Types of Flooring
Bathroom flooring comes in many different materials. Traditionally, tile flooring comes in many different materials including ceramic, porcelain, vinyl, stone and linoleum. Each of these materials has its own benefits: ceramic tile as it’s durable and easy to clean, porcelain tile is versatile and durable, stone tile for its unmatched durability and natural beauty, vinyl that mimics high-end tile but is budget-friendly and linoleum that is stylish and low maintenance. Other floorings increasing in popularity include glass, concrete, wood and bamboo and cork.
Current trends in Flooring
Current trends in bathroom flooring are hip and different flooring. Instead of more traditional tiles, glass, concrete, bamboo, cork as well as wood are becoming popular in bathrooms. Glass tiles can be used in place of ceramic, they’re easy to keep clean and these tiles are more resistant to changes from moisture and temperature. Concrete floors can be restored into a new look that resembles stone using a procedure of acid staining. This material is budget-friendly with a high-end stone look. Hardwood floors need a few extra precautions before being used in a bathroom however, as they can be refinished and resealed, it is actually a practical choice. Bamboo flooring is more durable and harder than traditional wood and cork can offer a softer, warmer feel on feet. Both of these materials are resistant to mold, mildew and bacteria and can repel moisture.
Prices of Flooring
Concrete flooring in the bathroom is a fraction of the cost of stone tiles but can provide a similar look. Stone is one of the most expensive flooring that can be put in a bathroom. Vinyl tiling is a much more budget-friendly choice for bathroom floor. Ceramic tile is a reasonable choice for flooring in a bathroom. The other flooring materials can vary greatly in price, from a few dollars a square foot to much more depending on quality. Some tips to keep costs down when finding flooring for a bathroom are: look for sales at home renovation stores, search clearance flooring at flooring specialty stores, and ask at flooring specialty stores for in-stock flooring which they may have in surplus at a lower price.
The selection of bathroom flooring is a personal choice that has many influences: style, price, trends and practicality. As there are so many options to choose from including ceramic, vinyl, wood, stone, concrete, glass, bamboo, cork, linoleum and porcelain, it can be overwhelming. It can be helpful to have a style and budget in mind before purchasing flooring.