Showering and brushing are just a couple of the things we do in the bathroom to maintain personal hygiene. When redesigning, you want to make sure you’re making the best choices for the flooring. Water is a natural solvent, so choosing the right floor for rooms with excess H20 is essential. But first, let’s discuss the flooring you should skip.
Who doesn’t love a hardwood floor? Many people do because they go with all design schemes and are a classic look. But wood is absorbent and easily damaged when it comes to water, a substance used quite a bit in the bathroom. If you have your heart set on wood, keep reading. There are other great alternatives.
Carpeting feels good when you get out of the shower because it’s warm, but the water will collect at the bottom and can create an infestation of mold in your bathroom. Then you’ll have to tear it up and reinstall it. Carpeting is not water-resistant, so we highly advise against it in the bathroom.
Here are our recommendations for the best type of flooring to put in your bathroom.
Here we have a traditional flooring that has been used in bathrooms since ancient Egypt, but the flooring offered today is much more durable and better looking. Ceramic and porcelain are the two best options for water rooms. They’re durable, work wonderfully with water, and have so many colors and styles that you won’t be at a loss for design ideas.
Some stones are found near water sources because they work well in that atmosphere. Natural stone is an excellent choice for bathroom flooring. Some of the most popular options include granite, marble, and limestone. Stone flooring is pricier than other options, but it can increase the value of your home.
If your bathroom floor is already concrete, painting it to match your design is a beautiful, attractive, and fantastic way to use what you have. But you can’t just go with plain concrete. It can be slippery and isn’t water-resistant. It will need to be treated and sealed for safety.
While we love the look of wood, that type of flooring isn’t always the best choice for bathrooms. Water can damage wood flooring easily. This is where vinyl comes in to save the day because it can be designed to look like wood. It can also look like stone, tile with fun patterns and colors. Vinyl is waterproof and can be installed less expensively than stone.
Options for solid and beautiful bathroom flooring are abundant. The hardest part is deciding what’s best for your home. Our experts are here for any questions you have about all types of flooring and can help you in your decision-making process.
Most importantly, choosing a product that will fit your colors and designs while not breaking the bank. Your perfect bathroom floor is out there. All you have to do is start looking.