How to heat home and contract interior, especially thinking about coming winter months and the much-feared bill increases? Can a carpet really make a difference? Let’s find out together with SITAP CEO Barbara Trombatore and her tips.
Heat home and contract interiors with a carpet – How to?
First of all, carpets have been created to give greater warmth and intimacy to any kind of interiors. A more relevant feature today, more than the past. Choosing a carpet with the right heating detail can really increase heat perception inside home, insulating and reducing dispersion. A carpet by its nature cannot heat. It rather preserves already exhisting heat, reducing waste of energy.
Modern rug Laguna – Pret à Porter Collection
Choosing the right carpet to warm your home in 5 steps
How to insulate the floor with a carpet? Here the must-have features:
1. natural materials, such as wool and manual knotting
2. synthetic materials combined with a structured back
3. thicknesses: from 7 mm upwards
4. compact texture
Modern rug line Casanova Berenice Laguna – Pret à Porter Collection
Why can a rug insulate a room by reducing heat loss?
By its nature, a good carpet can reduce heat dispersion, as it is a bad thermal conductor, unlike excellent thermal conductors such metals or tiles. For that reason, walking on a carpet gives a sensation of warmth and comfort that is unique and completely different from bare foot effect on the floor. Comfortable and functional, especially in strategic corner, under the sofa in living area or under the bed in bedroom. A function that insulates from cold and also from footsteps sound.
Linea in pura lana Handloom – Pret à Porter Collection
Floor heating and carpets – Technology and Design
Of course! Rugs can happily coexist with underfloor heating as long as you opt for specific models, designed to avoid surface overheating or fabrics deterioration. Better to prefer:
1. Small rugs, max 200×300 cm
2. Natural or synthetic yarn with special weaving
3. Manual processes, such as knotting. To avoid tufted rugs.
4. Thin thicknesses, up to a maximum of 1.5 cm
Only in this way, carpets will have a support function for floor heating, conveying the heat even better in greatest need areas, such as sofas or beds.
Linea in pura lana Annapurna e in pura viscosa Luce – Pret à Porter Collection
How to heat interiors through colors
Colors play a primary role when it comes to heating rooms. This autumn/winter season palette recounts colors already cozy and welcoming, designed to instill a sense of welcome and color already through sight. Among the most loved: rust orange (part of Zen modern rugs) and terracotta tones that turn to beige and cream. There is no shortage of dark greens, from moss to jungle shades and wonderful dusty and antique pink. For a style in line with the latest trends, even in terms of colors.
Alta Moda pure viscose Sunset rug (Floor insulating – Not for floor heating available)