Floor Insulation: The Key to a Comfortable Home

Floor Insulation: The Key to a Comfortable Home

Floor insulation is a relatively simple, effective and low-cost way to make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy bills. It can save up to PS70 a year, depending on your floor type and the insulation materials you use.

Adding insulation to floors is important for older homes that have suspended timber or concrete flooring, but it can also be helpful in newer homes where solid concrete floors are used. Insulating your floor can help to stop heat loss and cold air seeping in, which will significantly increase your comfort levels throughout the entire home.

The best time to insulate a floor is right before the finished flooring material is installed. This ensures the insulation will be the best it can be and also makes installation easier and more cost-effective. insulation installers

What to use for insulating a floor

Generally speaking, if you have an older home with traditional solid floors, the best option for insulating your floor is batt insulation. This can be stapled or fastened in place and can add to the overall ability of your floor to retain heat.

Spray insulation is an easy way to insulate a concrete or crawl space floor. It’s also a great way to insulate between joists of the floor, as it can be sprayed in without leaving gaps.

When insulating an older home, the floor may need to be dealt with from both underneath and from above. Insulating from underneath is the most straightforward approach but involves lifting the floorboards so that the insulation can be fitted between the joists. This can be messy and disruptive so it’s best to do it alongside other renovations or building projects.


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