What is the best bathroom flooring option?
When it comes to choosing bathroom flooring, there are a few important factors you need to consider. There are various types of floors that should definitely be avoided due to their vulnerability to moisture. Even small splashes of water could end up causing a lot of expensive or irreparable damage. But don’t worry, below you’ll find everything you need to know about choosing the best floor type for your bathroom and the things you should be aware of.
Which floors shouldn’t you install?
- Solid wood
Solid wood and laminate should definitely be avoided as even a little amount of water can seep through into the layers of wood. This can then cause them to part, resulting in the timber warping or swelling.
So now you know which floors to avoid, what types of floor are suitable?
Best types of bathroom flooring
You have a number of suitable options when choosing bathroom flooring. They include:
- Luxury Vinyl Tiles
- Natural stone tiles
- Sheet Vinyl
- Aqua Step
Natural stone tiles do provide a great, attractive finish. However, they can be really cold underfoot and they are also one of the most expensive options. Not only do they cost a lot to initially purchase, but they also come with maintenance costs too. For that reason, many people prefer to opt for vinyl flooring. Vinyl tiles are the best solution for a bathroom floor. They are fully watertight, ideal for wet rooms using an epoxy adhesive. They are easy to clean so doesn’t matter if there are spillages. Vinyl tiles are also warm underfoot. Sheet Vinyl is a cheaper option normally in the costing of material and labour, it has a lot of similar qualities to Vinyl Tiles but is not as suitable for wet rooms.
Vinyl is a fantastic choice for the bathroom as it is water resistant. It also comes in hundreds of different designs, including wood and stone. It’s surprising how realistic the stone and wood effect vinyl tiles can be. You basically benefit from the look of these luxury floors, without having to worry about the cost or maintenance. It is also very easy to wipe clean, easy to install and it typically comes with a wear layer which makes it exceptionally durable. It is also stain and scratch resistant making it a great option for high traffic areas like bathrooms.
Overall when choosing bathroom flooring it helps to take into account the cost, maintenance, design and ease of installation. If you want it to fit in with your existing décor, be sure to opt for a neutral colour. Best At Flooring has a wide selection of suitable bathroom flooring available. Why not browse our full range today? And if you need more information on bathroom flooring, we have designed a bathroom flooring guide to make the process even easier.