5 Great Flooring Ideas for Your New Garden Room
14th May 2020
Choosing a flooring type for your garden room is just as important as choosing one for your home. You want this extension of your garden to be comfortable, to be welcoming, to suit your own design tastes and also functional.
Here we take a look at 5 flooring ideas that can really work for your new garden room.
Laminate is probably one of the most popular and also the most durable options for your garden room. Gone are the days of cheap, poor quality and thin wood. Today’s laminates look so much like real wood, they are built to last and are very easy to lay in any room. It is an affordable way of getting that desirable wooden effect with very little maintenance.
Real Wood Floor
Real wood floors are truly stunning. However, when you have a choice between softwood and hardwood we would highly recommend a hardwood every time. They are durable, warm, thick and look classy. The downside of choosing this flooring option is, of course, the price. With quality comes a high price tag but you do need to look at this as an investment which will last you years to come. In terms of maintenance, you will need to be careful about scratching the wood or dropping items onto it as it can mark quite easily but then on the flip side of this, it does give it a more lived-in or rustic feel. If you choose an untreated wood, you will need to apply your own varnish and/or wax. This may need regular treatment depending on how often your room is used. If you go for a wooden floor with a finish on top, this will provide extra protection. You will also need to clean this floor with a cleaner made specifically for real wood.
Tiling is also a very durable flooring choice and the look they give can also be timeless. No matter how many years go by, tiles will never get boring. With a wide variety of styles, sizes and patterns now available on the market, you are truly spoilt for choice in this department. You could even have a different tile design in each area of your garden cabin. In terms of care, tiles are incredibly easy to look after and with a wipe-clean you are pretty much done. The only downside is that it can be cold underfoot and if you want to use your garden room in the winter you may want to invest in some rugs to cover the floor in the areas where you may be sitting in order to provide yourself and guests a little warmth.
When we hear the word vinyl we often think of outdated, ugly kitchen floors that shouldn’t even be considered today but, in fact, just like laminate flooring, this type of flooring has come on leaps and bounds over the years. Not only is it more durable than before, but it is also warm, easy to lay, affordable and the designs can trick your eyes into thinking you are really standing on tiles or wood. The world of vinyl has really opened up and you should be able to find plenty of varieties that will fit in perfectly with your garden room.
This may seem like a strange option for a garden room and this choice will heavily depend on the use of this building. If you are planning on having a potting room, a carpet is going to be a big no-no. However, if you want a cosy reading nook, an office or a playroom, then a carpet is a warm, homely, cosy choice of flooring. Carpets come in a variety of styles, materials, thickness, pile and colours meaning you will be able to find the best fit for you. Just remember that you’ll need to have easy access to a vacuum though!
The great thing about all of these flooring choices is that you can easily mix and match in different areas. For example, you could choose to carpet the relaxation area and use tiles in say the kitchenette area or you could use tiles in the doorway as these can be easily cleaned and laminate for the rest of the room. There is no right or wrong when it comes to choosing a floor, there is just choice and design and interior inspiration to wow you.