British weather often gets a bad rap for being dull, grey and generally a whole lot wetter than we would like.
However, despite this negative stereotype, British summertime can actually be surprisingly hot – particularly in the summer.
In fact, the climate of British summertime has rivalled that of the continent in recent years, with UK temperatures reaching as high as 35.5 degrees Celsius in 2018.
In order to escape the heat and keep your property cool and comfortable inside, here are a few handy tips to help make your interior design feel as cool as it looks, even when the sun is blazing outside.
The science behind cool flooring
From a scientific perspective, the temperature of your flooring largely comes down to the conductivity of the material.
Materials that are good conductors can transfer heat faster, giving the perception that the surface is colder.
On the other hand, poor conductors will take time to transfer heat, giving a warmer sensation underfoot.
As such, flooring that’s an excellent conductor of heat – such as tiles – will naturally feel cooler in the summer than a material that is a poor conductor of heat.
Indoor tiles for summer comfort
Carpet is a poor conductor and retains heat, which can make you feel uncomfortably warm during the summertime. The hot air in the room gets trapped in the carpet fibres, acting as an insulator and retaining the heat in the surface.
Luckily, the same can’t be said for indoor porcelain tiles. Porcelain tiles are traditionally very conductive, making them considerably cooler to walk on than carpet due to their structural makeup.
One of the biggest perks of tile flooring is that it’s also great for keeping you cooler when the heat of summer is at its scorching peak. For a cool interior design, ditch the carpet in favour of the vastly more conductive and considerably cooler tile option.
Porcelain tiles in your home
Indoor tiles are commonly used in bathrooms and kitchens within the homestead; however, it’s increasingly common for them to be found in living rooms and hallways, as well as anywhere else in the house.
For a cool, tactful tile with cooling, tactile style, look no further than porcelain tiles from PrimaPorcelain.
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