Bathroom flooring is an important component of any bathroom renovation, flooring can easily become worn and dated. The right flooring choice is not only practical, but also sets the tone for the bathroom’s design. Here we give a rundown of the most popular bathroom flooring options and discuss the pros and cons of each.
Tile Bathroom Flooring
Tile is one of the most popular bathroom flooring options, as it’s waterproof, low-maintenance, stain resistant and durable. Ceramic bathroom tiling is available in many sizes, shapes colors, patterns and textures. However, tile feels hard and cool underfoot, and smooth-surface tile can become slippery when wet.
Vinyl Bathroom Flooring
Vinyl flooring is durable and resists water penetration. Vinyl is available in both sheet and tile form, and comes in a wide array of colors, prints and textures. However, sheet vinyl flooring can be difficult and costly to install, so should only be installed by competent professionals.
Marble Bathroom Flooring
Marble is the quintessential flooring, and creates a stately, classic look. It is highly durable, and comes in a variety of colors and finishes. However, marble can be slippery when wet, so if it is used around showers or tubs proper non-slip bath mats should be in place. Marble is also quite costly, and the underlying structure may need to be reinforced to accommodate its weight.
Most flooring sits directly on the concrete slab, which can actually be dyed to create an attractive flooring all its own. Stained concrete is waterproof, low-maintenance and the most economical flooring choice available. It’s also an excellent DIY flooring option, and can be installed by most amateurs. However, stained concrete can be very slippery when wet, so non-slip bath mats should be placed around showers and tubs to prevent slips and falls.
Over to You
Are you currently engaged in a bathroom remodeling project, or have you just remodeled your bathroom? If so, we’d love to hear your own bathroom remodeling ideas and flooring insights in the comments section.