Thanks to modern technology and engineering, there is a range of different flooring options available on the market today. However, due to the high levels of moisture and heat in a bathroom, the flooring needs to be both durable and water-resistant. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at the best options for bathroom flooring.
A good alternative to hardwood, engineered flooring looks authentic but is more affordable and durable. It is constructed with a solid wood top layer and a plywood base, providing stability and resistance to changes in moisture and temperature. It’s also easy to install thanks to its click and lock system and is compatible with underfloor heating, making it a great option for bathroom environments.
Pros: Durable, affordable and easy to install.
Are there any cons? Not all engineered wood flooring can be resanded.
One of the best bathroom flooring options in terms of water resistance, vinyl can be textured to look like higher-end products. Comfortable to walk on, it can be installed over existing flooring if handled correctly. Vinyl tiles are easy to lay for DIY enthusiasts, but sheet vinyl will need to be installed by a professional team. Note: Vinyl begins to fade and wear after 7 to 10 years, but it is inexpensive and can be replaced quickly.
Pros: High-quality finish, comfortable and water-resistant.
Are there any cons? Sheet vinyl will have to be installed by a professional.
One of the most sustainable and eco-friendly options on the market, bamboo flooring is extremely durable and can add a textured finish to a bathroom. Naturally strong, always opt for a bamboo flooring brand that offers a long warranty, as this is one of the best ways to measure its quality.
Pros: Beautiful finish, durable and eco-friendly.
Are there any cons? It can dent and scratch easily if not cared for properly.
Surprisingly, laminate flooring is a better solution than solid hardwood in a bathroom because the tight seams between the planks make it difficult for moisture to work its way downward. However, precautions have to be taken to protect the base from moisture. Laminate is also known for its affordability, visual appeal and easy installation.
Pros: Easy to install, durable and has a wood-effect finish.
Are there any cons? If it’s not waterproof, the planks could be damaged by heat and moisture.
To find out more about which flooring option will work best in your bathroom, contact us at Floor Court today.