Home Design Guides: Floors, Energy efficiency

Heat dissipation and thermal mass

Dense concrete floors easily absorb a great amount of heat - which is great in some climates, but far from ideal in others. Find out what kinds of floors are suitable for different types of climates, and why.

Underfloor and slab heating

Underfloor heating is a popular heating option for dwellings that experience colder climates. Learn about the different types of underfloor heating available.

Recycled materials in flooring

Consider using recycled materials in your floors for a more environmentally friendly and cost-saving solution. Read on to find out more.

Choosing floors: colours, texture and brightness

The texture and design of your floor can do more than help control heat. To some extent, it'll also determine how effectively daylight is reflected into your home, and reduce your reliance on electric lighting.