A conservatory traditionally was a room invented just so people could enjoy more sunlight whilst at home, however, now many people use their conservatory space to relax, work, read and even use as a dining area. Your flooring choice will depend on how you intend to utilise the space, the conditions of your conservatory and your desired look.
What flooring types are available for my conservatory?
There are many different types of flooring available for a conservatory, so it’s important that you consider thoroughly which one would suit you best.
Conservatory Carpet Flooring
Carpet can make your conservatory feel cosy and relaxing, so it’s can be a good choice. Many people choose a neutral colour of carpet which will then give their conservatory a modern and clean appearance. At BestatFlooring we have a fantastic range of rugs and runners which would be perfect for a conservatory.
Conservatory Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is an excellent choice for your conservatory as it’s easy to upkeep, so if you do have a back door going out into a garden then it could be a more manageable decision than carpet. It also looks modern and fresh, which is a popular look for a conservatory. Not to mention that it’s also cost-efficient and versatile, with there being endless colours and designs to choose from. View the BestatFlooring full laminate range here.
Solid Wood & Engineered Wooden Flooring
Solid wooden flooring potentially isn’t ideal for a conservatory because of the conditions a conservatory will encounter which would ruin the floor. Although it is possible to regulate the temperature in your conservatory you need to keep in mind that real wood will contract and expand, and due to the huge glass windows a conservatory is constantly changing temperatures and can get very hot and then suddenly very cold.
Engineered wooden flooring could be more suitable for a conservatory and it would still offer that real wood look, check out the Best at Flooring full engineered wooden flooring range here.
Tips on what to consider when choosing your flooring for your conservatory!
When it comes to choosing flooring for your conservatory these are the main factors that you will need to consider:
- Will you be able to regulate the heat?
- Will there be a door leading into a garden, which could mean people bringing in dirt?
- How will you use the space?
- What look are you going for?
- What is your budget?
Once you know the answer to these questions it may help you decide what type of flooring is the most suitable for your conservatory.
What room will your conservatory be joined to?
The flooring you choose for your conservatory will also be impacted by what room is joined onto the conservatory. Such as, if the conservatory is an add on to the kitchen, you will more than likely require flooring which is spillage and water resistant. Such as a vinyl or laminate flooring. If the conservatory is joined onto your living room and there is no door going out into the garden, then you will probably be fine choosing carpet.
Will your conservatory be a sun trap?
Many people choose to have a conservatory installed in a spot which will gain a lot of sun so they can relax in this space whilst enjoying the beautiful weather. However, because of this constant sunlight it could affect your flooring. A great tip is to ensure that you move your furniture around a lot so then you don’t end up with an uneven colour of flooring, as the floor underneath a chair or table may stay darker than the rest. You should also consider choosing flooring which has UV protection.
What are great flooring choices for my conservatory?
As mentioned earlier, you really need to keep in mind the temperature changes that the conservatory will experience when choosing your flooring. Solid wood probably isn’t the best choice, engineered wood could be a good choice but it still may experience some contracting and expanding.
Therefore, popular flooring choices for a conservatory is laminate, vinyl or carpet. Laminate is a popular choice of flooring for a conservatory for many reasons. Such as, it’s one of the most cost-effective ways to floor any room and good quality laminate shouldn’t fade in the sun.
It’s also very easy to clean, so if you anticipate people walking from the garden into the conservatory on a regular basis then it could be a great choice. If you choose a carpet, then you may find that you’re constantly cleaning the floor. Laminate is also stain, scratch and impact resistant.
Additionally, laminate flooring gives any conservatory a modern and contemporary look. If you want to give the room a warmer and cosier feel then consider adding a small rug, just ensure that you clean the rug on a regular basis as it may be prone to collecting dirt from the outdoors.
We hope you have found this guide useful and inspirational. Click the links below to see the flooring ranges that are perfectly suited for conservatories.