What’s the best flooring solution for your conservatory?

Which is the best type of floor covering for conservatories?

So you’ve done the hard part and installed a conservatory you can’t wait to utilise and relax in. However, the final cherry on top of this cake is the type of flooring you choose to have laid down within the extended space. For most people, this is determined by the type of application you plan on using your conservatory for. Popular uses include an extra kitchen, home office, and of course a natural dining area. So, what is the best flooring solution for your conservatory?

Thankfully, we at SEH BAC are perfectly primed to help inform you about this decision, having installed thousands of conservatories all over the UK for years. As such, we’ve put together a breakdown of the three main conservatory flooring contenders!

uPVC P-Shaped conservatory interior view

Laminate flooring for conservatory

Laminate flooring is easy to fit, looks great, and most importantly well-designed to meet the demands of a modern conservatory. This is largely because the laminate panels are highly resistant to heat and UV rays, which of course is very important for flooring that will be regularly exposed to lashings of sunlight. Tiled conservatory roofs ensure this isn’t so much of a worry, but if yours features a glass, polycarbonate roof or roof lantern, laminate flooring is equipped to withstand such high levels of sun.

Other benefits and advantages of laminate flooring are that it’s hard-wearing, meaning that it can handle frequent scrapes and slides. Homeowners get to enjoy the appearance of solid wood, only with it being easy to clean and less maintenance overall. A traditional yet contemporary look is successfully achieved and a cosier feel can always be added by simply popping down a shaggy rug.

  • Resistant to heat and UV Rays
  • Effortless to wipe and clean
  • More affordable than solid wood alternatives
  • Wide range of colours and finishes

Contact a member of the team today for a free no-obligation quote, you won’t lose anything as our quotes are completely cost-free!

Can I put carpet in my conservatory?

Soft carpet in conservatory setting

Though it might seem unorthodox to some, carpet tiles are quickly becoming a popular favourite amongst homeowners that want their conservatory to feel more like a natural part of the property. It’s easily fitted and is relatively affordable when compared to alternative, more conventional conservatory flooring options. They are hard-wearing, feel great for when you want to have a lazy day relaxing in your extended space, and always provide a cosy feel.

With carpet tiles you’re never limited to a concise set of textures and colours as you are with most other conservatory floorings. Picture your perfect colour or even perfect pattern and the likelihood is that it exists out there and can be easily laid down. Cleaning carpet tiles is just a simple case of vacuuming, saving you many hours you would otherwise spend using a mop.

  • Low-cost conservatory flooring option
  • Provides a cosy feel that’s in keeping with other areas of the home
  • Warm feel when entering your conservatory barefoot
  • Wide range of colours and textured styles

Vinyl flooring for conservatory AKA cushion flooring for conservatory

Many of our customers ask: is vinyl flooring suitable for a conservatory? In short, yes it most definitely is! Vinyl flooring in a conservatory can have a surprisingly illuminating effect, especially in those that feature either a glass conservatory roof or glazed roof lantern. This is because it reflects the sun gloriously due to the glossy surface, making the chosen colour pop even when looking in from the outside. Vinyl also helps you to spend less time looking after your extended space and more time enjoying it, thanks to any accidental spills or drips being easily wiped away.

Similar to laminate conservatory flooring, vinyl can evoke the look of tiles or even wood, achieving the traditional appearance for a just a fraction of the cost of the real thing. Vinyl is also one of the safest choices of flooring for your conservatory as it’s virtually non-slip. If you or a loved one are fragile or have a disability, there’s no option with a better grip. Vinyl flooring can be best summed up as ‘beautiful yet hard-wearing’.

  • Stunning and vibrant finish
  • Easy to clean and extremely hard-wearing
  • Virtually non-slip with good grip
  • Wide range of colours and finishes

An open white uPVC french door and classic tiled flooring

Are tiles cheaper than laminate flooring?

Real tiles, e.g. ceramic, slate, glass, stone, etc, are generally more expensive than laminate flooring. The installation of a tiled floor will also cost more, as it is much more labour intensive than laying a laminate floor – which is why laminate flooring is a favourite with DIY enthusiasts across Britain.

How long should a laminate floor last?

Good quality laminate flooring has an average lifespan of 15 to 25 years. Of course, its longevity all depends on the product quality, the standard of installation and the amount of wear and tear it receives.

SEH BAC: Helping honest homeowners complete their dream conservatory

As you can see, there’s plenty of opportunities when it comes to conservatory flooring options, whether you want to prioritise aesthetic, function, or sun resistance. The same can be said for the plethora of conservatory-style options we can offer at SEH BAC. So, for more information feel free to contact a member of our team today either via phone or online message and allow us to help complete your dream conservatory build.

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