When it comes to selecting the right bathroom flooring ideas, there is more to consider than personal style. Some very important aspects arise: Is your bathroom flooring, for example, impervious to water? Is it safe to walk across with wet feet? Can it stain quite easily when make-up spills? Given these considerations, here are some of the best bathroom flooring ideas:
Most people believe that carpet flooring isn’t a viable option for waterlogged bathrooms. However, you just need to settle on certain careful options. As long as the carpet is stain or mildew resistant, with a material that does not permit water to infiltrate into the pad, you are good to go. Therefore, it’s important to seek options within these parameters. Not only does carpet flooring offer warmth and softness underfoot, but the pattern and color options are limitless as well.
The ceramic tile floor differs from wall tile in that it incorporates much more than a texture to eliminate spillage. It is usually between 0.5 inches to 0.75 inches thick, and measures from around 4×4 inches to 2 square feet. In addition to square tiles, other shapes are also available, including hexagonal and octagonal. Furthermore, mosaic tiles (2 square inches or smaller) always come in pre-mounted mesh sheets of fabric. Ceramic tiles are available in a wide variety of patterns and colors; plus, you may take your creativity a notch higher with colored grouts. They are hygienic and durable, but pay some close attention to it’s porosity rating: it is necessary in a space like a bathroom that needs moisture proof flooring. The porosity ratings range from the least absorbent (impervious) to vitreous, semi-vitreous and, finally, non-vitreous (the most absorbent).
Made of small layers of materials bonded together to enhance strength such as Kraft paper, wood fiber and resin. Laminate flooring is typically compacted under significant pressure to generate the final design, which is then turned into planks. In addition, the top surface of a laminate-plank is a photographic image, actually printed from a film to a decorative layer, which is then covered with a protective layer. The significant resolution of the film leads to an amazing appearance, so that a laminate might appear to be a combination of different materials; especially wood grain. And since it’s easy to clean and durable, laminate flooring offer a viable option for bathrooms.
Hardwood flooring tends to bring a sense of warmth to the bathroom. In addition, if hardwood is your flooring choice in the entire house, you will get a cohesive look. Even worse-for-the-wear hardwood flooring could be given a new look by painting or staining to complement the décor of the entire room.
Cut into small tiles, usually 12 square inches or larger, stone flooring is durable and easy to clear, but it requires a strong sub-floor. It tends to be very slippery when wet, particularly in a polished form. However, stone can be ground flat, but not polished (honed) or textured (by sand-blasting); remember that unpolished types might need a sealant to prevent staining.