Sunrooms, or enclosed porches, are such a delightful luxury to have in your home. Getting that natural light and replenishing that vitamin D in your system does wonders for your physical and mental health. Depending on the furniture you choose for your sunroom, it can be a great place to study, work, entertain, or just lounge around. Regardless of how you intend to use your sunroom, having the right flooring for it is essential.
Because your sunroom will be mildly exposed to the elements, the flooring you use should be too. Most sunrooms are fenced in with screens, which allow some moisture from rain, snow, sleet, or general humidity outside to enter your home. That’s also a reason why you need good insulation in your sunroom, but that’s a different blog post.
Carpeting can be great in a sunroom, especially in the winter months to make it feel extra cozy, but no one wants to squash around on a wet carpet after a rainy night. An area rug over hardwood flooring has the same cozy effect while minimizing the surface area that can be potentially damaged by the weather.
Hardwood is a fantastic option for sunroom flooring because it’s sturdy, aesthetically pleasing, and reflects a sense of naturalism that goes well in a room that is so close to nature. The only issue with hardwood is that in climates with excessive moisture, the wood can begin to warp over time. Warping is a real concern as it can cause you to have to redo your floors all together, an expense that you likely don’t wish to pay for.
Bamboo is still one of the most underutilized and under appreciated flooring methods on the market today. It has a similar look to hardwood, but is smoother and more delicate, perfect for a sunroom. Bamboo speaks to minimalism and simplicity, ideals typically incorporated into the aesthetic of a sunroom as well. Coming in a variety of stains, bamboo can fit just about any color scheme that you have in mind.
Sunrooms are an incredible luxury, and when you have a room with so much potential for beauty, you want to treat it with the respect that it deserves. To find out more about how you can build the sunroom that’s right for your family, contact 55 Flooring today!