Choosing the Right Flooring for your Conservatory
Conservatories come in all shapes and sizes and can provide the perfect place to relax and enjoy a view of the garden from the comfort of the indoors. But conservatories can be very sensitive to weather conditions, and that’s why choosing the right flooring solution is crucial, not only for comfort but for longevity too.
There are a few things you need to keep in mind when choosing flooring for your conservatory. Temperature, humidity and the amount of direct sunlight can all have an effect on your flooring solution, with common issues including discolouration, warping and delamination - so it’s really important to speak to your fitter to discuss these issues and find a solution that’s suitable. Another thing to bear in mind is the location of the conservatory - if the conservatory leads into the garden, you’ll want to choose a floor that is easy to clean, to ensure dirt and mud don’t get trodden through your home.
In this blog, we’ll take a look at the reasons you need to choose your conservatory flooring carefully, along with looking at the options available and finally, what products are trending right now.
What options are available?
There are many flooring options available to choose from such as carpet, laminate, solid wood/stone and luxury vinyl tile. Each of these options come with pros and cons - especially with a conservatory installation in mind, for example, whilst carpet helps to keep your conservatory warmer, it isn’t a great solution in terms of longevity - as it can get damp and dirty as you come in and out of the house. Our top choice (of course!) is LVT - much warmer underfoot than solid wood and laminate, and much easier to clean and maintain than carpet, it makes a great option for conservatories.
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
LVT is very practical due to its resilient nature. It copes well with temperature change, moisture, and daily wear and tear, you’ll find yourself spending less time looking after your extended space and more time enjoying it. Furthermore, it’s also easy to clean, meaning any accidental spills can be easily wiped away and any dirty footprints can be cleaned up in an instant. It’s also one of the most suitable conservatory flooring choices. We all know how much the temperature in the conservatory can fluctuate, but LVT floors have a high level of resistance to changes in temperature, making them a really practical solution.
Our SPC Click - Heartridge range is suitable for conservatory installations. Due to the makeup of the Stone Polymer Composite, it doesn’t shrink or contract in the heat like other flooring types such as laminate flooring and it comes with a 0.7mm wear layer, making it highly durable and great for high traffic areas, offering true longevity. It also comes with a lifetime residential warranty for your peace of mind.
Distinctive Flooring - Heartridge: Coppice
Our beautiful Hertridge collections will help you to achieve an authentic appearance for just a fraction of the cost. It is often referred to as being ‘beautiful yet hard-wearing’. This is due to it having a stunning and vibrant finish. To top it off, our Heartridge range offers a huge range of design choice, coming in 12 colours, allowing you to get the right shade for your living space.
Once your flooring is in place, it’s time to start work on the wider decor. There’s no right or wrong way to decorate your conservatory - but we love light and airy design themes, which help you to enhance the calm and relaxing vibe of your conservatory space. The key thing to keep in mind is to ensure that your furniture and colour scheme will work together harmoniously.
Generally, conservatories are exposed to plenty of light, so opting for a darker flooring shade works perfectly, coming across effortlessly clean and smart whilst adding an element of moodiness. Team the flooring up with some minimalistic furniture to continue the contemporary feel throughout.
If neutrals are more your thing, then adding a pop of colour can work beautifully. Once you have a natural base you can add in colour through soft furnishings, ornaments and wall art, which is great if you like to change up your home interior frequently. Your conservatory can be transformed from a calming and elegant space to one of colour and vibrant by simply changing the pillows, lamp or rug.
Home plants are really trending now in pretty much every room around the house, and there is no exception for our conservatories. Having an informal display of plants, pots and will instantly give your conservatory an instant sense of character.
Distinctive Flooring - Teeter
If you’re looking to renovate or add an extension on to your home, don’t forget to consider the most suitable flooring options for your daily needs. Explore and discover your favourite flooring option from our range of collections here and don’t forget to share your photos with us via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest.