Offers a clean and classic look that is also extremely durable, waterproof, and stain-resistant. While ceramic tile is one of the most popular flooring options for bathroom, it can also be rather slippery to the feet. To avoid slip-and-fall accidents in the bathroom, best to choose a tile that is certified slip-resistant.
Vinyl is easy to clean, waterproof, and stain-proof and also known as one of the most budget-friendly floorings available. While it is possible for water to seep under, choosing a top-quality sheet vinyl will help mitigate the risk by reducing the seams.
If a warm and classic look is what you are looking for, hardwood floors should be your choice of bathroom flooring. While engineered wood resists humidity better than solid wood and is a smart choice in a damp space, when considering wood in general, know that water doesn’t play well with these materials. Just one big water-line leak can cause serious and expensive damage to your flooring.
While cork is resistant to mold and mildew and is water resistant, which makes it perfect for a bathroom, it is also environmental friendly. A polyurethane topcoat will protect the floors from minor spills therefore, it is important that the floor be resealed every few years to protect against moisture. Glue-down tiles, which come finished or unfinished, are perfect for above-grade applications, but click-in-place planks should be used for below-grade bathrooms. To prevent water seeping between gaps, it’s best to choose unfinished cork and finish the floor on-site.
Bamboo is eco-friendly and also easy on the budget, costing as little as half the price of hardwood floors. In the bathroom, the smart choice is engineered bamboo rather than solid bamboo because the planks are extremely durable and ideal for wet environments. They are also simple to install and damaged pieces can be replaced easily.