When flooring is exposed to the elements, it must be able to not only hold up to regular wear and tear but also be impervious to inclement weather and sunlight. Thankfully, there are several types of flooring that are not only suitable but also extremely good looking. Here are some top picks from our team at Floor Coverings International Spring Branch Houston, TX.
Tiles are durable, water-resistant and easy to clean. Porcelain tiles are a particularly good option as they are more moisture-resistant than other types of tiles. Furthermore, porcelain tiles that have been fired with color throughout make it difficult to see scratches and dents that inevitably occur when you use a sun room or patio.
If you want a porch that has a fun and classy vibe, consider creating a patterned floor using tiles of two or more colors. Grey and white flooring looks great if you want to create a classy ambiance that stands out from the greenery. Green and white is another good color combination, especially if the porch is meant to blend in with nature.
Stone flooring is water resistant and available in various colors and styles. It is a great patio flooring choice as stone’s natural beauty blends in well with the outdoors. Light gray is a good color choice if you want a relaxing ambiance that is easy on the eyes; furthermore, it is a neutral color that will most likely match well with your existing furnishings. Flagstone’s reddish hues are great for a porch that is meant to stand out and/or be used as a fun gathering spot. Slate is also a favorite option that is naturally slip-resistant.
Hardwood flooring is not the most water-resistant option. But, if you are considering wood floors for your patio or sun room, make sure the wood has been treated for outdoor use. Wood-look tile is also a great option to get the look of wood with the durability and fade-resistance of tile. Hardwood planks create a rustic environment that is sure to look good in any back yard. Another advantage of hardwood flooring is that you can easily refinish it if you want to create a new outdoor ambiance, enhance the patio’s appearance, or sell the home.
As you can see, there is no such thing as the “perfect floor type” for a patio or sun room. While each of the above mentioned options are popular and have many advantages, no one option is suitable for all homeowners. Consider what type of ambiance you want to create, and then contact our team at Floor Coverings International Spring Branch Houston, TX for a free in-home design consultation.
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