Qualities To Look for In Solarium Flooring

By Paige Cerulli Created: August, 2022

A solarium can be a luxurious retreat in your home, offering an outdoor feel and plenty of sun. But as you plan your sunroom, it’s important to choose the right solarium flooring. We offer several products at Greatmats that are ideal for this specific use.

What to Look for in Solarium Flooring

In a solarium, your flooring will be exposed to a unique set of circumstances and challenges. Lots of sun, warm temperatures, and even exposure to water mean you will need to choose solarium flooring with certain features.

UV Resistance

If you want to be able to get a tan in your solarium, then you will want to install large windows to let in plenty of sun. Your flooring needs to be able to withstand that sun without being damaged or fading.

Many indoor flooring products aren’t necessarily up to that task. Look for flooring that has been UV treated, so it can better withstand the sun’s UV rays.


A solarium is likely to be one of the most popular rooms in your house, so it will see plenty of use. Look for a durable flooring product that can withstand that increased use and that will last for years or decades.

Available Finishes

Many flooring products are available in a wide variety of interesting finishes that can complete the aesthetic of your solarium. Choose a finish that looks great in any season, and that works with the rest of the decor that you have planned for the room.


If you plan to create a solarium as an extension of a pool room, then it’s important for the flooring to be waterproof. A waterproof floor offers more cleaning options, since you can wet mop it regularly without worrying about damaging it.

Heat and humidity can also contribute to mold and mildew growth. Choosing a flooring product that is resistant to mold and mildew is a wise choice.


The flooring that you choose can contribute to the overall comfort and feel of the room. A product that offers some mild cushion will be comfortable underfoot, even when guests are barefoot.


It’s helpful to choose a flooring product that is easy to maintain, which will mean less work for you. Many products are available that can be swept or mopped with traditional household cleaners, so you don’t have to worry about using specialty products or techniques to maintain your flooring.

Installation Method

Carefully consider which installation method is best for your needs. A flooring product that allows for a DIY installation can save you on installation costs and time.

If you’re considering flooring tiles, modular tiles offer the benefit of being removable if needed in the future. Peel and stick tiles offer a longer-term installation but aren’t removable.

When choosing flooring, you will also want to consider its weight and size, particularly if you’ll be performing an installation on the second floor of your home. Individual tiles are much easier to move and carry up stairs than rolls of flooring will be.

Solarium Flooring Options

At Greatmats, we have many products that are ideal for use as solarium flooring.

HomeStyle Stone Series Floor Tile

The HomeStyle Stone Series Floor Tile is a vinyl title that offers excellent durability. It creates warmth and comfort under foot, making your solarium welcoming.

HomeStyle Stone Series Floor Tile

The tile may be comfortable, but it features designer finishes, including the look of real stone. Those finishes can add an elegant, luxurious look to your solarium.

The tiles interlock together easily and can be dry laid without the use of any glue or tape. They can be installed over old, uneven subfloors, so there is minimal site preparation needed.

You can remove and reinstall the tiles if needed, too, giving you plenty of versatility.

SupraTile Designer Vinyl Top Series

The SupraTile Designer Vinyl Top Series is a water-resistant vinyl tile, making it ideal for use in your solarium. It is also resistant to mold, mildew, chemicals, and oils, so it can withstand the solarium environment.

SupraTile Designer Vinyl Top Series

The tile feels warm and comfortable underfoot, and it offers valuable sound absorption to make the room more enjoyable. It is available in seven designer finishes that will add a beautiful touch to the room.

The tiles interlock together for an easy installation, and you can also remove them if needed. They are supremely durable and are backed by a 20-year warranty.

Envee Tacky Back LVT Laminate Tiles

The Envee Tacky Back LVT Laminate Tiles look like stone, but are a much more comfortable, safer option. The tiles are slip resistant and also resist mold and mildew, so they’re a fantastic choice for use in a solarium.

Envee Tacky Back LVT Laminate Tiles

Highly durable, the tiles can be used in high-traffic areas, and they are stain-resistant, too. They feature adhesive for a peel-and-stick installation that you can perform yourself.

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly option, the tiles can be completely recycled at the end of their lifespan.

Max Tile Raised Floor Tile

The Max Tile Raised Floor Tile is a high-quality interlocking tile. It features waterproof materials paired with an upscale wood grain design that will look fantastic in a solarium.

Max Tile Raised Floor Tile

This tile has been UV treated, so it can withstand the light that comes in through the solarium windows. It is highly durable and backed by a five-year warranty.

With its snap-together tab and loop connectors, this tile is easy to install all by yourself. A border system is available for clean, finished edges.