Bathroom Flooring Materials For a Master Suite
When remodeling your bathroom, you'll have a myriad of decisions to make about everything from the vanity to the fixtures, lighting, tile, and flooring. Many designers work from the floor up when creating a bathroom design and choosing the perfect bathroom flooring can be a challenging decision.
Today, you have many different choices regarding materials, but that is just one element of your decision. The bathroom is probably the most used room in your home so any flooring option you choose will need to stand up to traffic. It's also the wettest room in the house so your flooring must be waterproof, slip resistant, and comfortable.
Of course, any bathroom flooring you choose must also be aesthetically beautiful since the bathroom is one of the essential rooms in your home. Your bathroom should convey a sense of soothing and wellness. Your bathroom flooring plays a big part in your design and the overall atmosphere of the space.
Let's look at some key considerations when choosing the right bathroom flooring materials and some of the most popular choices for homeowners today.
Consider These Four Factors When Shopping For Bathroom Flooring
Aesthetics are important, but looks are not the only reason to choose a material. Especially in the bathroom, there are other factors to consider including safety and durability. Here are four factors to consider when choosing your bathroom flooring material.
• Easy Maintenance and Durability
Your bathroom is one of the most used spaces in your home. That's why easy to keep clean; low-maintenance materials are best for the bathroom. Any flooring you choose should also be durable and offer outstanding performance, for many years.
For most homeowners, bathroom flooring is a one-time investment, and it's not the place to skimp when it comes to the budget. Today, there are many attractive, durable, low-maintenance flooring materials available that can fit almost any budget. Always go for the material that aesthetically pleases you, and is durable enough to last.
The bathroom is subject to a lot of moisture and water so any flooring you choose must be safe in those types of conditions. Rubber and cork offer slip resistance and can stand up to water. Modern ceramic and porcelain tile are available that is textured to provide slip resistance.
• Choosing A Style
Finally, aesthetics are important. You'll have a wide variety of styles, colors, patterns, and sizes to choose from. Make sure to select a material that expresses your style and is durable and long-lasting. From a design standpoint, almost anything is possible today thanks to modern manufacturing technologies.
The Most Popular Bathroom Flooring Materials
These materials are the most popular among homeowners today. All are durable, attractive, easy maintenance bathroom flooring materials that are affordable and can fit into any bathroom design.
A staple among homeowners, ceramic tile is a popular choice for many homeowners. They're durable, waterproof and stain resistant. Ceramic tiles also come in a wide variety of patterns, finishes, shapes, and sizes. That means you can easily find a ceramic tile to match your style and needs.
Ceramic is also available with slip-resistant options that can keep your bathroom safe.
Cork Bathroom Flooring
Cork flooring is an eco-friendly option that is rapidly gaining in popularity. However, it is water-resistant, not waterproof. Cork flooring is soft underfoot, hypoallergenic and resistant to mold and mildew. It stays warm when compared to some other materials and feels great under bare feet. If you choose to go with cork, make sure that any flooring you want is approved for high-moisture areas.
Natural Stone Flooring
One of the more expensive choices, stone is a luxurious option that will add elegance to your bathroom and value to your home. Stone requires more maintenance than ceramic or porcelain and will need periodic resealing to protect the surface. Some softer species of stone are more prone to scratching and chipping than others. Keeping extra stone tiles on hand is a good idea in case an accident occurs. However, all that being said, stone bathroom flooring ages beautifully, is extremely durable once installed and is a great value when it comes time to sell.
Porcelain tiles are a great choice for the bathroom. They're waterproof, stain resistant, and tougher than ceramic. Porcelain is extremely durable, are low-maintenance and keep their color longer than other tiles. Porcelain tiles are available in a wide variety of colors, sizes, textures, and styles. With modern manufacturing techniques, porcelain tiles are available that mimic natural wood and stone.
An engineered stone product, quartz tiles are an excellent choice for bathroom flooring. They're waterproof, extremely durable and available in a wide variety of styles including natural looking marble. New quartz sheets allow you to cover large areas including floors and shower seamlessly surrounds with a single surface giving you a sleek modern seamless look in the bathroom!
One option that is gaining popularity is glass tiles. They offer a uniquely elegant look in the bathroom. For example, small mosaic glass can give the bathroom a beautiful and luxurious feel, and smaller tiles provide protection from slipping. Glass tiles are stain and mildew resistant, but larger sized tiles may be slippery. If choosing glass, opt for a textured tile, or use smaller tiles with a lot of grout to prevent a slippery floor.
Choosing your bathroom flooring can be an exciting part of your bathroom remodel. With so many choices of materials, sizes, styles, textures, and colors make sure to do your research. If you're working with a designer, they can help you to narrow your choices and give you all of your options. Your bathroom flooring is a significant visual element in the bathroom. Choosing the perfect bathroom flooring can help you to create the beautiful spa-like master bathroom you desire.
If you're planning a master suite remodeling project, give the experts at Forward Design-Build Remodel a call at (734) 228-4322. Our design team can help you to achieve your creative vision. If you'd like to learn more, give us a call and arrange a no-obligation consultation about your project. Our talented team can help you to create your dream bathroom!