A Garden Room is a wonderful place to relax with family and friends. You can make the most of your garden space by including this addition as part of your outdoor living area. By choosing the right flooring, you can enjoy a comfortable and warm environment all year round.
Things To Consider Before Choosing Your Garden Room Flooring
What will it be used for?
Will there be wet and muddy shoes and boots indoors, or will you plan on hiring a bespoke rubber matting solution from GR 365?
Will this room be for entertaining guests during garden parties? If so, think about creating an ambience through lighting and sound systems, and maybe even a flat-screen TV.
Will this room be used for eating meals outdoors? If so, you could consider paver patio blocks to create a beautiful dining area.
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Will it be a family garden room in which many different shoes and boots will be walked in throughout the day? If so, cost-efficient rubber matting could be a great solution to prevent mud from being brought inside the room.
Are you planning to use the space all year round?
Are you planning on spending most of your time outdoors? In this case, you could invest in beautiful wooden flooring to make the most of the space.
Do you have a pine garden room? Pine is softwood and will not be ideal for wet areas as it can rot easily. If water does get onto the wood, it must be dried immediately, or your outdoor living area will begin to degrade.
Will the room be used as a home office with upholstered furniture? In this case, you may want to consider laminate flooring or vinyl flooring as these are both hard wearing materials and will not be damaged by chairs being pulled out from tables.
Will it be a baby garden playroom? If so, vinyl flooring will be the best choice. It is easy to clean and splash-proof.
Ceramic tiles or wetroom flooring are popular choices for kitchens and bathrooms but may not be ideal for an outdoor environment due to their tendency to get slippery when wet.
What is your price range? Garden rooms can be economical or extravagant depending on the size of your garden, and it is important to consider this when purchasing your flooring material.
Wooden Garden Flooring
Wooden flooring is beautiful and looks great in both an outdoor and indoor environment. However, if you are choosing wooden garden flooring, think about whether it will be suitable for wet conditions, as this can cause rot within the wood. Wooden floors should also not be used in areas where there may be frequent traffic that could wear down the wood.
Will it be used as a barbeque and entertainment area? If so, choose pressure-treated wood as this will not rot easily when exposed to the elements. It will still need to be looked after, though, so apply linseed oil annually.
Garden Room Carpets
Garden room carpets are a stylish flooring solution for the garden room and will create an impression of warmth in your outdoor space. Carpets are comfortable to walk on but may become dirty when used outside, so they are best placed over an area that can easily be cleaned. This could be an existing room or a specially designed garden room carpet. Garden Room Carpet is easy to clean and can be left outside throughout the year as they are not susceptible to rotting from water damage.
Vinyl flooring is easy to maintain and will always look smart because it is designed to protect the floor underneath. Vinyl flooring can be used throughout the garden room, including under the barbeque area. However, if you are using paper cups for drinking during outdoor functions, these may leave marks on vinyl flooring, so make sure they are clean before placing them on the surface.
Ceramic tiles are an attractive and durable flooring solution and can be used on concrete and wood composite surfaces. Ceramic tiles can become slippery when wet, so keep this in mind if you are using the garden room as a barbeque area.
Laminate flooring is a popular choice for the garden room as it is stylish and easy to clean. However, many of these floors are not designed to be used on an outdoor surface so ensure that your laminate flooring is specifically advertised as being suitable for use in outside spaces before purchasing.
Wetroom flooring is a modern material that has become popular in recent years due to its waterproof nature. It is ideal for kitchens and bathrooms but may not be the best choice for an outside space where feet will trudge through wet soil on their way indoors after use.
Engineered wood is a sturdy outdoor flooring solution that is perfect for an outdoor space. Engineered wood is waterproof and can be used throughout the garden room, even under barbecues or kitchen units which will not damage the material.
If you decide to use this outdoor flooring material, make sure that it is protected from heat sources such as barbecue grills and also water, as these two things could cause warping.
Contact GR 365 To Help Build Your Bespoke Garden Room
GR 365 can help you build your bespoke garden room. This year we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary and now have a team of experts to guide you through the entire process. Our skilled and friendly members of staff will listen carefully to find out exactly what you want before designing and creating your very own dream outdoor space. With over 30 years of experience building garden rooms, we have the skills and knowledge to ensure that you get the perfect room for your home.
Our professional team can install a traditional barbeque area or create an area specially designed for entertaining guests and hosting barbecues. We also offer wetroom flooring solutions which are ideal if you plan on using your outdoor space as a kitchen.
For more information on the garden room flooring options that we provide, contact GR 365 today and find out how we can help make your outdoor space a dream come true!