May 24, 2021 2 min read

If you’re lucky enough to own a sunroom, it’s probably getting a lot of use right around now—no wonder you want to spruce it up with some new flooring! Keep in mind, though, that a sunroom is different in some way from the rest of your home, and while specifically how so will depend on the type you own, it’s safe to say that generally the space will be experiencing more than its fair share of sunlight; this can dictate what you should (and shouldn’t) use for flooring within the space.

Why Does Sunlight Matter When Selecting Flooring?

Just like in furniture, excessive exposure to UV rays from the sun can prove incredibly tough on pretty much all flooring types; some fading over time is to be expected, no matter what you put down. Rugs can be problematic to certain flooring types, too, depending on what material makes up their backing. At the very least, when you move a longstanding floor covering, you might end up with a patchy picture!

But don’t let all of this discourage you from flooring your sunroom. There are plenty of materials that can hold up just fine in this environment, provided you show them the proper care.

Light-Colored Hardwood Is a Solid Choice

It’s sturdy, long-lasting, and quite a looker—hardwood flooring can make your sunroom the crown jewel of your home! Just make sure that you move furniture and rugs around periodically to prevent uneven color loss, and when you do inevitably refinish it, you use products designed to protect against UV rays.

To be on the safe side, we recommend light-colored hardwood flooring. If you do slip up on your care routine and your flooring experiences some color loss, it won’t be as noticeable as it would be with a darker shade. We also recommend UV-filtering window films—they let the light in while keeping damaging rays out.

Don’t Want Wood? Consider Light-Colored Laminate

Just like hardwood flooring, laminate flooring can be treated with products to protect it against sun damage. It’s incredibly affordable, and with smart furniture moving and periodic maintenance, it can be the finishing touch your sunroom needs to look its best.

All flooring types can experience strain under excessive UV light exposure, so, again, we recommend sticking on the light side of things color-wise.

E Hardwoods & Flooring Has Flooring for Every Room in Your Home

From vinyl flooring to engineered hardwood flooring and everything outside and inbetween, we know you’ll find what you’re looking for with us. Our massive online stock practically guarantees it! Check out all that we have to offer here.