Best Flooring Options for your Bathroom
When renovating a bathroom, many homeowners will base their choice of flooring more on appearance instead of practicality. Owing to the fact that some types of flooring have been specifically designed to withstand exposure to moisture and dampness far better than others, these are the options you should consider when the time comes to give your bathroom a much-needed facelift.
This has become one of the most popular choices for bathroom flooring over the years, mainly because tiles are hygienic and extremely easy to clean and maintain. If correctly laid, tiled flooring will be able to last 10 years or more – even if your bathroom experiences high levels of foot traffic. An added bonus is that many different colors and styles can be purchased, meaning that you will be able to find the perfect match for your bathroom.
Some popular options for tiled flooring include travertine, marble, quartz, ceramic and porcelain. When considering any of these types of tiles, choosing those with a polished finish will not only make it easier to keep clean; it will prevent them from becoming stained and discolored over time due to exposure to moisture. Tiles can be swept and/or vacuumed to prevent dust and dirt buildup and if required, they can be wet-cleaned whenever needed as well.
Although solid hardwood flooring is not suitable for moisture-prone areas such as bathrooms, there is an alternative available in the form of engineered hardwood. Engineered hardwood is manufactured from a durable plywood base that has been designed to withstand exposure to moisture over time and its thin layer of real wood on the top will still provide you with the hardwood appearance. In most cases, damp mopping is all that’s needed to keep this flooring looking attractive.
While the mention of this flooring may conjure up memories of grandma’s kitchen floor with the hideously bright or abstract patter on it, today’s vinyl flooring is available in several plain, colored and patterned options. This enables homeowners to obtain the look they desire – often for a fraction of the price of solid wood or tiles.
These days, vinyl flooring can be purchased in sheets, planks and tiles, making it easier than ever for this flooring to be installed to perfection.
If you’re looking for a more modern appearance in your bathroom, one of the best ways to achieve this is by installing concrete flooring. Owing to the fact that concrete works as the structural floor as well as the finished top layer, it makes this one of the most cost-effective and eco-friendly choices for flooring.
Concrete flooring is also extremely durable and water-resistant, making it an excellent choice for bathroom flooring. An added advantage is that if you grow tired of the look of concrete flooring after a few years, an alternative can simply be laid right over it.
If you would like to find out more about choosing the best flooring or you need advice regarding a complete bathroom makeover, contact our team today.