Conservatory Flooring Ideas

Conservatories are a popular home extension option in the UK with a number of potential uses. From cosy additional living spaces and dining areas to active home bars, workout zones, and playrooms. How you choose to make use of your conservatory is up to you, and will dictate the type of floor that will work best in the space.

With our expert flooring ideas, you can transform your conservatory and create a truly inviting addition to your home.


What to Consider Before Choosing Conservatory Flooring

Before settling on a type of flooring for your conservatory, take into account:

  • Durability: Since conservatories are often exposed to a number of internal and external stressors – such as sunlight, temperature fluctuations, and humidity – it is crucial to choose a flooring material that can withstand these conditions.
  • Thermal Insulation: Unlike traditional extensions, conservatories tend not to have the same level of robust insulation in their roofs and walls, so choosing a flooring type with good thermal insulation is crucial to maintaining comfort and reducing energy consumption.
  • Moisture Resistance: Conservatories can be exposed to high humidity levels, especially if plants are kept inside. Select flooring that is moisture-resistant or has a protective sealant to prevent water damage and mould growth.
  • Maintenance: Different flooring materials have varying care requirements. Consider your willingness and ability to regularly clean and maintain the flooring you choose. Some options may require more attention and care than others.
  • Budget: Flooring materials come in a wide range of prices, so consider your budget when making a choice. Keep in mind that investing in high-quality, durable flooring can save you money in the long run by reducing the need for repairs or replacements.


3 Perfect Conservatory Flooring Ideas

1. Engineered Wood Floors

One question we get asked a lot is: ‘Can I use engineered wood flooring in a conservatory?’ – and we are here to say that yes, you can. Real wood flooring can work incredibly well in all areas of your home, but engineered wood is the most popular choice for conservatories.

This is because of its multi-layered composition, which allows the engineered wood to expand and contract more easily when heat and humidity levels rise. Engineered wood is also naturally slip resistant, making it not only an attractive addition, but a safe one.

Our range of engineered wood flooring is vast, but can be sorted into two distinct categories:


Straight planks are a classic and timeless look, and perfect for just about any conservatory – no matter the interior style. Our planks are micro-bevelled along all four sides to create the most uniform look after installation, and increase comfort underfoot.

We offer a wide range of finishes to suit your style preferences, from the smooth and warm tones of our Natural Oak planks or the cool grey hue of our Silver Sands planks, to the rich depths of our Brampton planks.



For those looking for unique or traditional style in a conservatory floor, parquet is the way to go. These designs draw their inspiration from 17th-century France, and consist of smaller planks (known as battens) arranged in striking geometric patterns.

There are a number of different arrangements, but the two we specialise in are herringbone (both Tundra and Deco) and chevron.

Both rely on neat zig-zag layouts to achieve their respective looks, but where chevron suits a modern interior with its straighter formations, herringbone lends itself to more traditional or style-forward interiors, with its interlocked battens and blended formation.


2. Laminate

If you love the look of real wood but are tied to a stricter budget, or perhaps require a little extra water resistance, then laminate flooring is a great alternative to consider. The wood effect is created using high-definition printing technology and textural embossing, combined with our quality plywood bases.

Laminate flooring is not only cost-effective and extra resistant to moisture and mess, it is also very durable and easy to clean, making it an ideal choice for busy families with young children and pets. Choosing laminate floors for your conservatory will make the transition between outdoor and indoor play much easier to manage, and offer up a more forgiving surface that will withstand the day-to-day bumps and spills.


3. Cork Floors

Cortejo Luxury Cork Flooring

For flooring that really stands out for its uniqueness and qualities, cork flooring could be perfect for your conservatory renovation. Harvested from the replenishable bark of trees in Portugal, cork flooring stands as one of the most environmentally friendly flooring options on the market.

Not only that, but our brand new Cortejo range boasts some stunning designs, from natural cork to wood effect prints, and provides optimal comfort when walked on. In fact, their true strength shines through when in use – as these floors combine the soft warmth and noise reduction of carpet with the resilience and unbeatable look of wood.


The Best Floors for Underfloor Heating

Most conservatories, depending on their placement, act as sun traps for your home. But some homes with underfloor heating may want to extend these systems to their conservatory extensions. In this case, they may be wondering which floors are most compatible.

We are proud to say our engineered wood, laminate, and cork flooring is fully compatible with all modern underfloor heating systems, whether hydronic or electric. This is partly thanks to how we craft each plank with flexibility and durability in mind. Our planks and blocks are made to expand and contract with fluctuating heat levels, making them a fantastic fit for homes with underfloor heating installed.


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