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A crucial component of any conservatory is the flooring, which will play a key role in how much value you can get out of your new investment. With so much time and money put into planning and creating this new part of your home, you will want to weigh up the pros and cons of the various flooring options available.
This is also an exciting time as you get to decorate a brand new space quite literally from the ground up, transforming your home in the process. To find out what the best flooring choices for your conservatory are, read on to see what we believe to be the top five.
A more cost effective option for homeowners who want to replicate the look of real wood while not paying the higher prices. It is also an easy flooring solution that can be easily installed into a conservatory.
Laminate is both resistant to heat and UV rays which is a common occurrence in conservatories, especially when intensified by the surrounding glass. As a low maintenance material laminate flooring is also easier to clean away any mud or dirt transferred from the garden outside.
Carpet tiles were once seen as being old fashion and dated but modern technology has allowed them to become more relevant due to the wide variance of designs and styles available. With so many colours and patterns to choose from, combined with various carpet textures, this is an extremely cost effective option.
Replacing carpet tiles is a very easy process as each tile can be removed and a new one installed without hassle. Carpet tiles will really reveal their benefits during the winter, creating a cosier atmosphere while also remaining durable and hard-wearing.
Engineered wood flooring
Real wood was once used in the conservatories but fell out of favour due to not only its cost but low levels of performance. The fluctuation of temperatures leads to contraction and expansion of the material which invariably creates splitting and warping, making it a very high maintenance option.
However, the introduced of engineered wood has begun to change all of that. This involves bonding together several layers of wood finished off with a layer of real wood on top. It responds much better to changing temperatures and as such requires much less maintenance.
Equally easy to install as it is to maintain, linoleum fits into a conservatory space perfectly. It is also a very eco-friendly flooring solution because it is made from completely natural and recyclable materials, helping homeowners to offer a contribution to the environment.
Linoleum also doesn’t retain heat which makes it a good fit for the summer when temperatures inside a conservatory are at their highest. The material also heats up quickly if underfloor heating is used during the winter.
Natural stone such as slate, limestone, marble, sandstone and granite add a luxurious touch to the conservatory floor once installed. It’s a cooler choice for the summer period although more maintenance will be required over time, such as resealing and dealing with scratches and marks.
Whether glazed ceramic, porcelain or terracotta, these tiles come in a range of styles and are extremely durable, which is good news for those who use the conservatory on a regular basis. Maintenance is mostly low level and the costs remain affordable for almost anyone.