Can I install a wooden floor in my conservatory?

Can I install a wooden floor in my conservatory?

This entry was posted on July 21, 2015 by Chris Elliott

Yes, you can install a wooden floor in a conservatory but it must be engineered hardwood as this can withstand the fluctuations in temperature that are inevitable in a conservatory or rooms with large amounts of glazing.


Engineered hardwood flooring is a great alternative to solid hardwood flooring as it is more dimensionally stable, is generally less costly, and it is very difficult to differentiate between the two once they have been installed, so it will still give you the luxury and timeless appeal of a wooden floor. The construction of engineered wood flooring means that it provides more stability and resistance to any variations in temperature, humidity and moisture.  The top layer (or wear layer) of the engineered wood flooring is real wood, so it still looks and feels like a solid wood floor, but has the benefit of strength and stability which comes from the plywood base layers which run perpendicular to the top layer. 

Engineered hardwood flooring cross sectionFor more information on engineered wood flooring, see our articles: ‘Advantages of engineered wood flooring or ‘What is engineered wood flooring?’