The Six Best Bathroom Flooring Options
Durability, water resistance and looks.
We're not talking about your spouse, silly, but your bathroom flooring! These are the top three factors we consider with our bathroom remodeling clients when making selections. Bathroom floor tile is available in a surprising number of materials. Ceramic, porcelain, and vinyl tiles are what come to mind first, and for good reason. They are the most popular choices and perhaps the most practical. Here is a quick guide to help you determine the best floor tile for your bath:
Ceramic Tile Flooring
Durable and easy to clean, tile is a practical flooring choice for the bathroom. Ceramic tile comes in a wide range of sizes, shapes and styles, some of which mimic the look of natural stone. Textured designs help prevent slippage.
Porcelain Tile Flooring
Porcelain tile is fired at higher temperatures than ceramic, making it more durable and less porous. Today's homeowners are opting for larger floor tile —12x12 or 18x18 inches — to reduce grout lines.
Stone Tile Flooring
Usually made from travertine, limestone, marble, granite or slate, natural stone lends a high-end look to a bathroom. This type of tile is the most expensive, but it lasts a lifetime.
Elaborate Tile Designs
Many designers are thinking beyond basic square tile when installing bathroom floors, incorporating unusual shapes and small mosaic tiles. Here, a mix of marble, limestone, and onyx mosaics produces a one-of-a-kind tile floor.
Carpet TilesWhile wall-to-wall carpet is not practical in the bathroom, carpet tiles can add warmth and softness to a bathroom floor. If the carpet gets wet, the squares can easily be pulled up to dry.
Cork is warm to the touch and very easy on the feet, and the tiles come tinted in a variety of colors. Installation is not difficult, but if you purchase unfinished tiles, expect to protect them with two coats of polyurethane. Generally, cork tiles are installed with a troweled-on adhesive, but click-in-place floating floor products are also available.
And here is where to start on a beautiful new bathroom remodel of your own: Atlanta Bathroom Remodeling