Vinyl – A Great Choice for Bathroom Flooring
If you are like most people, you probably take your bathroom floor for granted, that is, until you are renovating your home and want to replace it. You quickly realize that the new fixtures you have chosen do not match the style of the floor and thus, your quest to replace it begins. What you discover, first and foremost, is that there are many options available in style and price. Because of this, finding the perfect flooring for your bathroom can be daunting. One of the most economical choices, and perhaps the most versatile, is vinyl.
Vinyl should not be confused with old-school linoleum. Modern vinyl is as beautiful as it is economical. It is also very resilient, easy-to-clean and made to look like more expensive flooring options. It is also very comfortable on your feet and super low-maintenance.
There are three basic types of vinyl floor options for the bath: sheet, tile and plank. Sheet vinyl comes in a range of colors and designs and is preferred for high-traffic baths. Vinyl tiles are easy-to-install and mimic stone or ceramic tile. They come in just about any color. The size of the individual tiles range from small to large format and can be installed in practically any pattern for a custom look.
Additionally, you will be surprised by the striking, unusual patterns and textures you can get with vinyl flooring these days. Among the convincing wood-like finishes are distressed and hand-scraped versions. You’ll find a variety of stone and marble effects (slate and travertine are hot trends), as well as “groutable” vinyl tiles that are laid and grouted like their ceramic counterparts.
There are a few important details to keep in mind when selecting your vinyl floor for your bathroom. Be prepared to see a lot of different styles, patterns and finishing options. There are so many possibilities these days! Think about what looks best with what you are trying to accomplish and try not to get overwhelmed.