Bathroom flooring should be chosen keeping bathroom safety in mind. Vinyl linoleum flooring can last several decades and easy to clean and maintain while marble flooring is easy to maintain but is much more durable and can last for generations. Good quality tiles may also last for generations and are easy to clean and maintain. Bathroom laminate flooring can last almost a decade but needs a little more maintenance. Hardwood flooring may last a lifetime but needs to be well maintained, especially around the base of the commode. It adds warmth and elegance to your master bath and normally uses oak and pine wood. Bathroom carpet adds warmth and softness to the floor but is very difficult to maintain and water can cause odor and mildew in the carpet, so it is better to use throw rugs instead of carpets for comfort and style.
Bathroom flooring ideas eliminated warm and soft carpet as wet carpet
flooring becomes damp and dirty and does not look so cozy but if your
heart is set on the bathroom carpet flooring, make sure to have a vinyl
border around the bath, toilet and basin to take care of accidental
splashes and a few bathmats on it to soak in water and moisture and
soapy condensations from your feet. Laminate bathroom flooring may or
may not be used for wet floor areas though high quality laminate
bathroom flooring system with high gloss finish and smooth surface
adapts well to wet floorings. They are quick and easy to install too.
Stone finishes in bathroom laminate flooring such as granite and marble
designs look beautiful and can last for years.
The most popular options available to your while choosing bathroom
flooring are bathroom carpets, bathroom carpet tiles, ceramic floor
tiles, laminate flooring, bamboo flooring and vinyl flooring. Uncovered
floorboards in a period style bathroom are quite cheap and look
authentic. They add warmth to your bathroom. They need to be sanded well
before sealing coated with varnish. However, floorboards can be slippery
once they get wet and let the draught of air in the bath space. The
space between the floorboards can let the water seep in to the ceiling
below. Thus, it requires much maintenance. Bathroom carpet is warm and
inviting and has a non-slippery surface. The most commonly used carpet
in the bathroom is the one with foam backing.
They can be inexpensive and come in thousands of colors but bathroom
carpets can be much difficult to clean and must be of correct type.
Carpet tiles have evolved from tough and coarse tiles to the texture
that mirrors standard bathroom carpet. They are easier to replace, as
instead of tearing down the whole carpet, one has to just replace
individual tiles. It reduces the wastage and makes it easier to fit them
in the bath space. However, they offer limited choices and can still get
dirty easily. Ceramic bathroom floor tiles are available in reasonable
prices and offer wide range of styles, materials, sizes and colors. They
need to be installed carefully on wooden floorboards using special
adhesives or they may come loose and grout may crack. The non-slip
finishes in these tiles are best for bathroom floors and should have
bath mats for additional bathroom safety.
Wet rooms that look like giant shower cubicle ideally have solid floors
and can use ceramic tiles for flooring or vinyl flooring to ensure
totally waterproof finish. Ceramic tiles are relatively cheap and proper
laying o the tiles can make them waterproof too. They are quite durable,
come in vast range of options and are easy to clean. Bathroom laminate
flooring should be installed using the 'floating floor' principle but
since bathroom fixtures such as toilets, bidets, pedestals and
freestanding baths need to be anchored to the floor, it can be a
problem. A flat and level sub floor can guarantee quick installation of
the laminate flooring, especially with latest 'click' systems. They are
easy to lay and clean but water spills can damage the boards and
laminate flooring may get slippery when it is wet. One of the few
options for hardwood floors that can be used in bathrooms is bamboo
flooring that does not require much maintenance and is quite resistant
to damage and scuffing.