View Archive Conservatory Flooring 4 October 2011

Deciding on conservatory flooring and conservatory furniture may possibly be more difficult compared to any other room inside the house. Just like any investment, it is vital you participate in a little investigation before any purchase is made to make certain the flooring you opt for will be the correct solution for you.  Circumstances in conservatories may well be particularly different to those throughout the remainder of the home and the flooring you decide upon may need to reflect this difference.

Among the first issues should be how the conservatory will be used. Whilst some are used as a second lounge area or TV room, they can be used as an outdoor room, which happens to be an extension of the garden. If your conservatory will most likely be used as a garden room, with people walking in and out from the garden regularly, then practicalities should be thought about, as dirt will more than likely be brought in to your home which can be potentially damaging to flooring. Carpet should be discounted as needless to say this would quickly become soiled and damaged and wooden flooring is questionable as it would be in danger of becoming scratched. As a garden room, thoughts also need to be considered with regards to furnishing, with Rattan Conservatory furniture being a modern contemporary look, which can be carried through into the garden area for a unified style.

More favoured functional options include stone or slate floors as well as vinyl for an inexpensive selection, which can withstand the day to day challenges of the location. Furthermore it may be important to consider that any conservatory which leads outside needs to have a heavy duty mat to eliminate the majority of the dirt before it can be dumped all over the floor.

Wooden flooring is often not suitable for conservatories for the simple reason that direct sunlight can fade areas of the flooring, which receive more of the suns rays than others.  Fluctuations in temperature should also be considered, as temperatures during the summer in a conservatory are far higher than in a houseroom, and likewise during the winter months the temperature is far colder. This situation has a direct impact in the flooring you consider as alterations in temperature and moisture can lead to wooden flooring being prone to expanding and contracting and big changes in temperature may mean large fluctuations within the floor.

Engineered flooring is often a good option, as it does not tend to expand and contract the same way wooden flooring options do. It also provides a nice firm base for modern conservatory furniture to fit with, whilst offering a traditional look to most conservatories. Stone and tile are fantastic alternatives in the summer if you have a south-facing conservatory, however be warned in the winter they can help to contribute to the cold feeling within the room.