Dos And Don'ts Of Choosing Bathroom Flooring


From new fixtures and a toilet to the smaller accessories that add a unique spark to the space, when it comes to renovating your bathroom, there are several decisions you will need to make. Choosing flooring is a huge part of this decision because of the potential cost and the impact flooring can have on the overall look of the room. When it comes to choosing the right flooring for your bathroom, here are a few dos and don'ts to keep in mind.

Do Consider Your Flooring Options

The combination of high humidity and exposure to water makes your bathroom a unique environment in your home. Because of this, not every type of flooring will work inside your bathroom. Here are a few of the best options available for your bathroom remodel:

  • Vinyl plank. An inexpensive option, vinyl plank flooring is naturally water resistant, easy to install, and will last for several years. Vinyl allows you to mimic the look of hardwood flooring for a fraction of the price.
  • Ceramic tiles. Ceramic is available in a variety of sizes, colors, and patterns. If you choose porcelain tile, make sure that it is nonporous.
  • Natural stone. From slate and limestone to marble and travertine, natural stone is a classic option that will complement any bathroom.

Natural stone will last for several decades and is very durable. However, natural stone is often the most expensive option.

Don't Overlook the Importance of Resale Value

If you are remodeling a bathroom in your home before the home is placed on the market or are a home builder, the potential return on investment of the flooring should be a big consideration. Vinyl plank flooring can mimic hardwoods, but it is often not the most desired product for potential buyers. Ceramic or porcelain tiles and natural stone have a larger upfront cost, but these are typically more desirable to potential buyers.

Do Consider the Overall Cost of Installation

In addition to the cost of the product, make sure to factor in the price of installing the product. For example, if you currently have porcelain tiles on the bathroom floor, you will need to break and remove these tiles. Depending on the size of the bathroom, vinyl plank flooring can easily be installed in a matter of hours. Ceramic tiles or natural stone can require specialized equipment and should be installed by a professional.

From choosing the right flooring for your needs and budget to considering the resale value of the product, when it comes to choosing bathroom flooring, there are several dos and don'ts to keep in mind.


17 September 2021

Under Your Feet

What's under your feet right now? Well, you might be outside on the grass, in which case, you can disregard that question. But if your indoors, the floor is what's under your feet. If you have not spent a lot of time thinking about the floor under your feet, that's about to change. Welcome to a blog about flooring. This may sound like a rather flat or one-sided topic at first, but we have so much to say. We're going to blog about all different types of flooring. We'll share articles on installing it, caring for it, and so much more!