There are lots of options for your bathroom floor design.
Each has its own pros and cons. Picking the right bathroom
floor surface for your design should however be based on
factors such as safety, maintenance, and overall theme of
Learn about your different bathroom floor surfaces before
choosing which one you should you pick for your bathroom
Hardwood may be a quite expensive bathroom floor option
but the mood and effect it sets to the entire bathroom
design makes it worth the cost. Hardwood also creates a
cohesive look if it is your choice flooring for your
entire house. When you opt for hardwood bathroom floor
design, coat it with clear gloss sealant to keep it
Carpet not only provides warmth underfoot, it also softens
the features of the room. Carpet as a bathroom floor
surface, however, may not be a viable choice for
potentially waterlogged bathroom. Consider it as an option
as long as it is stain-, mildew- and water-resistant.
Perhaps one of the most expensive flooring options for
your bathroom design is natural stone such as limestone
and marble. If budget is not a problem, the natural beauty
it creates (just like hardwood) is all worth the cost.
Added to that, natural stone is very durable and requires
less maintenance. However, stones in polished form can be
slippery when wet. Unpolished form on the other hand
(stones that are either sandblasted or ground flat but not
polished) may require sealant to prevent stains.
Ceramic tile is the most common bathroom floor design
option since it is relatively cheap, easy to install and
replace, very durable, hygienic, and has a vast variety of
sizes, colors and patterns. There are several types of
ceramic tile according to porosity classifications:
non-vitreous (most absorbent), semi-vitreous, and vitreous
Another common bathroom floor design option is vinyl which
comes in tiles and sheets. Vinyl tiles have an array of
size and patterns. Installation is very convenient and
replacement of one tile is very easy. However, vinyl tiles
create lots of seams, which provide a breeding ground for
germs. Vinyl sheets on the other hand come in rolls of 6-
or 12-feet wide and provide a seamless look. Both tiles
and sheets are easy to clean and effectively resist
moisture and stains.
Laminate is made from layers of different materials that
are compacted under pressure to bond together for
strength. Example is wood fiber, resin, and Kraft paper.
The top layer of the laminate plank is a photographic
image that can simulate other materials such as ceramic
tiles and wood grain. Laminate is a good choice if you
want stylish, durable, easy to clean, and not very
expensive bathroom floor design.
Another viable option for bathroom floor design is pebble
tile. Pebble tiles are actually made from smooth pebbles
attached to a mesh backing. This makes it easy to cut
depending on the shape and size of the bathroom floor.
Bamboo and cork
As green bathroom floor design option, bamboo and cork
came from tall tropical grasses that replenish themselves
every year. Both are durable and resist bacteria, mildew,
and mold and repel moisture naturally – qualities that
must be present in excellent bathroom floors.