What is the best flooring for a conservatory?

July 28, 2021
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The use of conservatories have changed, originally they were created to allow more light into your house, now, people use them as small living rooms, a place to study or work, or even just to revel in some peace and quiet. Depending on your conservatories use, different types of flooring may be better suited for this room in your home. To make the most of your conservatory, you need to make sure your choice of flooring is the right choice to suit all conditions year-round, whether its in the hot summer months or the cold and wet winters. If you’ve had a recently new conservatory built or if you are looking to give your conservatory a much-needed makeover, you will need to decide on which flooring option will suit you and your room best. If you’re not sure what is best to have in your conservatory, maybe the below can help you.


More times than not, conservatories lead out to back gardens, and if you have a busy household with children or pets, you can guarantee there will be a trail of muddy paw prints or footprints leading back into the home. If that is a regular occurrence, you want flooring that is easy to maintain, easy to clean with no fuss. Laminate flooring is probably one of the better cost-effective solutions for such situations.


If your conservatory is for relaxing in with a book or some calm peaceful time to yourself with a cuppa tea, you’re after comfort. The feel of lush thick carpet under your feet can work wonders.
When choosing a carpet for your conservatory, you may need to ask about what type of carpet you need as some carpets can lose their colour under the glare of sunlight. To avoid any carpet colour fading in certain areas and not others due to furniture placement, you can move your furniture periodically. If your conservatory follows through from the kitchen area, carpet may not be the best choice as any spillages could cause damage, you can check out our carpet care article should you ever need to get out any stains.

Solid Wood

Natural wood floors don’t do well in rooms that deal with a lot of temperature changes; under sudden changes in temperature natural wood contracts and expands which can cause it to move and shift and it might feel uneven underfoot. However, if your heart is set on having wooden flooring in your conservatory, we would recommend engineered boards.
Engineered boards have a multi-layer construction. The top layer features solid wood. The bottom layers contain the engineered boards, this will prevent your flooring from moving under those sudden temperature changes.

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Luxury vinyl tile is another ideal choice for a multiple-use conservatory. Being waterproof, easy to clean and maintain, and withstanding any spillages, can provide a smart and stylish floor. Luxury vinyl tile can resemble many different materials from wood to stone so you won’t need to fork out big money to get the look you’re after.

In conclusion, the best flooring for your conservatory depends on its use and your taste and style. There are many choices in colours and patterns to suit your needs. Here at QCF Bournemouth we can point you in the right direction and ensure that you make the right choice for yourself and for your conservatory.


We are Quality Carpets and Flooring, who specialise in carpet and vinyl flooring. We cater for both commercial and residential floor coverings in Bournemouth and surrounding areas providing a professional and efficient service, whatever your flooring requirements.

As part of our bespoke service, we will visit your home or premises, establish your needs and advise on the most suitable floor covering for each area - providing you with a competitive, no obligation quote.

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