Because of "slippery when wet," the flooring you choose for the bathroom is important, especially if its users might spill shampoo or lotion which takes effort to clean up. You want a floor that resist smoisture and staining, stands up to a lot of use, is easy to maintain and safe to walk on. Here are popular trends for flooring to consider when remodeling your bathroom.

The Spa-Like Luxury Choice. Natural stone is most popular in this category, especially with radiant heat beneath so the floor is not cold, and the room is comfortable. Chiseled edges can be recommended for traction, but they can be rough for sensitive feet, so a textured surface may be sufficient to make it "non-slip." Granite or slate are very durable, travertine can be porous, and marble can be prone to discoloration. If you want marble, make a selection with light veining.

The Popular Choice. According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association, ceramic tile continues to be the preferred choice for bathroom flooring. With a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors to choose from, it’s easy to create patterns personalized to your own tastes and style. Ceramic is easy to clean and maintain, and extremely resistant to cracks, chips and scratches. You may also want radiant flooring underneath to warm the tiles and the room.

The Green Choice. Bamboo is a highly sustainable resource, and can be engineered into durable planks that are more ideal for wet environments. Cork is also a highly renewable resource that is water resistant. Cork is considered a good insulator of heat and sound, but its look may not be found attractive by you or a future buyer.

The More Cushion Choice. Luxury Vinyl can be colored and textured to look like stone or hardwood floors and is easier for the joints to walk on. The ideal choice would be choosing in in sheets, to minimize seams, however damage to the floor would make it difficult to replace the damaged area. Linoleum can also be purchased in sheets, is considered "green," though it can discolor and be prone to staining, and will need to be resealed every 6-12 months.

Flooring can vary widely in quality and therefore, prices. Rely on a professional for recommendations for the product best suited for your needs.

 

Behold, I make all things new.  Revelations 21:5



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