Bathrooms are more than just fittings and fixtures, and here at Reeves Remodeling, we will help bring out the best potential of your bathroom. Starting with your tub to shower conversion to the vanity and cabinets, let’s also remember that an important component of the design of your bathroom remodel is your choice of flooring. What options do you have when it comes to bathroom flooring?
Ceramic and Porcelain Tile
The good thing about ceramic and porcelain tile is that you do not have to worry about moisture or water damaging your flooring. There are many style and color options to consider, and if you love hardwood flooring, you can even get ceramic tiles that resemble natural wood. They look clean and classy, and are easy to maintain. Ideally, the advantages of ceramic and porcelain tiles outweigh the disadvantages. For instance, their installation is tough, but wouldn’t you rather leave that to experts?
Vinyl Plank Flooring
An inexpensive alternative to raw materials is the gorgeous vinyl approach, which is easy and fast to install and remove later. With virtually unlimited color and style options, vinyl plank flooring comes in strips and is meant to look like natural wood. You can mix and match styles and colors to give your bathroom a unique look, or stick to a theme and make it look like natural hardwood or other natural materials. This flooring is soft, safe and easy to clean while usually being water resistant. Professional installation of most floors is recommended, but especially with vinyl to avoid buckling or peeling.
Natural Stone Tiles
Natural stone offers a high-end, luxurious look to your bathroom. It is available in various beautiful choices like travertine, slate, granite, and marble. Also, you can choose from different textures that include tumbled, sandblasted, and etched. Although it is a highly durable floor, it’s necessary to periodically re-apply the sealant and schedule routine cleaning to keep it in shape. You should also expect to pay more for natural stone.
This is an ideal option for those who need an attractive, eco-friendly flooring option for their bathrooms. It is easy to install and requires minimal maintenance. Most homeowners like it not because it looks good, but also feels good on the feet. You will find it soft and warm when you step on it. Cork flooring however, has a main drawback; it is not waterproof.
If you only want hardwood flooring for every part of your home, the bathroom included; then you should consider engineered hardwood. Although it is real wood, it has extra layers with a veneer top and can withstand high humidity and moisture. That means it can be used even in areas where true hardwood planks cannot.
Also, it is available in countless species, styles, and colors to choose from. You can install this floor on the existing flooring. That explains why it works well for remodeling jobs.