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Last updated: 30 August 2023

Conservatory Flooring Ideas and Costs

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There are plenty of conservatory flooring ideas to ponder when it comes to creating your dream conservatory. The flooring you pick can have a big impact not only on the aesthetics of your conservatory but also how comfortable it is for daily use.

We took a look at the considerations you might want to make and what’s the best flooring for a conservatory you could opt for. Keep on reading to find out more.

However, if you already have an idea of what you want and just want to find an expert who can install it, then we can help you. Trying to find professional conservatory installers on your own is no easy task; researching and contacting installers one by one can take up hours of your time. Thankfully, it doesn't have to be this way.

At GreenMatch, we have a wide network of qualified installers spread across the UK. This means we can quickly connect you with up to 3 trusted installers available in your area. You can then easily compare their offers and choose the best price, so you can rest assured that you're not being ripped off. What's more, our service is completely free and non-binding. Click the button below to get your conservatory quotes now.

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Which are the best conservatory flooring ideas?

There are pros and cons to each kind of flooring you can choose for your conservatory so you should consider what you will be using it for, the kind of footfall it might see and what kind of price you are willing to pay. If you have decided to install underfloor heating it’s important to make sure you choose a floor type that will work well with this.

Conservatory floor tiles

One of the most aesthetically pleasing options, tiles come in a range of colours, materials and styles. They are hard wearing and easy to clean – making them perfect for a conservatory that is likely to get walked through from the garden or used by pets. The major downside to floor tiles for a conservatory is how cold they can become in the winter months – this shouldn’t be a problem however if you are planning to have underfloor heating installed.

If you are thinking of using your conservatory as a playroom it may not be the best option, or you may want to lay a rug over the top to provide a less hard surface, in case of any falls.

Pros of conservatory floor tiles
  • Durable
  • Easy to clean
  • Low maintenance
Cons of conservatory floor tiles
  • May not be as comfortable as some other types of flooring
  • Can be cold and hard on your feet

Wood or laminate

When considering your conservatory flooring options, laminate could be a good option. Whilst real wood can look stunning and not feel as cold to the touch as tiles, the factor of cost can be a big drawback.

You would also need to heavily consider any issues you may have with the wood expanding and contracting due to temperature and moisture fluctuations you might see in a conservatory. Laminate is a cheaper alternative to natural wood flooring and is a popular conservatory floor choice in the UK.

If you do opt for laminate, make sure to take the same considerations over warping and expansion as you would for traditional wood.

Benefits of real wood and wood effect

With genuine hardwood floors, not only do they completely change the appearance of a room but they will also mature with age. Another benefit of wood flooring is it is easy to clean and to keep clean in comparison to carpets. They are also very easy to refurbish using just a sander and some re-sealing.
Laminate flooring is becoming more and more popular, not least because but the price for laminate material is much lower than real timber flooring and it is much easier to clean in comparison.


Vinyl is a popular choice thanks to how easy it is to fit and keep clean. It’s a great alternative to tiles as it will feel less cold during the winter months but can provide a similar look. The biggest drawback with vinyl however is how easily it can be damaged.

It can be easily dented, so if you do opt for it take extra consideration for how furniture could indent your flooring. If you choose a darker vinyl you should also expect the possibility of the colour fading due to exposure to so much sunlight.

Pros of vinyl conservatory floors
  • Affordable
  • Low maintenance
  • Resists water damage
Cons of vinyl conservatory floors
  • May not be as durable as other types of flooring


The biggest benefits of using carpet for your conservatory floor are the warmth it can provide and the low cost in comparison to other options. It’s also a great choice if you plan on letting children play in your conservatory as it will cushion any falls. The biggest downside is the discolouration it can experience. This can stem from wear, especially if your conservatory will see a lot of foot traffic to and from the garden or if you have pets likely to tread dirt through.

It can also be discoloured by the sun – a big problem in a room made primarily from glass.

Pros of conservatory carpet flooring
  • Cosy and comfortable
  • Provides good floor insulation
  • Can add colour and style to your space
Cons of conservatory carpet flooring
  • May require more maintenance than some other types of flooring
  • Can hold in moisture and dirt

Conservatory flooring insulation

One of the best ways to keep your new conservatory warm in the winter months is to have the floor insulated. This is done by fitting an insulation board material that reduces the amount of heat lost through the floor. It can work well alongside underfloor heating, or be installed on its own.

If you are considering insulating the floor of your conservatory, you should speak to your installer before the project begins, as it is best done during construction.

If you have an existing conservatory, you can have floor insulation installed however this can be a costly renovation.

Other considerations for your conservatory

There are many considerations to take in when looking for conservatory flooring. One such consideration should be knowing whether your conservatory is a sun trap.

The amount of sun your conservatory gets could affect your flooring choice. Floors can be bleached by sunlight the same way most things can. When your flooring is exposed to excessive amounts of UV, this could affect the colour of your floor. There isn’t much you can do about it with most floor types, however, there are some choices that will have minimal effect. Solid wood flooring often comes with UV protection depending on its finish as well as a UV lacquered floor, which will have strong resistance against sun damage.

How much does conservatory flooring cost?

This will ultimately come down to 2 factors:

    1. the size of your conservatory
    2. the type of flooring you choose

Flooring tick list

There are various factors which can potentially influence your choices. When it comes to the choice of material, ideally you want your flooring to tick the following boxes:

    • It needs to look good
    • Be hard wearing
    • Compliment your room’s existing furniture
    • Be comfortable to walk on
    • Be suited to the room type
    • And ideally be easy to maintain

Carpet tends to come in at the lower end of the price scale, but will likely need to be replaced on a regular basis due to wear. Other options like tiles or wooden flooring are often pricier but may last longer.

Regardless of whether you opt for a typically cheaper floor type or a pricier one, it's crucial to compare quotes from multiple installers to ensure you're getting the best deal (and avoid being ripped off!). However, finding qualified installers on your own can be a challenge, and life is already busy enough without adding another task to your to-do list. But don't worry, GreenMatch is here to help.

Within 48 hours, we can connect you with up to 3 vetted conservatory installers available near you, saving you time that you could better spend doing other things. You can then objectively compare the quotes you receive from each installer and choose the best price. Click the button below to get your free, non-binding quote now and have your new conservatory floor installed in no time.

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