Collections

Flooring Ideas for 3-Season Rooms

Flooring Ideas for 3-Season Rooms



We are searching data for your request:

Forums and discussions:
Manuals and reference books:
Data from registers:
Wait the end of the search in all databases.
Upon completion, a link will appear to access the found materials.

mdilsiz/iStock/Getty Images

In the spring, summer and fall -- and sometimes winter -- a three-season room stays warm even without insulation or a heating system, courtesy of the greenhouse-like effect produced by its many windows. The floor that you choose depends largely on such factors as climate, durability and your style concept.

Indoor Patio

Create a visually pleasing transition from the outdoors in by carrying the same hard-surface flooring from an adjoining outdoor patio to your three-season room. The room might only have its walls supported by in-ground piers or footings with no foundation. In areas where winter ground heaving isn't an issue, the interior "floor" simply can be a level sand base on which to support brick pavers or concrete blocks. Alternatively, you can cover a concrete slab base with brick or block flooring, as long as doorway thresholds are high enough to clear them.

Inside-Out Carpets

Today's indoor-outdoor carpeting is ideal for three-season rooms, and it comes in more options than the fake grass of yesteryear -- and even that doesn't look as cheesy as it used to. Carpet with quality ultra-violet ray protection lasts longer than untreated carpeting when it's exposed to unleashed sunlight. Indoor-outdoor carpeting is available in richly colored solids, mottled neutrals, and even interesting and playful patterns, such as multi-colored floral prints, that transport you to a "garden" without your having to step outside and mingle with insects. Low-pile carpets are easier to keep clean than high-pile varieties -- especially important if the room has outdoor access.

  • Create a visually pleasing transition from the outdoors in by carrying the same hard-surface flooring from an adjoining outdoor patio to your three-season room.
  • Indoor-outdoor carpeting is available in richly colored solids, mottled neutrals, and even interesting and playful patterns, such as multi-colored floral prints, that transport you to a "garden" without your having to step outside and mingle with insects.

Good Old Wood

Installing reclaimed-lumber flooring in a three-season room is more than ideal. Gracefully aged, pre-faded wood won't end up badly sun-beaten and patchy under furniture. Using reclaimed-wood flooring labels you an unofficial "recycling star," and it provides visual warmth and rusticity that suits the outdoorsy vibe of a space where the many outdoor views are its "art."

Stone Your Craft

Natural or engineered stone or tile flooring is fitting in a window-wrapped space. Solar heat warms stone, tile and concrete flooring, which retain heat, unlike carpet and wood. You'll appreciate a little heat underfoot whether you're enjoying a morning coffee or entertaining on a summer's eve. Slate, granite, travertine, or earthy stamped or stained concrete, for example, plays into an outside-in setting without the unpredictable wind, rain and cool temperatures that go with lounging alfresco.

  • Installing reclaimed-lumber flooring in a three-season room is more than ideal.
  • Slate, granite, travertine, or earthy stamped or stained concrete, for example, plays into an outside-in setting without the unpredictable wind, rain and cool temperatures that go with lounging alfresco.

Pulling the Rug Out

No matter what type of flooring is under it, a rug helps to protect it, but not all rugs are equal. A sisal or seagrass rug is a mediocre choice for sunny but dry areas; unless you rotate them every month or so, they'll fade unevenly. Some quality rugs, such as well-made wool rugs with durable dyes, withstand fading better than others. Installing easy-to-open window treatments -- remote-control-operated blinds or roller shades, for instance -- that you can close when you're not using the sun-filled room, is an optimal way to protect whatever flooring you choose.


Watch the video: How to Install Laminate Flooring for beginners (August 2022).