Floors are the most important part of the greenhouse in one way. They facilitate good drainage, insulate the greenhouse from cold, help keep out pests and weeds. On top of performing so many functions, they should be comfortable to the feet. If you are already wondering what greenhouse flooring solutions can serve so many purposes, don’t worry, there are several options available in the market. Let’s find out how to build a greenhouse floor.
Poured concrete floor
Poured concrete floors are the most common and popular tiles for the greenhouse floor. They are easy to clean and drain away any excess water. Concrete also reflects light and retains head throughout the day, making them all the more perfect for greenhouse floors.
Concrete is the go-to material for commercial greenhouse flooring, but it is not the only option available in the market. Depending on your preferences and budget, there are many other options.
Consider a few things before finally installing the floor
The wood floor filled with crushed stone or gravel
A greenhouse floor can be made up of wood and filled with crushed gravel or stone. You can also overlay this type of floor with weed cloth. This floor can deal well with water drainage and is very easy to clean. The installation procedure and cost for the wood floor are also relatively less expensive.
Lava and landscape rocks
Lava and landscape rocks are among the most attractive flooring options for your greenhouse, be it an outdoor one or for indoor greenhouse flooring. They soak up water which adds to the humidity level, but neither of these options is easy to clean. They are often very easy to utilize but come at a higher price-point.
Mulch floor is among the ones rarely recommended, but they are still an option. They come at an extremely low cost, but it can’t be cleaned. Instead, it harbors bacteria and fungi. It decomposes rapidly as well. For all these reasons, it is not very often recommended but might cut special needs.
Bricks are best known for their ability to add humidity to the greenhouse. They have to be laid over a layer of sand for better stability and drainage. Clay floors are another option if you are looking for a long-lasting option that is easy to the feet.
Greenhouse vinyl tiles
Greenhouse vinyl tiles are growing in popularity because of their ease of use. They are very easy to clean and provide excellent drainage. They can also be used as a pathway or laid over the entire foundation.
Go ahead and choose the most perfect material for your greenhouse floors with the help of our brief guide.