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Pros And Cons of Laminate Flooring In A Conservatory

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The type of flooring that you choose can make or break the design of a room. A good floor will enhance the space while a bad floor will bring you no end of problems. 

But where does laminate flooring sit? Is it a good investment for a conservatory or a bad one?

Here are some of the main pros and cons of laminate flooring in a conservatory to consider before deciding for or against the flooring type…

Laminate Flooring Pros

Laminate flooring has been around since the 1970’s, but is still considered a somewhat modern home improvement due to its sleek finish and similar aesthetic appeal to hardwood. Here are three reasons why laminate flooring for a conservatory is a good investment:

Pro: Easy to Clean and Maintain

Laminate flooring is very easy to install; it’s lightweight, simple to piece together and readily available. These time-saving benefits continue through to maintenance.

Cleaning a laminate floor is a quick process as most dirt and grime that’s trekked in from the outside can just be wiped off the surface and small scratches can often be fixed quite easily.

Pro: Very Cost-Effective Option 

Compared to hardwood, laminate is an exceptionally cost-effective flooring choice for a conservatory. Not only is the material and installation generally cheaper, but so are repairs if your flooring gets damaged in any way. 

Pro: Laminate is Normally Fade-Resistant 

A major pro of laminate flooring for conservatories is fade-resistence. Most types of laminate flooring won’t fade under the glare of the sun, which is a big contrast to hardwood, which can fade quickly.

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While the appearance of laminate can be very good, it’s not going to add the same kind of value to your conservatory as a hardwood floor would. Laminate is not normally considered to be luxury flooring, so you’re unlikely to boost your conservatory value much, if at all, with a laminate floor

Laminate Flooring Cons

If laminate was a faultless choice, then there would be no debate over whether it was a good choice for conservatories or not. If you choose laminate for your conservatory, here are three of the main cons that you’ll need to be aware of:

Con: Poor Insulation

Laminate flooring is known for it’s poor sound insulation, causing serious problems for many people who live in flats. While this is not really a problem for the floor of a conservatory, poor insulation in general can make an already too cold or too hot conservatory worse. 

If you’re already struggling with heat retention or heat gain in your conservatory, laminate may not be the best choice.

Con: Doesn’t Add Value to a Property

While the appearance of laminate can be very good, it’s not going to add the same kind of value to your conservatory as a hardwood floor would. Laminate is not normally considered to be luxury flooring, so you’re unlikely to boost your conservatory value much, if at all, with a laminate floor.

Con: Most Laminate Floors Are Not Waterproof

A significant problem with many types of laminate is that they’re not waterproof. If the laminate gets wet then there’s a chance that it’ll warp or swell and you may have to start replacing planks.  As a non-waterproof material, you need to be really careful about installing laminate in a damp conservatory and when cleaning the floor with water. 

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With the insulation in place, your conservatory will be safer, quieter and a lot more comfortable throughout the year… as well as being more energy efficient!

How to Overcome the Cons of Laminate Flooring Once And For All!

The pros of laminate flooring make it sound like a brilliant choice for a conservatory, but it’s completely understandable if you find the flooring choice less than appealing after considering the cons. 

While the cons do shine a bad light on laminate, you may be happy to know that they can be partly overcome with another home improvement that’s very different. 

By tackling key problems with the roof of your conservatory, you can make the environment inside your conservatory much better for a laminate floor. Taking care of conservatory problems starts by insulating the roof…

Conservatory roof insulation is an excellent way to warm up your conservatory in the winter and cool it down in the summer. The insulation is great for adding value to your conservatory and will perfectly compensate for the poor insulation of laminate.

As well as providing heat regulation, conservatory insulation also helps to stop damp problems by reducing the risk of mould, damp and condensation – making your conservatory much safer for a laminate floor. 

With the insulation in place, your conservatory will be safer, quieter and a lot more comfortable throughout the year… as well as being more energy efficient!

In the right conservatory environment, laminate can be a very rewarding flooring choice. For more information about creating the perfect conservatory environment, the experts at Home Logic are always on hand to help! Simply dial 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to get started today!