The question of bathroom flooring can actually be quite a tricky one to grapple with. There are so many options available now that suit a wide range of budgets and décor styles. You can also be forgiven for being distracted by the latest buzzwords in interior decorating and not actually looking at the flooring that suits your style and home.
This is why we’ve created a list of some of our favourite choices when it comes to bathroom flooring.
Porcelain and ceramic tiles
This option is a classic one. Porcelain and ceramic tiles have been used in bathrooms for as long as they’ve been around. The traditional subway tile was made of porcelain. Today your choice in colour, shape and size is so vast, you’re sure to get just the right look to suit your home décor.
The reason that porcelain and ceramic tiles have lasted so long as the quintessential bathroom flooring choice is because they are so hard wearing. They can withstand plenty of foot traffic over many years. Additionally, porcelain doesn’t absorb water very easily, making it a great choice for the bathroom.
Vinyl bathroom flooring
Vinyl has often been thought of as the budget option or the low-cost choice, which has given it a bit of a bad reputation. However, just because something doesn’t break the bank doesn’t mean it isn’t a great option for any home, and the installation is simple enough to be done by yourself.
It’s incredibly durable and water resistant – perfect for the bathroom or even the laundry room. You can also get a single sheet cut to fit your space or go for tiles to get the look of porcelain or ceramic. It terms of colour and patterns, you are only limited by your imagination.
Cork bathroom flooring
If you’re environmentally conscious, cork is the ideal choice for your bathroom. It’s incredibly popular right now for an extremely wide range of uses – from flooring to kitchen appliances to personal accessories like wallets and handbags. This is due to cork being so flexible to work with and so easy to grow and replenish supplies.
When it comes to bathroom flooring, cork is wonderful because of its hypoallergenic qualities. It’s very resistant to mould and mildew. The finished look is also warm and inviting, and it feels lovely underfoot.
Laminate bathroom flooring
For those of you who are traditionalists in your style, a wooden bathroom floor may be what you’re dreaming of. However, this can be a very expensive undertaking – not just buying the wood, but maintaining it too.
This is why we suggest you go for laminate or composite flooring. You get the classic look but without the hefty price tag. Additionally, the laminate pieces are much better in a wet environment and will last a lot longer than wood.
Natural Stone flooring
Natural stone bathroom flooring styles like granite, marble, slate, onyx, travertine, etc renders stunning results and are durable, especially in wet areas. They’re also low maintenance and effortless to clean. Having said that, it is the costlier of most options and the material can be cold underfoot and prone to slipperiness.
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