What type of flooring should you put in a bathroom?
The bathroom is one of the most popular places to walk around barefoot in your home. We believe it is important to have a floor beneath your feet that feels comfortable, but also compliments your interior design. People have a common mindset that buying flooring for their bathroom is the same process as buying flooring for the rest of the house. Read more to learn why that is not the case and what flooring we suggest you purchase.
If you are feeling overwhelmed and are looking for a guide to start your next flooring project, be sure to check out our first blog: 10 Things to consider when shopping for flooring
It goes without saying, it’s vital for your bathroom to have waterproof flooring. It should be able to protect against everything from daily sauna hot showers to accidental overflows. Situations like those give water the opportunity to creep into every aspect of the space. Don’t let the floor become one of them!
Luxury Vinyl Plank is a great option we highly recommend. These designs will give you more of a natural wood look in a place where you should not be putting hardwood flooring. While being waterproof, it also is scratchproof for any accidental drops!
Luxury Vinyl Tile is very similar to Luxury Vinyl Plank. The main difference is the look of the design! If you are looking for more of a natural tile look for less, this is a great alternative. This flooring type is also water and scratch proof for a dependable choice.
Ceramic or Porcelain Tile
We also recommend purchasing ceramic or porcelain tiles for your bathroom flooring project. They are both decorative and medium-priced options to use that will serve you well long term. We also believe that the flooring you choose should include grout to help lower the probability of the floor becoming too slippery. Ceramic and Porcelain tiles have many uses throughout your home. They can both be used for counter-tops and wall decorations. People enjoy the idea of having a wide range of designs to choose from for full customization.
In addition, many customers purchase a heating system that goes under their tile flooring. During those cold winter months, there will be times where you will not want to step onto the frozen tundra of a floor and want to be met with a warm comfortable alternative. This option can be pricy, but we think it is worth it!
Waterproof Laminate Flooring
The last type of flooring we recommend consumers take a look at is waterproof laminate flooring. This kind of laminate flooring is another great alternative to hardwood. We usually advise you to stay away from hardwood due to the potential of rotting and warping. A popular brand we sell here at Arko flooring is Mohawk's RevWood line. This product line provides a lot of different patterns and is perfect for any bathroom.
If you have questions about a certain type of flooring being the perfect fit for your bathroom, give us a call! Interested in learning more, visit our showroom or contact us. We would be happy to help you!