As much as we love wood floors, we have to warn customers that installing wood in the bathroom is usually a bad idea. That little fan in the ceiling just can’t remove humidity fast enough, and there’s always going to be water splashed on the floor. So, what options do you have that are more water resistant?
This is a low-cost option that is super-easy to clean. Unlike laminate tiles, it has no seams. This means there are no crevices for water to penetrate or where mold can grow. Of course, this isn’t the most attractive choice. The feel underfoot can also be a little unpleasant. Since you’re unlikely to wear shower shoes in your own home, you’ll need to get used to the sensation of vinyl underfoot.
Stone and ceramic are fantastic choices for bathroom floors. You’ll need to make sure the grout is very well sealed to make it mildew resistant. But the texture, look and feel of these floors is amazing. Stone floors are lovely if you have older, rustic, or distressed wood floors throughout the rest of your home. Ceramic or porcelain tile goes well with more modern and glossy wood floors. An under floor heating system can be installed beneath tile, keeping your toes toasty.
Stained and stamped concrete that’s sealed to make it waterproof is a newer option for bathroom floors. It looks very trendy, but will also stand the test of time. It can be colored to look like an abstract painting or mural, or stained to appear like faux marble or other materials. If you are renovating your bathroom and want to have a walk-in shower, the concrete could go across the whole floor.
To learn more about your bathroom flooring options and get a free in-home evaluation and quote, contact Residential Floors today!