Choosing The Type Of Flooring For Your Greenhouse
A first-time greenhouse builder may not realise this, but the type of flooring you will be using should be one of your most important considerations. Flooring has a significant effect on what you grow. It serves as the foundation for your greenhouse. Make sure it suits your growing needs.
These are some of the things you should take into account when you consider the type of flooring you will have for your greenhouse.
*How often do you intend to use your greenhouse?
If you intend to use your greenhouse on a daily basis, you will need durable flooring. The key is choosing a solution that is easy to maintain, one that won’t need much cleaning daily. A fully concreted floor may not be the perfect flooring type. The most common flooring solution is concrete slabs laid on sand. It may look basic, but it provides a good foundation for your greenhouse.
*How do you intend to use your greenhouse?
If you intend to use your greenhouse primarily for planting, you will need areas of soil to grow your plants. If you intend to use it as a nursery, you will need a solid flooring where you can put the pots you will be using for propagation.
All types of flooring have basic functions, but some greenhouse owners choose some types for aesthetic purposes. Large greenhouses owned by well-to-do people may have intricate ornamental flooring designs which may also serve a functional purpose. This solution is expensive, but should not be a problem if you intend to spend a lot of money on your project. But if you are on a budget, gravel is the ideal flooring for you. It can be laid on bare earth or sand. Gravel also looks neat and does not require high maintenance.
There are many choices of flooring for your greenhouse. But as you make your choice, it is great advice to put function over aesthetics, especially if you are on a tight budget. If finances will permit in the future, perhaps you can merge appearance and function.