Insulating floors can often help to cut down on fuel bills as they can be a considerable source of heat loss. There are several ways to insulate floors and some ways are relatively easy. Adding insulation under floating wood floors is a cheap and easy way of improving the insulation in the home. More difficult methods include adding insulation between the joists on wooden timber floors or adding thermal insulation boards.

laminate floor insulation

Here foil backed insulation has been added beneath this laminate floor. This will make the floor much warmer and is well worth the additional cost of the thermal underlay. This is one of the easiest ways of insulating a floor.


Insulating a ceiling like this has the added advantage that it also insulates the floor above and so it can help to contain heat in specific rooms.

floor gaps

Sealing gaps between floorboards and skirting boards with silicone sealant can stop draughts and offer savings of approximately £25 per year. Silicone can be purchased for as little as £1 per tube if you look in the right places and so this is a quick and easy way to get a quick pay back. If the room is carpeted and the floorboards are in particularly bad condition then you can always cover the floorboards with hardboard.