Flooring Options for Your Bathroom Remodel
When remodeling a bathroom, nothing is more important that choosing the right flooring. More than aesthetics, budget or durability, bathroom flooring must be up to the task of being wet. Even the most diligent person will get water on the bathroom floor from time to time and, if not, there is always moisture. With this in mind, it is paramount that the right flooring is used in a bathroom remodeling project. While there are many options, here are six that will do the job better than most.
Porcelain tiles should be on the top of your list for bathroom flooring. It is made from clay and fired at extremely high temperatures. Because of its hard exterior it resists water, bacteria, odors and staining. It is also unaffected by moisture. Porcelain is also one of the most versatile flooring options, as it comes in many shapes, sizes and colors – there is literally a porcelain option for everyone. Lastly, porcelain tiles will stand the test of time. Done right, you won’t have to replace your bathroom floor for a very long time, if ever.
While more expensive than most other options, there is nothing like natural stone. Not only is it stylish, it will last a lifetime. There are also a tremendous amount of options including marble, limestone and travertine. Each of these stones is naturally occurring and each possesses it’s own patterns, tones and textures making them one-of-a kind. As far as durability is concerned, there is nothing compared to natural stone.
If you are on a budget, vinyl is a great inexpensive option. It is water resistant and comes in a wide range of colors and patterns. You can often imitate other flooring materials to achieve your desired look at a fraction of the price. Perhaps vinyl’s best feature is it has a softer feel than most other flooring, making it more comfortable to walk on.
If you are eco-conscious, you may want to consider cork. Made from the bark of a tree, it is water resistant and doesn’t mold or mildew, which makes it perfect for a bathroom. To keep water from seeping between the gaps, it may make sense to start with unfinished cork and have it finished once the flooring is in place. Cork flooring offers a look and feel like no other. If you are looking for something a bit more exotic, cork may be the option for you.
Another eco-friendly flooring choice is bamboo. Not only is it highly sustainable, it is also affordable. Engineered bamboo planks, by their very nature, are ideal for wet environments. Additionally bamboo is easy to install and very durable. But, perhaps one of the most appealing features of bamboo flooring is damaged pieces are easy to replace.
This is a fantastic option that has been used since time immemorial by homeowners across the globe. Hardwood floors are fabulous as they create a classic and warm look in your bathroom. Engineered wood is made of a combination of real wood veneer and plywood and is more humidity resistant than solid wood. If you want wooden flooring for your bathroom, you will find many prefinished options that are water resistant and able to withstand heavy foot traffic.
Choosing the right flooring material for your bathroom is important. Here at Majestic Floor Covering, our professional and knowledgeable team will help you choose the right flooring for your project. Stop by our showroom at 1495 South Main Street in Randleman to see the wide variety of flooring options that are available to you for any flooring project.