When it comes to flooring choices these days, you have hundreds of choices – carpet, tile, wood, laminate, linoleum and stone … just to name a few. And when it comes to installing a new floor in your bathroom, you may have an idea or two of the options you want to investigate further to see which will work best for your home.
But picking out the right flooring option for your bathroom is more than liking a sample you saw at the home improvement store. You’ll want to consider the entire picture: the wall color, the bathroom fixtures, and the natural and artificial lighting.
One of the more popular flooring choices for the bathroom is ceramic tile. Not only is it durable, it is also easy to maintain and keep clean. It comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, and is much less slippery than traditional high-gloss tile.
Before you decide, however, consider these interesting flooring choices – which may (or may not) work for your bathroom.
Marble has always been an elegant choice for bathroom floors. For starters, marble is extremely versatile, and it also works well on walls and countertops. Like ceramic tile, marble is available in many shapes and sizes, so you can create an interesting “art” focal point on the floor.
Glass tile is quickly becoming a popular choice for bathroom floors. It comes in all shapes, sizes and colors – in either high-gloss or a more matted finish. And some tiles are made from recycled material, making them one of the more environmentally friendly options.
Many people do not think of wood as a viable option for a bathroom, but it can be. Hardwood floors have always been one of the most popular choices for new flooring, and the bathroom is a great place to install them, providing you are willing to put in a little more work into taking proper care of them. They can easily be restored and refinished, increasing the practicality and longevity.
If you are looking for a soft, plush option, then this is the way to go. These carpets are specifically designed to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold when they become wet, and are relatively cheap to install.
Bamboo and Cork
These flooring choices are great alternatives for “green-conscious” homeowners. When removed from their habitat, these materials are able to replenish themselves in just a few years. Additionally both bamboo and cork are naturally resistant to bacteria, mold and mildew.
No matter what option you decide upon, there are endless possibilities and choices to make your bathroom have the look and feel that you’ve been looking for.
At Portland Remodel we work with top designers at several show rooms that can help pick what’s right for your new bathroom and your budget.