Flooring is a staple part of any room. Taking into consideration various materials, qualities and designs is important in completing the room with the perfect surface that’s going to last long and serve you well. When it comes to bathrooms, flooring is arguably more important than in other places, and should require a little more careful consideration, as your bathroom is very much a water based room meaning that the wrong kind of flooring may be susceptible to water damage. Therefore, you need to choose a material that is able to cope well with water and is going to be very durable and resistant as well as suit the overall design of the room. Furthermore, safety is very important, as with water the surface can become very slippy and present risks and danger of falling as a result.
To give you a little bit more information, we thought we’d talk about some of the different types of flooring available that you can have in your bathroom, and why each one could be the perfect choice for you.
Vinyl is one of the most common types of flooring around, particularly in bathrooms. This is due to many reasons, but one of the best things about it is that it is affordable and great value for money. It is also very durable and both water and stain resistant, meaning it will not become damaged through with water and it is also easy to maintain and doesn’t require any difficult or tricky cleaning procedures. Although vinyl flooring isn’t very prone to damage and is pretty resistant to most things, if it does become damaged, it’s quite difficult to repair, which may result in you having to have it removed and replaced.
Marble is certainly more of a high end choice when it comes to flooring. It is considerably more costly than other types of flooring, and appears very luxurious, high quality and expensive-looking. Having said that, you can get different styles of marble, and some is slightly lesser in quality and therefore cheaper, yet still appears impressive. It can also be made in various colours and designs, making it easy to match with any bathroom whatever the decor. One negative aspect of marble flooring, is that it can get quite slippery, especially when it has been polished, making this potentially dangerous if water is spilt or splashed onto it. Marble is unfortunately also quite prone to scratching, which is noticeable when looking at the design.
Ceramic flooring is an incredibly popular choice for bathrooms, and it’s not hard to see why. For a start, it is fairly cheaper than many other flooring options, yet provides a safe and sufficient surface able to cope with the conditions of your bathroom. You can get all kinds of styles of ceramic tiles, meaning that they will work with whatever existing decor you have and are very compatible with all designs. Ceramic tiles are also easy to clean and don’t require a whole lot of maintenance; it’s mostly just cleaning out the grout to ensure that there isn’t too much dirt that gathers. The only thing to watch with ceramic flooring, is that it can sometimes be water absorbent, and so it’s good to clear up water when it gets on the floor and not leave it to soak into the floor, which could potentially lead to some sort of damage.
For more information or if you have any questions regarding flooring or anything else in your bathroom, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to help.