Bathroom flooring, demystified
Of all the rooms in your house, your bathroom needs to be the most durable as it suffers the most wear and tear due to water and moisture. This makes choosing the right tiles a daunting task, especially if it is your first time. No need to worry, help is at hand! We have rounded up some of the best options to choose from:
Vinyl Flooring For Bathroom
If you are looking at a super practical option, vinyl is the way to go. It has been used in bathrooms for decades and works best in bathrooms where you anticipate extreme amounts of water. It comes in different sizes from large sheets to narrow strips – lay them right and you will have a zero-seam floor that protects your house from seepage and water damage.
Natural Stone As Flooring
For an aesthetically pleasing bathroom floor, it doesn’t get better than natural stone. It is hard and durable, and what’s more is that this flooring has a high resale value. With options like limestone, granite to choose from, natural stone can be a little heavy on your wallet. Despite its visual appeal, stone flooring is known for being slippery. While this can be offset with sandblasting or using naturally textured stones, we don’t recommend using it in areas like the shower or laundry room.
Porcelain Tiles For Bathroom
Arguably, the best option for bathroom flooring is porcelain tiles. Not only are they waterproof, they are also incredibly stylish and easy on the pocket. They are the perfect blend of natural stone’s aesthetic appeal and vinyl’s practical application. The best part about using porcelain is that you can recreate any kind of look and feel in your bathroom, right from wooden textures to raw stone finishes. We recommend using smaller tiles in your bathroom, as they are more effective as a non-skid surface.
Not everything that looks good in your home, works for your bathroom. Here are a few options we suggest you steer clear of:
Have you ever spilt water on your living room rug? How long does it take for you to clean it up and go back to a dry rug? Imagine if this was a daily affair in your bathroom! Carpet’s poor moisture resistance makes it a terrible choice for the bathroom, especially in small and confined spaces, as it will take forever to dry out. If you still want a carpet flooring for your bathroom, we suggest you use inorganic materials like nylon.
Moisture rots hardwood and even the tiniest amount of water will cause a lot of damage to your floors. If you are still sure you want only hardwood in your bathroom, make certain it is perfectly installed to allow for zero gaps for moisture.
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