Avocado green shag pile carpet and faux brick linoleum were popular during the days for residential flooring. Actually, it’s really tricky to find the right flooring for your space, especially with your bathroom with so many options to choose from. When deciding which flooring you will use, you may want to consider something that will complement your decor and that can endure the demands of a wet and humid atmosphere, caused by the high level of heating found in the room.
This article will give you information with the best and the worst flooring for your bathroom that we have ranked beginning from the worst and building up to the best for bathrooms and other moist spaces.
You don’t want to give your whole room with a dank and musty smell by using a carpet. This kind of surface is impossible to maintain clean. In the long run, it will just gather condensation and moisture down to the padding. If heating and moisture are combined, mold and mildew will grow resulting to a damp floor and unpleasant smell.
This kind of flooring might look really good if you want to achieve an earthy and organic look for your home, but it is never recommended for bathrooms. Excessive moisture if prolonged will cause the wood to bend and crack. It’s a NO.
Laminate flooring is not that bad since it has glued-in seams in which the glue prevents water from getting into the cracks between floorboards. Although you need to be careful because there are some laminates that simply locks into place. You don’t want the water to seep into the seams, causing the layer below the floor to blister and warp.
This is much better than laminate, made of sturdier plywood which withstands more water. Just bear in mind that you don’t install one in a regularly used bathroom with a shower. This is much preferred for a guest powder room or half bath.
A linoleum surface is an oil-based material which can repel water much better than hardwood or laminate. Although, linoleum tile does have seams where moisture can flow in which can cause warping or separation.
This one has no seams which are great in giving you the benefits of water-resistant linoleum without the problems of individual tiles.
This is very durable and waterproof. Vinyl is very easy to install and is made from waterproof plastic, which is also a great choice for bathrooms. However, this material will still have the same problem because of the seams between tiles and there is no solution to seal them against moisture.
Ceramic or Stone Tile
Ceramic or stone tiles look amazing in your bathroom, they are perfect for showers, pools, and bathtubs. This flooring has grout that seals the seams from moisture which makes them very durable and water-resistant. Most of these tiles are designed to repel water.
To avoid the tiresome seam issues and if you want to get the best durability benefits, then opt for a sheet vinyl which is probably the best choice if you are heavily using your bathroom.
If you want to get the best of both worlds, then this is your best choice. Some people imagine that their bathroom will look like a driveway. But don’t picture it that way because concrete flooring nowadays are popularly increasing since it’s durable and can be sealed against water and you can choose from a wide variety of colors and tints.
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So what’s the verdict? Which type of flooring do you think is the best for you? It really depends with your personal preference and the budget that you have. If you are good with DIYs then go ahead and install it yourself. Just consider these factors so you can weigh your decision and pick the best material for your bathroom.
Author Bio: Ivandrea Ollero is a resident writer for Plasman UK kitchen and bathroom surfaces distributor. She writes tips and guides for homeowners who want to improve the tone of their kitchen and bathroom.