After having your conservatory installed, it is time to start fitting the flooring. There are many factors to consider when deciding on what material, colour and texture to use in your conservatory. It is important that you choose the flooring that beautifully compliments your new investment. So, continue reading for information about the best flooring for a conservatory
The Best Flooring For A Conservatory
There are a variety of different textures, materials, colours and designs that you can choose from when designing the perfect flooring for your conservatory. Some of these materials include:
We have gone into detail on all of these materials so that you can decide which one is best suited to your conservatory.
A lot of people bypass laminated flooring when designing their perfect conservatory. However, it is actually one of the best types of material to use when trying to make your conservatory look stylish as well as functional. Laminate flooring, when done properly, can look stunning and its extremely easy to fit. not only does laminate flooring look good, it also has a high level of resistant to heat and UV rays. The reason that this is an important quality in a material used within your conservatory, is because they can get a little bit hot. Fitting laminate flooring into your conservatory will keep the room cool during the hotter months.
Tiled roofing on your conservatory will ensure that less heat can enter, meaning that the types of materials within the conservatory are less essential. However, if your conservatory has a glass roof design, the type of flooring that your conservatory has can make a big difference. Fit your conservatory with laminated flooring and your once hot and steamy conservatory can be transformed into a cool and relaxing area.
There are also some other benefits of using the laminating floor, such as its hard-wearing making it able to handle scrapes and slides. It is a perfect investment for those that are looking for a longlasting solution. Laminate flooring comes in a wide range of different designs, from solid wood to coloured panels. Not only does it look good, but it is also extremely easy to clean and maintain. The wooden effect can also give your conservatory a warming and welcoming feel, creating a relaxed and calm environment.
Although trends over the years have neglected carpet and introduced stone and wooden flooring, carpet in a conservatory is becoming a popular favourite. Some of our clients place stone or laminate flooring in their conservatory to give a modern and clean look to their new investment; however, it is important to incorporate your conservatory into the rest of your home. A lot of houses have carpet running throughout the house as it is a cheaper option and a good way to retain heat. If you have carpet throughout your home, we would suggest having this material in your conservatory as well.
Carpet is easily fitted into any room and is a relatively affordable material for those on a budget. It is also extremely hard wearing and gives the conservatory a comfort factor, perfect for listing to the rain hit your glass roof. The array of colours that carpet is available in and the variety of textures that you can choose from, makes it the perfect material for going bold and fitting a unique colour. Cleaning carpet is relatively easy as all it needs is a simple vacuum, making it ideal for those with a busy schedule. However, if you do happen to spill drinks (especially that glass of wine on a Friday night), it can be a little difficult to get stains out.
For a more illuminating effect, vinyl flooring can brighten a room with style and class. The glossy surface looks elegant in a glass conservatory as the light reflects off the beautiful material. Much like carpet, there are a stunning variety of colours that you can choose from, meaning that you can select the flooring that most suits your aesthetic. The smooth and glossy surface also makes it extremely easy to clean any spills, allowing you to spend less time cleaning your new conservatory and more time enjoying it.
Vinyl flooring, like laminate flooring, can be made to look like tiles or even wood so that you can achieve a modern look at a low cost. This material is also perfect for your conservatory as its non-slip surface makes it safe for children and clumsy adults. The appearance of the material can give a conservatory an elegant and warm ambience.
Engineered flooring is a relatively new material that is becoming increasingly popular for homeowners to install in their conservatory. The flooring is made by bonding together multiple layers of wood, which is then finished with a solid wood top layer. Engineered flooring is a great alternative to wood as it is cheaper yet still has a crisp and warm appearance. Although it is a great alternative to wood, it still has the same qualities as wooden flooring, meaning that it can still swell and shrink over time. Moisture seeps into the flooring and temperature change can cause the engineered material to shrink and expand. Wooden flooring is less likely to keep its colour and will most likely need to be replaced over time, whereas engineered flooring has been designed to have the same appearance as a wooden floor, but is able to last longer.
Although there is a risk of cracking in engineered flooring, this is most commonly found when your conservatory is old or ill-fitted. By ensuring that you have the best-fitted conservatory in Milton Keynes, problems with moisture should not occur. Therefore, when planning to build a conservatory, make sure that you do your research on building companies to ensure that you are getting the best quality and service.
For more information on engineered flooring, take a look at Flooring Direct
There is no doubt that stone flooring is both elegant and sophisticated with its rich natural appearance. There are a wide variety of different natural colours and textures that you can choose from. Along with this, there is also a wide range of designs that you can play with when it comes to laying the floor. For example, you could use different sized stones to create a textured look and make a statement with your flooring.
While stone flooring looks good, it can also keep your room cool in the hotter months as stone tends to reflect heat rather than absorb it. Having stone flooring can also turn your conservatory it the centrepiece of your home, making it less of an extension and incorporating more into the home. As other materials need maintenance every now and then, stone will have the same appearance in ten years time as it did when it was first fitted. For this reason, stone is the perfect long-term solution to a conservatory as it remains elegant and stunning.
Stone is not affected by moisture or temperature changes, and cracks are an extremely rare occurrence. So, unlike other flooring materials, stone maintains its stunning appearance and very rarely weathers. For a conservatory that looks excellently beautiful, stone is the perfect classy addition.
Conservatories are more likely to face drastic changes as they are often installed with a glass roof which allows UV rays to enter the room. However, much like stone, tiles are a very good option for conservatory flooring. This is because it can keep you conservatory cool, it’s easy to maintain, and it looks fantastic. There are an endless amount of styles, sizes and designs that you can choose from. Like stone, you can decide to have different sized tiles placed together to make a pattern. For a more contemporary look, you could also choose two different colour tiles to alternate in a line to create a stunning contrast look.
Now It Time To Consider More
When designing your conservatory, you should always incorporate the material you wish to use for the flooring. It can be a costly affair if it is fitted wrong or you do not like the design once it has been layed. If you are worried about committing to a specific flooring, then take a look at Ideal Homes inspiring floor design ideas. Also consider other factors such as:
- Will it regulate heat?
- Is there a door leading into the garden? (carpet is not a good idea where there is a risk of mud entering the room)
- How to you intend of using the space?
- what look are you aiming for?
- What is your budget?
Ensuring that you know the answers to these questions will make finding the perfect flooring for your conservatory much easier. Considering factors around the conservatory rather than just the conservatory itself, can have a big impact on the decision that you make. For example, if your conservatory is attached to a room with stone flooring, you may want to you the same material so that the house flows.