If you’re thinking about extending your home with a stunning orangery, there are a number of important things to consider, including the layout, size, direction, and purpose. And there are also practical concerns. One of the key practicalities to consider is the type of flooring you opt for inside your new orangery. But what are the central considerations when choosing flooring for your orangery? Well, here at Inspired Spaces, we are Manchester’s leading orangery experts. We install fully flexible and custom build sun rooms and orangeries, designed to suit your home, and your specific requirements. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about orangery flooring types.

Different types of orangery flooring

Flooring options for your orangery can include:

  • Hardwood floors
  • Tiles
  • Solid stone
  • Carpet
  • Lino

Each of these bring their own advantages and disadvantages, and so its important to evaluate each flooring type in line with the central considerations for your orangery.

Important considerations when choosing flooring for your orangery

Your orangery flooring needs to have particular qualities, but these required qualities will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • The purpose of your orangery- if your orangery is to be a bedroom or living room, you might be more inclined to choose carpet, lino or laminate flooring, because of the ease of cleaning and the underfoot comfort. However, for orangeries that are designed to bridge the gap between the inside and the garden space, carpet can easily become stained and dirty, while lino and laminate may not offer the necessary durability and waterproof qualities that are needed for wet muddy boots. As a result, whichever type of flooring you choose, this should be based on your own requirements for the overall purpose of the orangery.
  • The style of your property- you might want your orangery to flow visually with the rest of your property. So depending on where you positing your orangery, and what you use it for, your type of flooring may be determined by the interior design. For some properties, hardwood flooring can be a stunning addition, and really help fit the theme of the space. However, with a lot of natural light in an orangery, you need to make sure you choose a hardwood option that will not become discolored by a lot of sunlight and UV rays. Solid stone can be another choice which is visually stunning, but can need some maintenance including sealing and waterproofing to protect your home. Timber effect and stone effect tiles can be a great compromise in this instance.

For more information or for professional advice about your new orangery get in touch with the team today, here at Inspired Spaces.

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