Style is essential when considering your garden room flooring, but you also shouldn’t overlook options that are easy to clean, durable and low maintenance. Read on for our top garden room floor ideas that will introduce both comfort and grandeur to your garden room.
1. Real Hardwood Flooring
When it comes to wooden flooring, we’d choose real hardwood flooring over softwood every time. The thickness of hardwood flooring means that it’s more durable and will insulate your garden room better than most other flooring options. Hardwood flooring may come in at a slightly higher price point, but the rustic feel and fine quality of hardwood flooring make it worth it. We also recommend using a treatment or wax to increase the longevity and ensure it is suited for an outdoor space.
2. Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring offers simplicity and sophistication all in one with many laminate options that look just like real wood, but are more durable and just as versatile. If you’re looking for a more traditional feel, you can go for a darker stain or less glossy finish. Laminate flooring is easy to put together and very low maintenance; you can clean laminate using any household product, and the best part? The luxurious feel doesn’t come with a luxurious price tag!
3. Waterproof Foam Flooring
Need something better suited for children? Waterproof foam flooring is a cost-effective option that is both waterproof and hard-wearing. Softer on your feet than most garden room flooring ideas, the waterproof foam insulates well, which makes this a great choice for garden rooms. The comforting feel of the softer texture provides a sumptuous living experience and the fitted shape means you can assemble these tiles with ease.
4. Ceramic Tiles
Ceramic tiles are a classic, first-rate choice that ooze affluence and versatility. Choose more rustic ceramics for a vintage look, or select a glossy, clean finish for a modern twist; the options are endless. Think that ceramic tiles might be too cold? There are a number of garden room heating solutions you can install, including underfloor heating which works best with ceramic tile flooring. Alternatively, you could invest in a statement rug and create a centrepiece that creates both warmth and style.
5. Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl flooring comes in a range of funky and sophisticated designs that can be purchased to set the tone of the room and match your garden room interior. Sheets of vinyl are inexpensive and can be made bespoke to fit into spaces of any size and shape. Tile vinyl comes in a selection of patterns and can also be cut to size. Why not go for a cheerful patterned tile for a hint of summer even on the coldest days?
Carpet is the softest option on this list, perfect for a home office, play den or cinema room. Carpet brings the warmth and comfort of your own home into a garden room, connecting the two and creating an extension of your living space. Not only does carpet tend to be less expensive than other options, but it is also easily accessible and there are plenty of colours and styles available, such as low pile, high pile, wool, nylon and acrylic. Low pile carpets tend to be easier to clean, however high pile carpets are cosier and feel more luxurious.
7. Engineered Wood
Engineered wood is made from excess wood fibres and wood chips with an added layer of untouched wood on top. Unlike laminate flooring, where the wood design is printed on, engineered wood has a real wooden layer. This can be more cost-effective than solid wood, such as hardwood, but look just as stunning. Not only is it cheaper, but it’s also been known to be more durable than real wood, as the woodchip baseboard is less prone to wear through changes in temperature and moisture.
Channel Scandinavian style with matte-finished stone flooring or experiment with different size stone tiles for a more modern twist. Using stone, you will be connecting the natural outdoor aesthetic to the interior of your garden room. By far the most expensive option on our list, the quality speaks for itself. Stone is heavy and hard-wearing, and provides a timeless look for years to come. Worried about the cold? The thicker the stone, the more insulating it tends to be. Truly a cut above the rest, if you still need convincing, installing underfloor heating, like with tiles, will cosy up this colder look.
9. Raised Floor Tiles
Raised flooring, also known as a floating floor, is waterproof, easy to manage and hardwearing. As the name suggests, these tiles are raised to disguise the harder floor underneath, creating a waterproof seal while still adding a stylish finish to the room. Raised flooring provides a great solution for keeping your cables hidden and safe, ideal for a garden office or music studio.