Flooring Ideas For Your DIY Conservatory
A large part of the DIY conservatory build is going to be deciding on the floor type. Below is a list of flooring options you may consider using within the build.
Natural wood may not be the best choice for your new conservatory due to the fact it can warp in extreme temperatures. But if natural wood flooring is fitted you need to allow for expansion which will naturally occur when the temperature changes in the room.
Fitting good quality laminate which looks like real wood is an alternative to using real wood however it may not as long lasting. It too will expand and contract in different temperatures.
A good eco alternative to wood as it grows so quickly. Bamboo is a grass and can be harvested every 3 – 5 years unlike wood which would be around 15-25 years. The bamboo darkens in colour over time and is a tough hard wearing floor option. A environmentally friendly option.
There are a choice of natural stones to choose from; granite, slate, marble, sandstone and limestone all will give the conservatory floor a luxurious finish. Once the stone has been sealed it will create a long lasting and unique look. Each tile has its own fabulous colouring so no two tiles will ever look the same. The stones can be rather cold so under floor heating is a good choice or you could install floor insulation to help overcome this. This is the most expensive flooring you can use but the results are simply stunning.
If you can’t afford the natural stone tiles then using ceramic tiles like quarry, terracotta and porcelain floor tiles is another option to consider. They are practical and warmer than natural stone. Easy to lay and hard wearing.
Like bamboo linoleum floor is an environmentally friendly products, as it is made of linseed oil and natural substances like wood flour. It is also a very cheap product to buy so is also a cost effective solution if you are looking to save some money. It is easy to clean and is durable. Lino’s are available in a variety of designs and finishes.
Not a popular choice due to the fact that it will tend to get dirty and in the summer will be rather warm. Laying a rug on the flooring options above to add some warmth and comfort under foot is a better solution.