From spring to fall, a sunroom allows you to enjoy the great outdoors in the comfort of your home. Whether you want your sunroom to be a relaxing place to read a book, create an indoor garden, a space filled with natural light to work out, or use it as a room to dine in, host parties, or watch movies with the families, it’s all possible. Sunrooms have customizable options such as windows, ceiling fans, roofs, and outlets. However, many people overlook sunroom flooring. A sunroom’s slight exposure to nature makes it vital to choose the right floor. Your sunroom flooring should withstand moisture, heat, cold, and sun while resisting scratching, peeling, fading, and matching your vision. Here is a list of different sunroom flooring options to consider.
Laminate is resilient and stylish, with elegant finishes and affordable pricing. It consists of a thin, pressed wood board with a repeating printed image of wood fused onto a fiberboard core. You might be envisioning peeling and plastic finishes. However, modern laminate is a collection of durable softwood fibers that mimic the appearance of wood and can withstand heavy foot traffic, people dragging chairs across the floor, and scratches. Laminate floors also come with UV-coated finishes that resist fading when the sun peaks. If you have children and pets, laminate flooring is an excellent option. The only downside to laminate is that it’s not moisture-proof.
Vinyl plank flooring or luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is a synthetic plastic that mimics hardwood or stone. LVT is also resilient and aesthetically pleasing for indoor/outdoor spaces. It’s also waterproof and excellent for humid conditions. One thing to consider about LVT is that you want it to have UV-ray protection. You also want to be selective about your LVT because not all options resist dents and scratches.
Engineered hardwood is one of the best sunroom flooring options because of its affordability. It’s not as expensive as solid hardwood, is easier to clean, durable, and offers as much aesthetic appeal as other sunroom floor types. In addition, engineered hardwood is resistant to humidity and temperature fluctuations because it has a real layer of wood on top. The only downside to engineered hardwood is that it will be more susceptible to swelling if you want to heat your engineered hardwood floor. In this case, solid hardwood is the better option.
Carpet tiles are warm and cozy. When fall comes, you’ll appreciate this floor under your feet. Carpeting gets a bad rep for stains. However, modern carpet tile has come a long way in stain resistance and durability. Also, if you’re trying to convert from hardwood flooring, you don’t have to demolish or remove the original flooring because carpet tile can lay on top of pre-existing flooring. Carpet tile is also inexpensive to replace.
A tile floor is a scuff and scratch-resistant option. It’s a classic and creative choice that can withstand soccer cleats and other impacts. Tile is a go-to for sunroom floors because of its low maintenance. In addition, when a professional correctly grouts tile, it’s waterproof. Tile flooring also comes in unique mosaic options or quarry squares. The only thing to note about tile is that it typically doesn’t like extreme thaw-and-freeze cycles. Also, if you plan to use an elliptical or heavy barbell in your sunroom, other flooring options would be more robust and able to withstand the impact.
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Sunroom design comes with endless options. Therefore, it can be overwhelming to narrow down your choices. However, our sunroom installation experts are here to help you find the best choice for your budget, aesthetic preferences, and lifestyle.
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