Not all bathrooms are the same, some have tubs, some have showers, some are 'powder rooms' with no real washing facilities but even so they all have one thing in common – they all involve water and that affects your choice of flooring. Every bathroom needs flooring chosen for its waterproof qualities, though ones without washing facilities don't need to be as full on water proof and may only need water resistant materials. Nobody spends time lying on a bathroom floor either, at least not when things are going well, so that affects the comfort people expect, however since you're probably going to walk barefoot on it it's nice to think about what it will feel underfoot.
Porcelain and Ceramic Tile
Tile is the classic for bathrooms but where that once meant single color squares modern tiles have now expanded into a rainbow of colors shapes, and types so the choice is endless. Porcelain is a type of ceramic but differs from general ceramic tiles by being denser and more waterproof. In the real world that means porcelain is a better choice for outdoors if you are planning an outdoor shower or areas with really heavy water spillage like some walk in showers. It's also trickier to cut to shape which means that if you want porcelain you need to make sure that it's being installed by the experts at Bathroom Remodel Dayton Ohio.
Sheet vinyl used to be a hot favorite for bathrooms but has lost out to more sophisticated looking alternatives like tile and natural materials. There are some places however where the flexibility and waterproof nature of sheet vinyl are still tops. Because it comes in a sheet the vinyl can often extend to cover the entire floor area which means no seams and so no leaks. Which is perfect for really wet rooms like kids' bathrooms. The range of modern designs means it can be as bright and cheerful as your kids' imagination too.
Real stone flooring doesn't come cheap but there again it holds its value in resale because it is beautiful and durable and just breathes quality. A little care is needed however to ensure that the right stone is used since you don't want stone that feels cold and slippery underfoot. There are a number of ways of ensuring that's not the case including heated floors and carefully installed stone both of which are best left to our experts. Talk to us today about what natural stone could do for your bathroom.
Wood can be a problem floor for bathrooms because it soaks up water and has seams, but wood laminate is a great flooring because it is resin impregnated and has tight seams that resist water when installed by our craftsmen. Plus there is a tough top layer that is not only water resistant but so durable that some brands offer guarantees of up to thirty years. Even without underfloor heating a laminate floor is likely to feel warm and comforting underfoot when you're walking barefoot so talk to us today about your options.