During the upcoming summer, or even just on sunny days, you might find yourself spending most of your time in your sunroom or patio. The more time you spend in these spaces, the more you are aware of the improvements you could make to upgrade the design. When you’re revamping your sunroom or patio, you should start with the foundation of the room: the flooring. The flooring you choose for a sunroom or covered patio can set the stage for whichever vibe you want to create. With tile, stone, and hardwood flooring from Richmond Decorating, you can create a natural feel with durable options.
As a sort of gateway connecting the inside of your home with the outdoors, the interior design concept for your sunroom will most likely include natural materials and finishes. You can build the foundation for this concept easily with natural hardwood or stone flooring. From there, you can customize and choose your favorite type to make the space your own.
There are two main types of hardwood flooring. The first is one hundred percent solid wood, often called solid hardwood. This natural material needs to be attached to a subfloor, and it is very sensitive to temperature changes and moisture. This means if you want a natural wood look in your sunroom, you might want to avoid solid hardwood. On the other engineered hardwood consists of multiple layers of solid wood put together in a cross-ply construction. This makes the material more resistant to varying conditions and can be more easily installed in a variety of spaces since it can be stapled, glued or just floated.
Of course, not all natural woods are the same. Some are soft and supple, while others are stiff and firm. When it comes to choosing a natural hardwood for your flooring, you need to consider the traffic and environment of the room. Since your sunroom is often exposed to different temperatures, you should consider a harder wood. Oak, ash, and maple are popular choices that look great while offering extra durability.
While hardwood flooring can last in a busy space, tile and stone options often offer a little more peace of mind when it comes to durability. With a variety of types, you can choose a natural sunroom vibe or an elegant, upscale space. Porcelain and granite flooring are excellent options for a busy space such as a sunroom. Both styles are durable, and porcelain’s density makes it a great option that can withstand a lot of moisture. For an upscale, high-class design, you can opt for marble flooring which is known for its durability and strength. Both granite and marble offer the added benefit of natural colors that can fit an assortment of designs.
As you spend more time in your sunroom taking advantage of the warmth and brightness of summer, you want to feel comfortable and happy with your space. By upgrading your sunroom or patio with flooring from Richmond Decorating, you can build a foundation for a natural vibe. Located in Richmond and Glen Allen, Virginia, we serve the surrounding area including The Fan, The West End, and the southside of Richmond. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!