4 ideas for your conservatory flooring
Which conservatory floor? Here’s our quick guide to some choices.
Whilst it’s not surprising that people pay a lot of attention to the style of conservatory they want before they buy one, it would probably be unusual to be thinking about the type of conservatory flooring at outset.
However, the type of flooring you have in your conservatory can make quite a difference, not only to the look, but also to the enjoyment of the room.
Here we look at 4 ideas for your conservatory flooring.
Using fitted carpets, or even carpet tiles in your conservatory has its’ pros & cons. Having a lovely deep pile luxury carpet in any room is awesome. That soft & warm underfoot feeling just can’t be beaten for some folks.
However, as we all know, luxury carpeting can sometimes be pricey. It can also get dirty and stained quickly, especially with a lot of traffic. Putting shoes on and off when coming in from the back garden can easily be forgotten by the kids (or visitors)
Carpet tiles can be a less expensive option. The floor will still have that “warmness” and for a busy room carpet tiles could be ideal.
2. Vinyl conservatory floor tiles
Vinyl conservatory floor tiles offer a huge range of design choice and are not as cold to the touch as ceramic or stone tiles.
Very easy to clean, and known to be very difficult to scratch (unlike timber), modern vinyl floor tiles are also made to be slip resistant.
Whilst you can find “cheap & cheerful” options, if you fancy something fancy, then take a look at these designer products.
3. Laminate conservatory floors
A really good all-round solution for your conservatory. Laminate flooring is attractive, hard wearing “warm to the touch” easily fitted and not excessively expensive.
It’s also resistant to fading from direct sunlight, which in a glass sided conservatory is something to seriously consider.
A popular covering that mimics the look of timber but without the downsides of maintenance or susceptibility to damage. Laminate flooring is very tough.
“Every-day” laminate floor can be found from suppliers like https://www.floorsdirectltd.co.uk/laminate-flooring.html or https://www.bestatflooring.co.uk/laminate-flooring/ for under £8:00 per M2 .
If you want to go a bit more upmarket, then you can look at the following suppliers:
4. Ceramic tiles
Ceramic floor tiles have long been the basic covering of many a conservatory floor. Easy to fit, not excessively costly, super hard wearing and long lasting.
There are literally thousands of different options for ceramic floor tiles and you can’t really go wrong with using them for your conservatory.
Throw a few rugs over them to “soften” the room up or leave them bare to cope with children running amok.
In terms of buying ceramic tiles, you could drop down your local B&Q to look at what they have https://www.diy.com/departments/flooring-tiling/tiles/floor-tiles/DIY566462.cat#icamp=T_C_FT_LHN
Or take a look at these for some ideas
Other considerations to bear in mind
One factor that can be a big influence is of course your budget, likewise, it’s also important to consider what the primary use of your conservatory is going to be.
It’s no good using carpet in a kitchen conservatory, equally, a childs playroom with a ceramic tiled floor may be somewhat hard & cold.
Carpeting the floor means you have to take a lot more time to keep it clean. Laminates & Vinyl are the complete opposite, super easy to keep clean.
Heavy traffic (people going in and out) is going to give a carpet a hard life, but once more, Laminates & Vinyl deal with heavy use easily.
If you have underfloor heating, is your choice of floor covering going to work well with it?
Take some time to think about your flooring before you buy – after all, you will be living with it (hopefully) for a long time.