With the official start of summer right around the corner — summer officially starts June 21st – it’s time to get outside. And for many, it’s time to wake up and enjoy your beautiful sunroom. Sunrooms may get a little neglected over the winter months, so maybe it’s time for a little home improvement project, and a good start is typically the floor. So let’s take a quick look at some recommended flooring options for your sunroom.
Once pegged as a cheap flooring choice, vinyl is making a comeback in a big way with it’s new materials and styles. Vinyl is a great option for sunrooms as it’s durable and won’t warp due to moisture. Vinyl also comes in many shapes, colors and patterns and can replicate just about anything your little heart desires.
If you want that comfy, cozy feeling, than carpet would be a great option. Carpeting is also nice if you have a heated sunroom that you enjoy during the winter months as it will stay nice and warm beneath your feet. Keep in mind that carpet is not recommended if your sunroom is attached to a high outdoor traffic area such as your backyard. If you do choose to go with carpet in that situation, a nice welcome mat at the door would be a good idea to catch any moisture and debris.
Now if you’ve got that sunroom that heads directly out into the backyard, then tile is a great option. It absorbs absolutely no moisture and is very easy to clean if dirt or mud is tracked into the room. Another great advantage of tile flooring is that it absorbs the heat very well from the sun coming through the windows, allowing them to heat up during the colder months. Of course, tile comes in a variety of styles, colors and patterns to fit your design plan.
If you want to class up your sunroom a bit, there is nothing more elegant and beautiful than hardwood floors. With the many options hardwood provides now a days — wide or short plank, dark or light — you are sure to find what you are picturing for your sunroom. Keep in mind that hardwood doesn’t mix well with standing water, so if your sunroom is attached the backyard, a nice area rug and welcome mat is sure to keep it protected from the outdoor environments.
So there’s a few of our options that we recommend for your sunroom. Keep mind that every sunroom is constructed differently, with some being insulated and others not. So before you go floor shopping, be sure to contact us so we can discuss your best options.