Until recently I had always lived in homes and apartments with wall to wall carpeting, with the exception of the kitchen and bathrooms.
Our current home is all ceramic tile in the downstairs areas, this includes the Master bedroom.
Getting up in the morning and touching the cold, cold ceramic tile is not my idea of a good way to start my day. I can stand a lot of things, but cold feet will tend to make me very uncomfortable and grumpy. I spend most of the winter months in thick socks or fuzzy slippers. Recently I have been seeing more and more home renovation shows installing heated flooring. Also known as radiant floor heating, this appears to be a great complement to the heating system in already in our homes if installed in just one or two rooms. It would definitely be something to consider if you were doing a major renovation project or building a new home. These underfloor heating systems are controlled using a wall-mounted thermostat and can be programmable or Smart WiFi enabled. They also can provide savings to your heating bill. From a design standpoint, they can be installed under most floor covering types. Improved air quality and more consistent temperature control of the heating in rooms with underfloor heating system is another benefit. While most people in the South would not forego their standard heating system for whole-house radiant floor heating (Southerns will always need their air conditioner), it does appear to be a great option to consider during the next bathroom or bedroom remodel.