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How to Choose the Perfect Loft Conversion Flooring

Loft conversion flooring is a big topic. The best flooring for a loft conversion is cost-effective, stylish, easy to clean and won’t transmit all the noise from your top floor to the rest of the house. But is that even possible all in one package? Here we’ll explore your loft flooring options, from wooden floor boards to comfy carpets, to help you pick the perfect material for your new loft floor.

Wooden floors

Solid wood floors are always a popular choice: they’re effortlessly elegant and provide a luxury feel to any room. And although you will have a hard floor, the warmth of the wood won’t leave your bare feet chilly on a winter’s morning. 

Loft conversion bedroom with wooden flooring and large window

Advantages of wooden floors

  • Loft conversion floor boards offer a timeless, classic aesthetic
  • Warm and comfortable in cold weather
  • Durable, and easy to clean and maintain
  • If you’re planning to sell in the future, they’re an attractive feature for buyers
  • The best wood for loft flooring is heat and moisture resistant. Engineered wood flooring is a special type of material created by fusing together many layers of compressed wood

Disadvantages of wooden floors

  • Solid wood floors are likely to be the most expensive option. This will ultimately increase the cost of your loft conversion
  • Due to their thickness, wooden floors add around 20mm in height. This could make your loft conversion feel more cramped. 
  • Hard wooden floors will transmit footsteps and other sounds more readily than carpet. They may also make the room more echoey, which could be a concern if you are working from your loft

Carpet 

As a flooring option for your loft, carpet has a number of advantages over hard floors. If you are converting your loft into a bedroom, a carpeted floor will provide warmth and comfort. It’ll also do a great job of muffling sounds, so you can sleep or study in peace (and the rest of the family won’t go mad listening to you walking around above their heads). 

Carpet flooring on loft conversion stairs

Advantages of carpet

  • A luxurious and comfortable choice, especially for a bedroom
  • Provides insulation to keep your loft conversion warm, and to muffle any sounds
  • Available in a wide variety of colours, patterns and styles, so you can make the space your own
  • Usually less expensive than wooden floors or tiles

Disadvantages of carpet

  • Requires regular vacuuming
  • It can harbour dust and dust mites, which could be a problem if you have allergies
  • Compared to other loft flooring options, it may need replacing more frequently

What’s the most cost effective loft flooring?

If budget is a priority, cheap loft flooring is the way to go, and there are some great quality low-cost options available.

  • Laminate is a cost-effective choice for your loft conversion flooring that’s easy to clean and maintain. There’s a wide variety of styles to choose from, including realistic wood-effect finishes. Laminate flooring is a great choice for a loft conversion gym or yoga studio
  • Carpet is an inexpensive option that offers comfort and versatility, especially for bedrooms
  • Vinyl flooring is a durable, wipe-clean floor covering that’s perfect if you’re after a low-maintenance option. 

laminate flooring in a loft conversion

You choose the flooring, we’ll provide the loft conversion

As we’ve seen, there’s a wide choice of loft conversion flooring available; the best option for you will depend on your taste and budget, as well as how you intend to use your loft space. 

Whichever option you go for, it’s important to get your loft conversion built to your satisfaction. At Abbey Partnership, our loft conversion specialists will work with you to transform your loft space according to your taste and budget, ultimately adding value to your home.

Read more about our loft conversion service, or contact us for more information on 0330 108 8838.