Bathroom floors demand an awful lot for just a floor – from the splash factor and wet surfaces to high humidity. If you want to make the most out of your bathroom remodeling project, make sure you choose flooring that will be able to stand up to the room’s harsh conditions.
Here are 4 things to consider when choosing bathroom flooring. These tips will help you choose the right flooring if you ever decide to tackle your bathroom.
The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the house. Every member of the family will be using it a number of times a day. So, when looking to update your bathroom floors, make sure that you choose flooring that is durable; select flooring that meets the demand of your bathroom.
Natural stone is a good choice if you can afford it. Concrete, for example, is great not just for the bathroom but the rest of your home. But if not, sheet vinyl would be a great alternative. With sheet vinyl, you get all the durability of vinyl flooring. Plus, it has zero seams.
Your bathroom floor is almost always wet. As the room with the most humidity, you want to choose flooring materials that don’t get slippery when wet. This is especially important if you have kids, pets, or are older.
Glazed ceramic floor tiles are perfect for the bathroom, especially for the shower since they provide superior traction. If you choose smaller tiles, it would be even better because the grout lines produce a lot of traction.
When shopping for bathroom flooring, you can’t just settle for nice looking materials. You want something that can stand up to wet conditions, frequent cleaning while still looking great.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are excellent choices for the bathroom. Not only do they look great, they can also stand up to the conditions of the bathroom. If you like the look of wood, then that won’t be a problem. Tiles are available in a wide variety of colors, designs, and patterns. Some even mimic the look of wood. Vinyl sheet is also a good choice if extreme amounts of water are expected.
A bathroom remodel can be expensive. But you also need to consider that the flooring is just a one-time investment, so go for the best flooring you can afford. If you have the budget, opt for stone flooring. If you are on a tight budget, try ceramic flooring. Luckily, flooring options are flexible. You have the freedom to choose so many different style and color.
Still stuck? Take some time to check out our Design Center for ideas and to see some of our bathroom projects. If you like what you see, schedule a free in-home consultation where we can help you get your home improvement project started.