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The dos and don’ts of choosing flooring for a conservatory

For many people, the modern conservatory is the perfect way to create more space in your home without the need for relocation, providing you with a perfect place to soak up the sun in the warmer months of the year. What’s more, in 60% of cases you don’t require planning permission to have one built and they can add a great deal of value to your property if executed properly.

When it comes to the flooring in your conservatory, it’s important that you think carefully about which option you choose. Wooden flooring is one of the most attractive and timeless types of flooring out there but sadly it’s not always the best option for a conservatory setting. This is because the heat in a conservatory can fluctuate from hot to cold which spells bad news for wooden floors.  Under the stress of temperature fluctuations wood will naturally expand and contract which can eventually lead to cracking and warping, ruining your wonderful flooring. If you have your heart set on the rustic beauty of a wooden floor then your best bet is to opt for an engineered wooden floor instead which closely mimics the look and feel of a wooden floor but has less of the vulnerabilities that make wooden flooring unsuitable for a conservatory.

Carpet is a popular option throughout our homes and is suited to almost every room in the home and the conservatory is no different. Carpets might be tougher to clean but they are comfortable and warm which might make it more likely for your conservatory to get usage in the colder months of the year as it will hold the heat much better than some other types of flooring. The only downside for choosing carpet in a conservatory is that carpet fibres can show up dirt quite easily. Because of this you might want to have a doormat to catch any debris on the way in and out.

Vinyl flooring is another popular option for home owners – due in part to its low maintenance properties. Vinyl flooring just needs a good sweep or dry mop, so you don’t have to worry about treading in soil and dirt from the garden as you can just wipe it away. However, that said vinyl flooring can be susceptible to strong sunshine so think carefully before you place it in a south facing conservatory.

Another type of flooring which you might consider for a conservatory is that of laminate flooring. Laminate flooring is easy to clean, available in a wide range of different styles and is a cost effective choice. While laminate flooring is a good option for conservatories, particularly if you are trying to save money, it is important not to skimp too much on the cost. Quality laminate flooring is less likely to fade in the abundance of sunlight that your conservatory receives and should come with a long warrantee.
  
Our team at Lincolnshire Flooring can help you to find the perfect type of flooring for your conservatory. For help and advice please call us on 01522 524374 or visit us at our show room on Outer Circle Road, Lincoln.

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