5 Flooring Options for Your Sunroom
You finally decided to either expand your outdoor living space with a new sunroom or to renovate an existing one. Now it’s time to choose your flooring. Let us offer some help in deciding what type of flooring will best suit your family’s needs.
The first and most important question is ‘what is the purpose of your sunroom’? Will it be a children’s playroom, a quiet space for reading and reflection, or a room to house your new hot tub? Knowing what type of function this space will serve will definitely be helpful in choosing the right flooring for your new or revamped space.
A few important things to consider when choosing your new floors are heat-gain, fade-resistance, and water-resistance. Having hot floors in the summer or cold in cooler temperatures, damp floors susceptible to mildew or mold during damp weather or floors that fade from sun exposure are not ideal scenarios.
Here are the most common flooring options for your sunroom with some things to consider.
Laminate flooring comes in a variety of finishes, from wood to tile to stone, so you’re guaranteed to find just the right look for your sunroom. The best part about laminate is that it’s generally cheaper than hardwood and is often much easier to install. Just make sure that the brand you choose is UV protected to avoid early fading from exposure.
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Hardwood floors always lend an elegant and traditional touch to any room. With so many options available, you are sure to find the perfect colour and style to match your design taste. Choosing lighter stains with more texture can diminish the appearance of fading, wear and tear. You can always put down a sturdy indoor/outdoor rug to help protect your floors and keep them looking great for years to come.
Tile is always a great option with hundreds of colours, textures, and styles to choose from. The possibilities for designing a totally custom, stylish space are endless. Highly durable and useful in moderating temperatures in warmer seasons, tile can be cold in cooler temperatures.
Concrete floors have become super trendy lately. With so many different ways to customize the look with painting, stamping, and staining, your inner designer can run wild with the possibilities. Concrete cleans up nicely but can be slippery when wet. So, if this room is for your new hot tub, you might want to think again if you were considering concrete.
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Carpet is great as it does not hold the heat in summer and stays warmer in the cooler months. Most carpet suitable for a sunroom is durable enough to endure higher traffic and may even be fade resistant. However, in damp conditions, mold can be an issue, so going with an indoor/outdoor carpet would be the best choice here.
One thing to remember is all flooring has its pros and cons, so at the end of the day, it’s all about picking the flooring that will work best for you and your family.
For more helpful tips on flooring options for your sunroom, contact Tropical Sunrooms at 1-800-265-2184.