About Loft Flooring
Flooring is a vital part of any loft conversion project. Even if you already have boards down in your attic, your contractor will have to use stronger joists for reinforcement. So it will all need to come up anyway, giving you the perfect chance to have the loft flooring you want.
Firstly, consider how the new loft space is to be used. Will you want to lay electricity, phone and broadband cables first? Will you need soundproofing?
Make sure the underfloor area is properly insulated and boarded out before you go on to lay the flooring you will be able to see.
Especially if you have a modern-looking attic, you might want to think about hard flooring.
While stone is probably too heavy, wood could be ideal, especially if you already have exposed joists or beams.
Solid wood has a high quality appearance. Oak has a rich honey hue, while elm gives a warmer, redder colour. Interlocking floorboards will provide a modern, smooth look, while individual boards offer a more rustic style.
For loft flooring that?s easy to clean, consider a laminate product, especially if you are creating, for example, a work studio or a playroom for the children. You will find a variety of colours and wood-style appearances on the market.
Another alternative is vinyl flooring - light, water resistant, simple to clean, hardwearing and easy to lay down. Again, you?ll find an array of styles and colours. Vinyl also absorbs sound better than laminate or wood flooring, and can be made to look like wood or stone.