Choosing the right option for your bathroom flooring doesn’t have to be daunting. Having a floor that is water proof, safe, and easy to maintain – while being aesthetically pleasing – is a priority. Yet, it’s also important to consider how it will perform under heavy moisture. Here are a few choices to consider:
A popular option for bathroom flooring is Porcelain Tile. It’s long lasting, waterproof, and less porous than ceramic. Be sure to select a matte finish rather than a gloss, so that it’s slip resistant, to avoid falls and accidents on a wet floor. Although one of the ‘cons’ is that it is a cold floor underfoot, a radiant floor heating system can be installed, to keep your bare feet toasty warm.
When choosing a tile design, keep in mind the color scheme you are going for, not only with the floors, but also with the shower and wall tiles. A good flow of color will bring a cohesive, clean look.
The tile size is also an important element to consider. Smaller tiles will require more labor, which will increase the cost. If your bathroom space is spacious, large tiles will be more cost effective and make the bathroom feel even bigger. If your bathroom is a small space, keep in mind the small tiles that will be needed, will drive up the labor costs. In that case, you may want to consider another type of floor.
Another cost effective way to upgrade your bathroom floor, is to go with Vinyl flooring. It has been a popular choice for decades, because it’s so cost effective, water proof (great for kids’ bathrooms or laundry rooms) and stain resistant. The best option would be sheet vinyl, as it will practically have no seams, which means water won’t be able to seep under it. Also a foam backing, makes the vinyl softer underfoot, which will help prevent slips and falls.
Stone Tile is a timeless classic that creates a clean statement of elegance, luxury and longevity. Choose from marble, granite, travertine, slate or other natural materials. Marble and Granite are the most popular choices among homeowners today. With a high quality sealant, stone tile can become moisture and stain resistant, and the sealant helps to combat scratches and damages, making it durable and long lasting.
Book a free consultation with GC Flooring Pros to discuss the many options available to you, when considering an upgrade for your bathroom flooring.