What is the best flooring for a conservatory?
Conservatories were traditionally created to allow more sunlight; today, however, their use has changed. They now have a wide range of benefits, from dining, relaxing and working. Depending on the look and feel you prefer and how you use your conservatory, different flooring may be better suited for this room in your home. To make the most of your conservatory, you need to ensure your choice of flooring is up to the task all year round, be it in the hot summer months or the damp cold winters. Whether you have a brand new conservatory or are looking to bring a new lease of life to the room, there are a few things you need to consider before choosing your flooring. So, what is the best flooring for your conservatory? Let’s take a look.
Firstly, if you’re looking for flooring that’s easy to maintain, easy to clean, then laminate flooring is a fantastic choice. For many households, conservatories lead out to back gardens, and if you have children or pets, you can guarantee there will be a trail of muddy paw prints/footprints. Laminate flooring is probably one of the better cost-effective solutions for such situations than wooden or stone flooring.
If the comfort of soft carpet is what you’re after to use the space for relaxing and unwinding after a long day, carpet can provide you with a comfy, cosy feel to your environment with plenty of colour choices to choose from.
When choosing a carpet for your conservatory, make sure the carpet you pick has colourfast properties to ensure that it doesn’t fade in the sunlight. Move your furniture periodically to avoid the carpet fading in specific areas. If you conservatory is next to your kitchen, carpet may not be the best choice as any spillages could cause lasting damage.
The trouble with natural wood floors in a room like a conservatory is the temperature; timber boards contract and expand under sudden changes in temperature. However, if you have your heart set on wooden flooring in your conservatory, your best solution would be to have engineered boards.
Engineered boards can withstand the temperature changes in a conservatory as they have a multi-layer construction. The top layer features solid wood. However, the bottom layers containing the engineered boards won’t move under temperature fluctuations.
Luxury Vinyl Tile
Lastly, luxury vinyl tile like laminate, is a perfect choice for a conservatory as it’s completely waterproof, easy to clean and maintain, and can withstand any spillages. It can provide a smart and stylish floor, and can also resemble materials like timber or stone with less cost.
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.