Which Material is Right for the Floor of Your Remodeled Bathroom?

When it comes to choosing the right flooring for your bathroom remodel, there is more to take into account than just personal style, colors, and patterns. Some specific factors must be considered. For example, is the type of flooring you want impervious to water? Does it stain when makeup takes a spill? Does it meet slip resistance standards? With these considerations, finding a flooring option that meets your standards is an easy task. Here are some of the most common nominees in bathroom floor surfaces.

 

Ceramic Tiles

Laying The TilesThese are the most common types of bathroom flooring. They differ majorly from wall tiles in that they are designed with more of a grain to avert slippage and provide better traction. Ceramic tiles measures anywhere from 4 by 4 inches to 2-feet square with a typical thickness of between half inch and three-quarter inches thick. These tiles are available in a broad assortment of colors, patterns, and shapes. One major advantage of ceramic tiles is that they are highly durable and hygienic. However, when selecting ceramic tiles for your remodeling needs it is vital that you pay attention to the porosity rating. Porosity classifications range from vitreous, semi-vitreous, non-vitreous, and impervious.  

 

Laminate

This bathroom flooring material is made of materials that are perfectly bonded together under high pressure to form a final product that is transformed into pranks for strength and durability.  One amazing feature of the laminate is that its surface can be printed with a photographic image onto a thin decorative layer that is coated with a wear layer. The image’s high resolution makes the laminate appear real and can even mimic a variety of other materials such as a wood grain. Because of its durability, appearance, and its ability to clean easily, laminate floors are a good choice for bathroom remodels.

 

Hardwood

Luxury bathroom interior in classic style with a freestanding boOne major benefit of hardwood flooring is that it reveals the sagacity and the notion of warmth to your bathroom. In addition, if your house’s entire floor is entirely made of hardwood, it creates a more consistent look. What’s more is that with hardwood flooring, you can stain or complement the entire flooring to give it a fresh look.

 

Carpet

Although it is a nice flooring material for the bedroom, most people do not consider the carpet material a perfect option for waterlogged bathrooms. However, if your carpet choice is stain, mildew, and water resistant- with padding that does not allow water seepage you are good to go. One major advantage of the carpet flooring is that it offers a warmth and soft underfoot and limitless pattern and color options that are virtually limitless.

 

Vinyl

Vinyl FlooringVinyl floors come in an assortment of colors and pattern at a moderately reasonable cost. This bathroom remodeling choice also comes in rolls that are typically 12 to 18 inches square and 6 or 12-feet thick. What is more fascinating is that, vinyl tiles are normally simple to set up and replace if need be. One major drawback of the vinyl tile is that installing a vinyl tiles create more places for germs. However, with today’s vinyl tiling and cleaning you can be able to clean and efficiently resist germs, stains, and moisture.


Choosing bathroom flooring is a big task. With Kurtis Kitchen and Bath, you can get a flooring material that is ideal for your bathroom remodeling needs. Contact us today and learn more about the “technical data” on each product item and the general idea of appropriate application of each kind of flooring system for your bathroom remodeling.