Top 5 bathroom flooring options for your Home
A bathroom floor is a key element to any renovation or upgrade. It not only has to look good but it also has to cope with water spills, humidity, and temperature changes making it imperative that you select the right bathroom flooring for you. In this article, we take a look at some options from traditional tile to newer products such as CERAMIN waterproof flooring.
1. Tile Bathroom Flooring
Tiles are probably the most popular bathroom flooring for most people as it is waterproof, stylish and cost-effective. A tiled floor can gives that solid feeling and often fits with your styling and colour palette. Because there are so many different types of tiles, you can create the exact floor you want. You can even find ceramic tiles that looks like wood or stone.
Tiles no longer come in squares they come in all different shapes and sizes including rectangular, octagonal and hexagonal. Smaller mosaic tiles are pre-mounted on plastic mesh sheets, so you do not have to individually set each tile. With tinted grout, you can be even more creative.
Like stone, tile is cold, so this is one thing to be aware of, you can always lay a heat element under the tile but this can prove quite expensive to lay and run every day. Tiles can also be slippery so make sure that when you select them for your bathroom that they have some level of texture.
2. Ceramin Bathroom Flooring
Ceramin is a fairly new product in the NZ market and is made in Germany. It is a waterproof flooring that is free from phthalates, plasticisers and volatile harmful substances making it a great eco friendly product too! It is low weight per metre squared and yet still extremely robust, making it the ideal surface for bathroom flooring and walls, and although far lighter than ceramic, it’s just as stable, waterproof and heavy duty. Some of the features include:
✓ Water resistant
✓ Extremely hard-wearing
✓ Without PVC and chlorine
✓ Free from plasticisers and phthalate
✓ Ecological and exclusively made in Germany
✓ Design-decors in digital printing processes
3. Laminate Bathroom Flooring
Laminate flooring has definitely evolved over the years, once seen as a cheap and inferior alternative to wood flooring, it is now a cost-effective, durable, and versatile option suited to any area of the home, including the bathroom. If you do select laminate then make sure you pick a water- and humidity-resistant fibreboard-based laminate that can stand up to spills and splashing. It may also be wise to hire a professional to lay it correctly, especially if your bathroom is an awkward shape or you’re laying it around existing fittings.
4. Vinyl Bathroom Flooring
Vinyl flooring is another great option for a bathroom floor, it comes in sheets and planks and is very practical. Sheet vinyl flooring is your best option if extreme amounts of water are expected, such as in children's bathrooms or laundry rooms. Because it comes in large sizes, sheet vinyl may have zero seams especially in smaller bathrooms. The other option is vinyl plank flooring and this is becoming increasingly popular due to the price and the hundreds of style now available.
5. Engineered Wood Bathroom Flooring
The introduction of wood back into bathrooms this year is very on trend. Whether it is a wood vanity, wood accessories or even a wooden floor. If wood flooring is the type of flooring that you are considering then you may want to consider engineered wood due to its dimensional stability under high moisture conditions. For more information on wood head over to our website or give us call.
It is fair to say that a bathroom floor will experience some moisture every day so think about the durability and the practicality when choosing your flooring, do your homework and pick the flooring that best suits your lifestyle, time of life and home. If you need help with your decision please come and visit our showroom or contact me.