Designing a new conservatory? Make sure you choose the right conservatory floor by checking our conservatory flooring ideas here.
Wooden conservatory flooring
Natural wood may not be a brilliant choice for your conservatory floor because it can warp in extreme temperatures. Engineered wood, however, is much more durable and can withstand both heat and moisture.
Laminate flooring for the conservatory
Good laminate flooring can be made to resemble real wooden flooring, but costs a fraction of the price. However, laying laminate flooring may not be the most long-lasting option, because changes in temperature can cause it to expand and contract.
Ceramic conservatory floor tiles
If you can’t afford stone of want something with a warmer look, consider choosing ceramic tiles for your conservatory floor – they can even be made to look like natural stone:
- Terracotta tiles are made thicker to be more durable, this also means they retain heat well but they are also more prone to scratching.
- Porcelain floor tiles, on the other hand, are the hardest type of man-made tile and don’t require sealing, so you’ll certainly get a long-lasting floor if you choose this option.
- Quarry tiles are another alternative, and come in natural shades of grey, red and brown.
Linoleum conservatory floors
Installing lino is an eco-friendly flooring option since it’s made from linseed oil and natural substances like wood flour with a canvas backing. Lino is also cheap, antibacterial, durable and easy to clean.
This may seem like an unconventional choice, but bamboo is a good eco-alternative to wood because it grows so quickly and therefore stocks are easily replenished. Bamboo naturally darkens in colour over time and if you’re after a tough, unusual type of conservatory floor, this could be the choice for you.
Natural stone conservatory flooring
Stone is a great choice for your conservatory flooring, once sealed it is extremely hard-wearing and each piece has its own colouring and pattern, so is entirely unique. Choose from the following types of stone for your conservatory flooring:
While natural stone flooring looks luxurious, it’s also the most expensive type of conservatory flooring you can choose. Stone can also be very cold, so it’s a good idea to install conservatory floor insulation or underfloor heating to combat this.
Carpet for conservatories
You could, of course, buck convention by carpeting your conservatory floor. This will make it a warmer space – however it will be hot in summer and will probably get messy if you plan to use your conservatory as a gateway to your garden.