Flooring considerations for your loft conversion

When planning and installing your new loft conversion, there are a number of things to take into account. From the building regulations and fire safety laws, to the type of loft conversion and the interior design, creating the right loft conversion can be overwhelming. And one of the choices often overlooked is the flooring. So what are the important flooring considerations for your loft conversion?

What are the most important flooring considerations for your loft conversion?

There are a number of considerations to take into account when deciding on the right type of flooring for your loft conversion. These considerations include:

  • The purpose of the loft conversion: The flooring you choose for any room will always need to be practical, and different rooms may have different requirements. If you are creating a loft conversion gym, or bathroom, waterproof lino or even tiles can be a good option. This will help prevent leaks. On the other hand, a loft conversion bedroom might be better suited to a soft, stylish carpet. While a home office or living space could suit a stunning hardwood or laminate floor.
  • The head height in the loft conversion: If the head height within your loft conversion is quite close to the minimum allowed space, there are certain flooring options that will not be available to you. Thick carpets are usually the main issue here. When you consider the underlay, as well as the thickness of the carpet, you will increase the height of the floor by an inch or even more. For some loft rooms, this just wont be practical. Not only will it reduce the head height to potentially below the minimum requirement, but it could also limit the space available for light fixtures and storage too.

Here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions, we are Preston’s leading loft conversion experts. From dormer conversions to hip to gable conversions, we provide a range of loft conversion solutions for every home, and every budget. Why not get in touch today to find out more?