There’s nothing quite like a new conservatory for your house – cosy nights in the winter and gorgeous summer days when the weather picks up. Whether you’re planning a new conservatory or are renovating your current one, you’ll want to make sure that you find the best type of flooring. Our collection features many different floor types including waterproof, oak effect, vinyl, engineered wood and more. Browse the full selection below or choose your preferred category. Or for more information on what to look out for, read our guide below.Read more
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What is the best flooring for conservatories?
As with any interior design and décor updates, there’s more to your choice than just what looks best. This is especially true when it comes to the choice for your conservatory. That’s because conservatories often take a lot of footfall, especially if it has patio doors out into a garden space. And because they soak up plenty of sunlight, you’ll also need to make sure your floor is not going to fade over time. To make sure you get a floor that’s going to last, consider the following:
The benefits of laminate for your conservatory:
Click-groove laminate makes a great flooring option for your conservatory. Most importantly, it’s super easy to install – especially if you choose a click-groove or uniclic style. Check out our video guide above and see just how easily you can lay your own floor. But aside from the installation, there are other benefits.
For one, many laminate options are waterproof ensuring any moisture build-up via condensation or brought in from the garden will not affect the aesthetic. This ensures your floor won’t become damaged or swell due to moisture. What’s more, plenty of FDF flooring comes with a 20-year warranty, providing real peace-of-mind when you purchase.
Why consider engineered wood?
This type of flooring is super popular for conservatories because of its durability and aesthetic qualities. This flooring is made of plywood with a real layer of wood on top. This ensures you get the style of real wood at a cheaper price.
It’s also more environmentally-friendly and is easily repaired if it ever does become damaged. You can merely sand away any stains or scratches and refinish with a lacquer or oil. This is important in conservatories that lead onto a garden as there’ll likely be a lot of footfall during the warmer months.
In terms of style, you can find many options. From white oak to nude, smoke-stained to golden or grey, you can cater your choice to your current interior or any planned décor changes.
What about vinyl?
Another popular choice, vinyl for your conservatory has a number of benefits. It’s often stainproof and waterproof, making upkeep super easy. Just wipe clean any stains or spillages. If you do choose vinyl, make sure you use protectors underneath any furniture to prevent any imprints. It’s also worth using a doormat to limit any dirt getting in.
The most significant benefit of this type of floor for your conservatory is the price. Because of the low production cost, it’s often the cheapest available. What’s more, you can usually find this type of flooring which imitates more expensive choices. So, if you like the look of oak but can’t quite afford it, consider oak-effect vinyl instead. The same can be said for tile-effects, rhino-floor styles and Aspin.
Does conservatory flooring fade in sunlight?
A significant consideration for spaces which are open to sunlight is how that light will affect the floor. Clearly, you don’t want to invest in a floor that will fade because of direct sun. The good news is that at FDF our floors come with incredible warranties. Depending on the type of floor, you’ll find warranties anywhere from 10 years to 20 years and beyond. For more information on the warranty of each floor for conservatories, be sure to check the description on the product page or get in touch with our sales team.
Conservatory flooring ideas
If you plan to use your conservatory all year round – which you definitely should! – consider a flooring type that allows for underfloor heating. Our great laminate options are often the best for this and can help you enjoy winter mornings in the comfort of a cosy conservatory. In summer, simply turn off the heating and you can use the space as a connector from garden to indoors – especially if you have patio doors.
Consider lighter colours like grey and white to maximise the space in your conservatory. These colours are great at making a room feel bigger than it really is. On the other hand, if your conservatory already feels big, look for a classic wood style which will provide an elegant finish.
Whatever your requirements, get in touch with our friendly team who can offer the best conservatory flooring advice. Call now on 0330 100 00 15.