by Elias Deukmajian | Bathrooms
Selecting your new bathroom flooring can be a confusing process – especially if you’re not sure what design route you want to take. There’s a lot to consider when it comes to choosing flooring for any room in your house, let alone a bathroom. Bathrooms present unique challenges for homeowners because they have to stand up to moisture well, and therefore so does the flooring you choose. There’s a lot to think about when it comes to bathroom floors, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Here are a few tips that can help you narrow your focus and make some choices.
Style and aesthetic
Flooring options are all different and unique in terms of design, and under each type of flooring you might find certain textures, colors, or patterns that either appeal more to you individually, or might go well with the rest of your home design. Keeping things cohesive yet exciting is a fine balance that is difficult to achieve without the proper information. Therefore, it’s important to look through your options carefully when choosing the type of flooring, while keeping in mind what the aesthetic of the rest of your home is, or what you’d like it to be.
Along with what your flooring will look like, it’s important to consider how it will function in your bathroom. Besides the kitchen, the bathroom is a room in the home that is highly susceptible to water and moisture damage. Therefore, it’s important to choose flooring that is water-resistant, stain-resistant, and can be moderately slip-resistant (depending on who lives in the home and how much you’re willing to invest in area rugs). Bathroom flooring should be functional above all else, but making sure your flooring is a good fit for your home will depend on a few factors, including the age of the people who live in the home, the tendency for messes to be made, and the level of cleaning you want to engage in.
Types of flooring options
There are many different types of flooring that are suitable for a bathroom, and some are certainly better than others in different cases. Carpet is generally steered away from in bathroom flooring for a number of reasons, but mainly because it typically doesn’t hold up to water saturation very well. Here are some flooring options you may consider for your bathroom.
You might consider hardwood if you like an antique look in your home or appreciate the value of hardwood flooring. Furthermore, if your home already has hardwood throughout it, keeping the bathroom look aligning with the rest of the home might be a good plan. Remember that hardwood can be expensive, and it’s important to take precautions for keeping hardwood protected from water stains.
This type of flooring is easy to maintain and keep clean, but it’s also very versatile. There are tons of laminate flooring options to choose from; in fact, you can even make your laminate flooring look like hardwood!
This is a good option for those who want an in-between option of hardwood and laminate. Ceramic tile is more durable than laminate in some cases, and usually low-maintenance. This is another flooring option that you have tons of options with and will hold up to moisture well.
Vinyl flooring is a classic option for bathroom remodels. It’s cost-effective and versatile, and it’s pretty easy to install. Keep in mind that vinyl flooring has more gaps to fill, which can lead to an increased risk for water damage, mold, mildew, and other bacteria to grow.
Stone flooring is classy and expensive-looking, but comes in enough options that you don’t have to necessarily break the bank to get the desired look you’re going for. It’s durable and resistant to water, which is an added benefit for your bathroom floor.
The remodeling experts here at Kitchen Emporium have helped countless residents of Southern California areas, including the San Fernando Valley, San Diego, and San Marcos, choose the right flooring for their bathroom as well as complete full remodel projects with success. Choosing the right bathroom flooring that fits in your budget but meets all the items on your checklist can be daunting, and we’re here to help. To learn more about our services or to speak to a professional, please feel free to look over our website or get in touch with us directly.