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Flooring for Conservatories

A conservatory is usually used as a place to relax and unwind so you will want luxury flooring that can withstand the demanding conditions.  Conservatories have a large number of windows and roof glazing so the temperatures inside can vary greatly.  In the summer months the humidity and temperatures can rise significantly.  Whereas, in the wintertime the room can become very cold with a low humidity.  You will need a floor that can cope with these extreme changing conditions.

 

Can I use hardwood flooring in my conservatory?

Yes, you can use hardwood flooring in your conservatory.  It will need to be engineered hardwood (not solid wood), as this is more stable and effective in coping with changes in temperature.  Planks of engineered wood flooring have been developed and designed to be able to adapt to their surroundings without becoming damaged. There are many colours and styles of engineered wood flooring to choose from, so there is sure to be something to suit your conservatory.

For more information, have a look at the following article: A Guide to Engineered Wood Flooring.

Engineered Wood Flooring - Charnwood Oak

What other floors are good for a conservatory?

Generally, people opt for a hard floor covering in a conservatory, like tiles, slate, wood or LVT.  Carpets are very rarely use as they can easily fade in direct sunlight.  Here are some other types of flooring that we think look great in a conservatory:

Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo is a natural but stable product so can easily withstand the fluctuations in temperature and humidity.  The added bonus is that you are getting an eco-friendly and sustainable floor at the same time.  If you opt for strand woven bamboo flooring then you are also getting one of the hardest natural floor coverings around.

Strand Woven Bamboo - Solid Carbonised

LVT

LVT is short for Luxury Vinyl Tiles. These are a great alternative to real wood or bamboo flooring.  They are a vinyl floor covering that has been designed to look like wood or stone tiles.  LVT is becoming more and more popular with homeowners as it is authentic looking at an affordable price.

LVT Pine Effect Flooring
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