Which Type of Flooring is Best for your Bathroom?

Which Type of Flooring is Best for Your Bathroom?

The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the home, but it’s also the one that requires thought and care when it comes to what type of flooring you choose for your bathroom due to the high levels of moisture.

Whether you’re planning a bathroom makeover, or simply looking to replace the floor, you may be wondering which type of flooring you should pick for your bathroom.

So, in this post, we’re going to look at some of the best flooring options for your bathroom, no matter what your budget, style, or preference.

To help make your life and shopping decisions easier, we’ve narrowed down the list to three types of flooring that you can choose from when it comes to your bathroom:

Tile Flooring

Which Type of Flooring is Best for Your Bathroom?

If you’re looking for a bathroom flooring solution that is made to last and will be able to stand up against the moisture, steam, and damp conditions of a bathroom, then tiled flooring is always a desirable choice.

Whether you choose from porcelain tiles, or ceramic tiles, it’s considered to be the more robust, and longer lasting flooring option for a bathroom.

However, as with most things there are certain disadvantages to having your bathroom floor tiled.

  • It’s the most expensive option
  • Tile can be difficult and messy to install, and not easy to replace
  • If you have young children, it’s not always the safest option as it can be very slippery when wet

Vinyl flooring

Which Type of Flooring is Best for Your Bathroom?

A great alternative to tile flooring is vinyl flooring, and this is especially perfect for rooms like bathrooms with high humidity and moisture levels.

Unlike tile flooring, vinyl flooring is made of a soft material that, although completely waterproof, feels soft and warm underfoot, and is also great at preventing slips.

Another remarkable thing about vinyl flooring is how easy it is to look after and keep clean. Plus, if you want to replace it after a few years if you’re redecorating, then this can be done very easily, and for little cost.

When it comes to choosing a vinyl floor for a bathroom, images of those horrid styles from the 80s and 90s are what usually pop into most people’s minds, but the vinyl's of today have come a long way from that. 

In fact, many are hard to distinguish from genuine tile flooring or laminate, and the quality is extremely high.

Not to mention, with so much choice when it comes to styles like Herringbone vinyl, parquet vinyl, and even tile effect vinyl, there’s something to suit every taste.

Here are the main reasons why vinyl flooring is one of the best types of flooring for a bathroom:

  • Easy to install without professional tools or equipment
  • Available in many styles, colours, and effects
  • It’s easy to keep clean and is fully waterproof
  • Can be replaced simply by lifting from the floor

These are just some of the many benefits of vinyl flooring, but it’s easy to see why it’s become one of the most popular choices of flooring in the UK - and not just for bathrooms.

Of course, vinyl flooring won’t ever be as robust as genuine tile flooring, but it’s surprisingly durable, realistic, and far more cost effective.

Engineered Wood Flooring

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If you open any interior design magazine, or look through Pinterest for inspiration, you’ll see a lot of bathrooms with wooden flooring.

In contrast to tiled flooring, wood flooring can add extra warmth to a room, and therefore it’s often a popular choice for bathrooms.

However, not all wood flooring is suitable for bathrooms where the humidity and moisture levels are high, so if you’re planning to have a hardwood floor in your bathroom, you need to make sure you’re choosing engineered wood flooring.

So, what’s the difference between regular hardwood flooring and engineered wood flooring?

Just by looking at both types of wood flooring, you won’t be able to tell the difference unless you know what to look for.

Engineered wood flooring is made up of multiple layers which prevent water and heat from penetrating the surface the way it would be able to with solid wood flooring.

The other thing to consider when using any kind of wood flooring in a bathroom is that it needs to be properly sealed to ensure that water won’t get underneath any of the edges or seams, since this can cause the floor itself to become damaged, but also cause the subfloor underneath to start rotting.

As you can see from the three options above, there’s certainly no shortage of flooring solutions for your bathroom, but the right one for you will really depend on things like your budget, whether you have young children, if the bathroom is your main bathroom, and your own preferences.

Let Us Help

We understand how overwhelming it can sometimes be to pick the right flooring for any room in your home, but especially for your bathroom where there are so many things to consider.

So, whether you prefer to shop online and browse our extensive range of waterproof vinyl flooring solutions, or you’d like to visit our fully stocked Warrington showroom, our team of friendly experts at Floor Land are here to help with any questions you have.

From helping with design and planning, to choosing the right type of materials, we’re here to ensure you find the right type of flooring for you, at the best possible price. 

If you’re looking for the best quality bathroom herringbone flooring in Warrington, or simply want to learn more about the several types of vinyl herringbone flooring on offer, you’ve come to the right place. 

Give us a call today on 0800 996 1922 to have a chat about your next project.

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