Our customers who are either building a new home or renovating an old one often ask us about best flooring options for the bathroom. We are pleased to tell them that there are a lot of beautiful options to choose from. Here are a few of them:
When many of our customers think of bathroom flooring they think of ceramic tile, and it is still one of the most popular types of flooring for a bathroom. Firing it at high temperatures makes it waterproof as well as durable, and colors never fade because they are baked into the tile. There are some things a homeowner needs to take into account when choosing ceramic floor tile. The first is that it should be made for the floor and not the wall, and the second is that it should be textured to reduce the risk of slipping.
Few materials are more beautiful than natural stone tile. Besides its beauty, the smaller square footage of most bathroom floors allows a homeowner to splurge on stone such as:
which might be too expensive for a larger room. The aforementioned stone needs to be sealed to protect it. Only slate, which has been used as roofing for centuries, doesn’t need to be sealed. The subfloor also has to be strong enough to support the weight of the stone tiles.
Vinyl is basically a waterproof plastic, and like ceramic tile comes in a wealth of colors and patterns. Vinyl can come in tiles, but sheet vinyl is even better. It has no seams into which water can seep.
More and more homeowners are choosing concrete for their bathroom floor. Concrete is poured in place, and though some people like the gray, industrial look of unadorned concrete, technology has allowed concrete to be dyed, stained and stamped. Now, it is able to resemble just about any other material, including glass, wood, brick, natural stone or even leather. Like stone, concrete needs to be sealed to make it completely waterproof.
Linoleum, originally made of flaxseed oil and other natural products, is water-repellent. Like vinyl, linoleum installed in seamless sheets is almost completely waterproof. It famously comes in all kinds of patterns and colors to match the bathroom’s overall decor.
Don’t think that glass can’t be installed on the bathroom floor! The scintillating beauty of glass is unparalleled, and it doesn’t stain and has anti-mold and antibacterial properties. Of course, it is completely waterproof, and the type of glass used as floor tiles is surprisingly tough. Glass is good for really tiny powder rooms or as accents used with ceramic tiles.
If you live in the Fredericksburg area and you’re wondering what type of flooring would look and perform best in your bathroom, don’t hesitate to call our flooring professionals at S & K Remodeling.
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