There is a lot of variety available when it comes to your bathroom floor… but not all options are equal.
We recently shared the worst choices for flooring in a bathroom. (If you guessed carpet, you win!) Now that you know what to avoid when upgrading your bath, we have advice from HorizonServices on better and best bets!
Vinyl and linoleum are durable and waterproof, and come in a wide range of styles. Some of those styles make more sense than others. Tiles come in a variety of sizes and looks, and are easy to install.
You do, however, still run into some potential problems because of the seams between tiles and there is really no way to seal them against moisture.
Sheet vinyl or linoleum is a better bet, because you get the same moisture resistance and durability without the seams.
While linoleum and vinyl tiles are sealed with glue, other tiles are sealed with grout.
Ceramic or stone tiles are an excellent choice for showers, pools and bathtubs. They are durable, water-resistant and look great.
One thing to keep in mind with this style is that having grout means cleaning grout, which can get tiresome depending on the amount of tile you have.
Best of the Best
So what’s your absolute, hands-down, ultimate top choice when it comes to bathroom flooring?
That’s right. Concrete.
If you are reading this and picturing a bathroom floor that looks a lot like your driveway, hold that thought. Today, concrete flooring is an increasingly popular choice, because it’s durable, can be sealed against water and is available in a variety of colors and tints.
And a concrete flooring doesn’t have to mean hard and cold. You can still install radiant heaters that warm the floor. Plus, throw rugs are a thing. And unlike carpet, you can pick them up and toss them in the wash if they get funky! Call it the best, with benefits.