A number of considerations such as traffic, children, pets and visitors should come into play when choosing the right bathroom flooring.
Unyielding to water and moisture, stone flooring is considered by some to be the ideal bathroom flooring. That’s why so many hotels have marble bathrooms. However, stone is cold, especially in the winter, and can become slippery when wet. To counteract these drawbacks, radiant heat and area rugs help considerably with stone flooring.
Ceramic tile is also a great choice. Ceramic tile flooring resists moisture, is low in maintenance and very durable. Still, tile floors can be slippery and cold. Radiant heat can add warmth here and some ceramic tile textured surfaces provide a range of slip resistance.
A lower cost alternative for the bathroom floor is vinyl. It’s easy to install, comes in many different patterns, but is less durable than tile or stone.
Surprisingly, a number of people choose carpeting for the bathroom floor because it’s much warmer. However, most carpet is susceptible to water, moisture, mold and mildew and doesn’t protect the sub-flooring under it. These same reservations can be applied to hardwood flooring, though durable, in moist or wet conditions it can be severely damaged.
Although laminate flooring is easy to maintain and durable it also doesn’t mix well with water and is not recommended for the bathroom area.
If you’re considering new flooring for the bathroom or any other room in your house, come into one of our locations and talk with a Giant Carpet One flooring specialist. We can answer your questions and help you select the perfect flooring for you.