Renovating a bathroom can fill you with creative visions, but it can also be daunting. One of the toughest decisions to make can be the flooring. What will be the most durable, water-resistant, slip-resistant and attractive choice for your décor?
Here are five tips and ideas from the team at Floor Coverings International Brandywine Valley to help you narrow down your options and make an informed decision you’ll love for years to come.
1. Consider Reliable Tile Options
Tile is a popular, time-tested bathroom flooring option, and for good reason. When professionally and properly installed, it offers water-resistant protection and a sleek, attractive look. Some of the most popular tile material choices for bathrooms are ceramic and porcelain. Natural stone such as limestone, travertine, and slate are also popular; however, it is advisable to seal and finish these tile choices to ensure water resistance and durability.
2. Try a Wood-Free Wood Look
Just about everyone loves the warm, inviting look of hardwood floors. However, they are not ideal for rooms that are prone to moisture, taking them off the list of ideal flooring material for bathrooms. Fortunately, there are now a number of options that simulate the look of wood very convincingly with no wood involved. Luxury vinyl flooring is an excellent option for bathrooms, and it is available in a full range of wood grain looks. There are also ceramic and porcelain tiles printed to look like wood for excellent moisture resistance and durability. Get the look of wood without the risk of water damage.
3. Go For Time-Tested Elegance
While tile trends can come and go, one of the most popular choices for centuries has been marble. Marble can have soft or very highly visible veining patterns that give it an unmistakable richness and depth. Pairing classic marble tiles with modern décor can offer a compelling visual counterpoint.
4. Install A Patterned Floor As a Central Element
While traditional tile placement is still the norm to allow for a smooth visual effect, another way to approach a new bathroom floor is by making it a distinct design element. You can do this by designing a specific pattern created by tile placement. It can be either symmetrical or organic, and as simple or complex as you wish. Pair your finished floor with simpler supporting design elements so that it doesn’t get too visually “busy.”
5. Rugged and Durable Rubber
Rubber is a trending floor material option, and in some households, it can make good sense for the bathroom. It is highly water resistant in addition to being extremely durable and long-lasting. Available in a veritable rainbow of colors, there is sure to be a shade that fits your vision and décor. Rubber is ideal for high-use situations such as in homes with large families and lots of bathroom traffic.
Remodeling the bathroom in your Kennett Square home can allow you to completely recreate it, and the flooring should be one of your top considerations. Use these tips and insights to ensure a final result you will love for years to come. When you are ready to get started, contact the design experts at Floor Coverings International Brandywine Valley for a free in-home consultation.
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