The bathroom in your house will see more traffic than most other rooms. It is estimated that we spend around three hours in our bathrooms a week. For a place where we spend so much time, and in such vulnerable positions, shouldn’t we be able to answer the call of nature in comfort? Floors can set the tone of the room, from colors and textures, to themes and patterns. This is one part of the room that can fit both fashion and function. The two major factors to consider are durability and waterproofing ability. Floor Coverings International provides many options for beautiful, comfortable bathrooms that will last through the bath times, quick showers, accidents and water fights that can happen daily in a family bathroom. Call Floor Coverings International for a free consultation with one of our flooring experts today!
Tiles: Porcelain, Ceramic or Stone
Tile floors are by far considered to be the best flooring option for bathrooms, especially porcelain. While porcelain and other tiles do have the issue of becoming slippery, it can be textured to assist with standing. It is by far the most durable, cost conscious and eye-pleasing way to tile your bathroom. Tile can achieve a rich, textured, solid feeling, whether porcelain, ceramic or stone. Like vinyl, tile is waterproof and fairly inexpensive, making it great to get the job done at a good price. Stone tiles are another beautiful option though often more expensive than porcelain and ceramic tiles. Tile cleans easily and can resist even standing water, great for large families with high traffic bathrooms.
Vinyl flooring comes in a wide variety of styles, colors and textures. It is easy to install and clean, making it perfect for the bathroom. Clean up any spills, splashes or accidents with ease. Or replace sections that are damaged without great cost or man-power. Vinyl can be found in stone and wood textures that will imitate your perfect look while remaining waterproof. Be sure and ask about sheet vinyl because less seams means less water leaks and less mess. Vinyl is comfortable and affordable, a go-to option for remodelers.
Rubber flooring is one of the best watertight flooring solutions you can buy at an affordable price. Water easily beads on top and is simple to clean. It is perfect for high-traffic areas like your restroom. It comes in many colors so it is versatile for any style. Rubber flooring is also excellent if you are standing for long periods of time, taking strain off of your feet and back. This durability and elasticity make it great for bathrooms, kitchens and basements. Rubber floors come in different colors and textures but are not considered as aesthetic as the others we have mentioned.
Never Ever use Carpet or Hardwood Floors
Don’t waste your time or money on options that lack the waterproofing needed for a bathroom. Carpets, while advancing with some waterproofing styles available, are highly absorbent and will mold easily especially in a high moisture, high humidity environment like a bathroom. Hardwood floors are highly porous, meaning they will soak up splashed water instead of allowing it to bead on top. More than anything, this will ruin the wood, rotting it and or causing it to warp. Since hardwood is expensive, it’s simply a waste of money to floor your bathroom with it. Vinyl and tiles can be used instead to mimic wood, stone, or any textures and colors you may want to match your decorating style.
Any of these options can be modified to fit the needs of your home and family. The bathroom deserves to look as top-notch as the rest of your home, durable for families, beautiful for guests and easy to install and clean for you! Contact Floor Coverings International and let us help you find the best flooring for your busy life. Schedule a free consultation today. Call us at 803-661-8567 or visit http://columbiawest.floorcoveringsinternational.com/contact/.