When it comes to bathroom flooring, your options are a little more limited than in other rooms of the house, but you still have plenty of great flooring to choose from. This week we’ll discuss your options for bathroom flooring to help you with planning your new bathroom remodel.
Bathroom Flooring Options
Carpet and solid hardwood are out from the start. Some homeowners choose laminate flooring, but once moisture gets under the surface, it’s all over. If you’re set on hardwood, you can try engineered hardwood wood. Its plywood base does well in keeping out moisture, plus you get the look of hardwood.
Stone is a beautiful option for bathroom flooring. You can’t go wrong with the beauty of granite or marble. Plus, you won’t have to worry about moisture at all. However, there are a few disadvantages to stone that you’ll want to consider. First, it’s easily the most expensive bathroom flooring option. Second, it doesn’t retain heat very well, meaning it will be cold underfoot. Stone can also get slippery, but you can prevent this by purchasing textured stone. Some varieties of stone, such as slate, are naturally textured, and others can be sandblasted to get texture.
Sheet or Tile Vinyl
Vinyl is great if you’re doing a bathroom remodel on a budget, as it’s the most affordable bathroom flooring option out there. You can get either sheet or tile vinyl. Tile vinyl is easy to install, but the tiles may come up after awhile. Sheet vinyl doesn’t have this problem, but the trade-off is that it’s more difficult to install. If budget is your priority, vinyl is your ideal bathroom floor.
Ceramic tile is the most popular bathroom flooring option for several reasons. First, it’s fairly inexpensive. Second, there are tons of different colors, designs, patterns, and textures to choose from, so you’re sure to find something you like. Tile is low-maintenance and resistant to moisture. The only downsides are, like stone, tile is cold and can be slippery. Use textured tiles or smaller tiles to give the floor a better grip.
About C.C. Dietz
We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement finishing, additions, as well as building custom homes from the ground up. We offer free consultations in order to discuss the scope, time frame, and estimate for your project. If you’re ready to remodel in York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg Pennsylvania, C.C. Dietz is here to help. If you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact C.C. Dietz by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.