming up in a few weeks, and when that ends, the majority of people in society will be looking forward to the winter. Sure, the snow may not fall for another few months, but that does not mean you cannot prepare for it today. While cold weather and snow are fun, especially on the weekends, you should also prepare your workplace, and workspace, for the winter.
Typical winter weather-proofing tactics include weather stripping on the windows, installing rubber seals on the window and door frames, insulating the interior of walls, wearing comfy apparel like sweaters, and more. To add to this list, carpeting can also provide great winter-proofing, as carpeting has insulation properties, which keeps the floor warm, and the office heating loss to a minimum.
Stop raising the heat and start installing carpeting today!
The Insulation Advantages of Commercial Carpeting
In the winter, the cold temperature outside lowers the temperature of your workplace. To combat this decrease in temperature, you usually raise the heat. However, heating bills can increase and pile up, leading to an unnecessary increase in expenses during the winter months. Luckily, there is a way to ensure that the heating losses from your workplace are minimal, while also saving on heating costs: insulation in the form of carpeting.
Insulated carpeting is not the first strategy used to heat up the workplace, the thermostat is. However, while overlooked, carpeting does have some great insulation properties that will keep your workplace nice and toasty in the winter.
Carpeting has a high R-value. R-value is an industry term for thermal resistance. R-values determine how well a material provides insulation. A material with a high R-value, like carpeting, is able to limit heat loss, since it is so padded and dense. Other forms of flooring will not have high R-values like carpeting does. This is why, when you walk around in the morning at your home, wood flooring and bathroom tiles are cold to the touch. Carpeting, however, is not.
In fact, if you are like many Canadians, you probably have some carpeting or a small rug under the sink in the bathroom to keep your feet warm during the cold months!
The thicker the carpet, the higher the R-value. Thicker substances retain heat better, and reduce the loss of heat better. Since heat has to travel through a substance, heat travels quicker through thinner substances, especially ones that do not provide padding. As a flooring material, carpeting is thicker than most other options.
Why You Should Purchase Insulated Commercial Carpeting?
Without insulated flooring, your heating bills will rise in the winter. As a business owner, you need to keep your long-term expenses to a minimum, even if it means spending money in the short-term. In essence, any financial decision that will pay for itself, and then some, in a timely manner, is worthwhile.
Installing carpeting in your workplace may cost some money up-front, but you will save more than you spent over the coming winter, and all the winters to follow.
When it comes to flooring, especially during the winter, you cannot beat commercial carpeting. With a high R-value, carpeting will keep your floors, and your workplace, nice and warm, allowing you to focus on your work. Satisfied business owners from around Ontario, include in Toronto, the GTA, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, and Mississauga, have all used carpeting from Cadillac Carpet & Flooring to great success. For more information on the benefits of carpeting, contact us online at our website, or in-store.