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What Is Floor Insulation And What Does It Do?

what is floor insulation

Advancements are coming in thick and fast in all areas of home improvements, and in the world of home insulation, it’s no different. 

These days, your options for home insulation are more varied than ever before-even the insulation materials themselves are being used for a vast range of purposes. 

Spray foam insulation can be used to insulate lofts and walls, but it’s also used to insulate commerical buildings and even boats. The uses of expanding insulation foam are so diverse that its even been utilised to conserve almost 100-year old movie props that were unearthed from the coast of California!

From the golden age of Hollywood, to the golden age of insulation, today there is no reason why you can’t enjoy a warmer, more comfortable home with advanced home insulation.

One such insulation variety, that is utilising the best that advanced insulation has to offer, is floor insulation – an effective solution to rid your home of those annoying cold draughts. 

So with the above in mind, let’s explore the question: what is floor insulation and what does it do? and unearth spray foam's undeniable potential...

what is floor insulation

Spray foam insulation can be installed on the ground floor of a property, on the floor above garages where the cold can be extreme, and on the ceiling of the ground floor, to protect the rooms above

What Is Floor Insulation?

Floor insulation comes in two different forms – insulation used to insulate solid floors, and insulation used to insulate suspended floors. You’ll generally find solid floors in newer properties and suspended floors in older properties. 

The insulation for suspended floors is normally insulated underneath the flooring, such as from the crawlspace under a property. The insulation for solid flooring will be installed on top of the solid base and a new flooring will be laid on top. 

Both of these insulation processes can be achieved with the use of spray foam insulation, with your professional installers suggesting either closed-cell or open-cell spray foam, depending on the exact requirements of the job. 

The insulation can be installed on the ground floor of a property, on the floor above garages where the cold can be extreme, and on the ceiling of the ground floor, to protect the rooms above. 

Your spray foam installer will be able to assess the unique needs and layout of your home, and suggest a procedure that will deliver the most benefits overall. 

what is floor insulation

Energy-saving improvements can send your home value skyrocketing, by up to 38% in certain areas of England. Floor insulation is another key selling point to add to the list if the time ever comes to put your home on the market

What Are the Main Benefits of Floor Insulation?

There is no single answer to the question: what does floor insulation do? The benefits of the product are incredibly varied, and you’ll very quickly start to notice that it does a lot for your home. Here are just a few examples of what spray foam floor insulation can do:

1)    Improve Your Home Environment

The reason many people choose to have insulation installed is because of the way that it adjusts the environment in a property. Floor insulation will make your home warmer, cut off cold draughts from your floor, and regulate the temperature in your floor – creating a fantastic home environment. 

2)    Lower Your Energy Bills

As heat loss is reduced, energy savings start to appear. An insulated home costs less to heat because the heating is not needed as often and even when it is turned on, you won’t need to turn the temperature up as high. 

3)    Soundproof Your Home

Floor insulation creates an additional barrier, that whilst tailored to defend against the loss of heat, can also defend agaisnt the movement of sound. You’ll be able to enjoy a much more peaceful home environment with spray foam floor insulation. 

what is floor insulation

Energy-saving improvements can send your home value skyrocketing, by up to 38% in certain areas of England. Floor insulation is another key selling point to add to the list if the time ever comes to put your home on the market

4)    Help to Prevent Moisture Problems 

From humidity control to condensation prevention, spray foam is a top-notch product for defending against moisture issues. The floor insulation will help to stop issues like buckling floorboards. 

5)    Increases Structural Security

The bond that spray foam creates and its ability to stop moisture seeping into structural materials can help to improve the structural integrity of your home in some areas. Closed-cell spray foam, in particular, is a very durable insulation material. 

6)    Improve Your Home Value

Energy-saving improvements can send your home value skyrocketing by up to 38% in certain areas of England. Floor insulation is another key selling point to add to the list if the time ever comes to put your home on the market. 

what is floor insulation

The bond that spray foam creates and its ability to stop moisture seeping into structural materials, can help to improve the structural integrity of your home in some areas

From Floor to Ceiling: Insulate Your Whole Home with Spray Foam

Ready to turn your chilly home into one that can be enjoyed in comfort all year round? At Home Logic, we offer a spectacular range of insulation services, from cellar insulation to loft insulation. 

For all queries, please don’t hesitate to give our team a call today on 0800 1700 636, or click the button below, and we’ll work towards the ultimate insulation solution for your home!