We have put together some flooring tips for your garage conversion. They are becoming more and more popular as homeowners look for ways to add more living space to their existing homes. 

One of the decisions you will need to make for your garage conversion is the flooring. This is where our blog post can help. These tips will help ensure you get the right flooring for your home, needs and budget.

Firstly, you need to think about what the garage conversion will be used for. This will help you choose the best flooring. For example, if the garage conversion will be a home gym, you may prefer vinyl flooring to carpet. However, if it’s a bedroom or a guest suite, then a carpet floor for your garage could be ideal.

Cosy surroundings

Carpet is one of the most popular flooring options for garage conversions. This is because it is soft and cosy underfoot. Again, you need to consider the use of your garage, to ensure carpet is the right flooring for the room. If you are opting for carpet, you will need to think about the additional accessories needed and the best underlay to offer sound and heat insulation. This will then help give your carpet a longer lifespan. However, it can add to the cost of your garage conversion.

A popular carpet option for a cosy snug is Magnificus Supreme or Severus. Boasting a 20-year wear warranty and a sink-your-toes-in underfoot feeling. Both have beautiful and timeless colour banks to ensure that you can mix and match your decor without changing your carpet. 

LVT for the busiest of spaces

Luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) are also a good flooring option for your garage conversion. They are adaptable but can also mimic the look of any flooring material with ease. The vast collection we have in our showroom offers wood planks, tiles, and herringbone designs. For example, the Camaro Rigid Core by Polyflor offers a stunning collection of 30 shades – you’re spoilt for choice.

The great thing about luxury vinyl tiles is that they are low maintenance, waterproof and last the test of time. When properly installed, maintained and cared for, our ranges offer a 20-35 years wear warranty. Withstanding the busiest of lifestyles, LVT flooring is ready for anything. This makes LVT flooring excellent value for money as a garage flooring option.  

The only drawback to LVT is the floor preparation that may be required to have this flooring installed. The subfloor needs to be as smooth as glass for installation. Therefore, if your garage conversion has imperfections, these will need to be rectified, incurring additional costs. 

Laminate flooring for effortless living

Another flooring option to consider for your garage conversion is laminate flooring. Laminate allows you to get the look of timber or tile flooring, at a fraction of the price. It is also warmer underfoot than ceramic tiles and a lot easier to care for and maintain than engineered wood flooring. Effortless living is the key, as there is no laborious sanding and oiling maintenance involved. 

Offering water resistance, laminate flooring has excelled in the flooring industry as it offers fantastic wear warranties with peace of mind that any drinks, or dog bowls spilt will be perfectly fine. Getting to spills within 12-24 hours ensures that the liquid will not pass through the grooves of the planks. 

Think about the natural light in the garage conversion too. Choosing laminate flooring that is too dark for the space will make it look small and encroaching. The lighter the flooring, the larger the space will appear. With beautiful knots and character, laminate flooring can be a real asset to your garage conversion with a smaller price to pay. 

One of our most popular laminate flooring ranges is the Quickstep Impressive range. IM1848 Classic Oak Natural in particular! Offering 20 shades with a 25-year wear warranty, 24-hour water-resistant protection, and a 10-year water warranty. Try the flooring out in your garage conversion before you buy, with the Quickstep Room Viewer. Let the inspiration run wild. 

Our showroom staff are very friendly and can assist you in finding the right flooring for your needs and budget. Pop in today and discuss your project with us and rest assured that we offer a prompt no obligation, free quotation, with free measuring, fitting service, and free fitting aftercare.