Many homeowners utilise their conservatory as somewhere comfortable they can relax, and get away from the stresses of the day. However, the majority of the time, customers will often say that their conservatory is not suitable for all-year-round use. Conservatories can get too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer, meaning that the use of the space is limited. However, that is only the case if you don’t choose the best flooring.

Spending time in your conservatory

Here at Hereward Carpets, we know homeowners want to use their whole home all the time. This shouldn’t be limited by the weather outside. This is why we look at the best flooring options for your conservatory below. These flooring options will make it possible to use your conservatory throughout the year, regardless of what the Great British weather is doing outside. Whether you have a brand-new conservatory or looking to simply refresh an old and tired-looking conservatory floor. These flooring ideas will help. 

When choosing your conservatory floor, you want to choose something that you like. However, you need to think about how much sunlight the room and flooring will get. Some flooring options are more prone to bleaching or fading from the UV rays of the sun.

Conservatories often lead to gardens too. This is great for getting out into the garden easily and creates more space for hosting a garden party and BBQ well into the later hours of the evening in the summer months. However, when it comes to the wet and winter months, Conservatory floors can get a lot of mud, water and other debris trodden onto them. The wrong flooring choice could create a hard-to-clean and maintain space. 

You might also have or are considering underfloor heating, so the room can be enjoyed on the coldest of days. In this case, make sure you check the flooring you choose is suitable for underfloor heating.

Which flooring is best for my needs 

Laminate flooring is a popular option for conservatories. This is because it is water-resistant and compatible with underfloor heating systems. It is also a durable and cost-effective flooring material that is easy to clean and maintain. 

Vinyl flooring is another good option for conservatories. It is hard-wearing and easy to clean, which is ideal. Vinyl has a strong resistance to temperature and moisture and is a little softer underfoot with its cushion backing. The only drawback to vinyl flooring is that the subfloor needs to be perfectly smooth and glass-like. We also recommend fully sticking the vinyl flooring if the area is over 12sm and the room has furniture. 

LVT is fast becoming a popular option as it is softer and quieter underfoot, and it is 100% waterproof. Meaning you can mop and steam clean this flooring. Making maintenance very easy is key to an easier way of living. With many colour options, and fitted in straight planks or herringbone designs, there is something for everyone. Again the subfloor must be smooth. 

Carpeting your conservatory is of course another option. Carpet will certainly make the space feel more cosy, but can be a dirt trapper and harder to clean and maintain. We would definitely recommend avoiding carpets with any wool content as the dyed wool fibres will bleach in the sun’s UV rays. A suitable solution to minimising the mud and debris transfer from shoes is to have inset door matting fitted.    

Finding the best solution 

If you’re looking for a flooring option that not only looks great but can be used throughout the entire year, give us a call or pop into our showroom. We also offer a free measuring service. We can pop over, discuss your requirements, and assess the subfloor for your chosen flooring, we also offer the fitting service. 

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