One of the many decisions you will need to make when remodeling the bathroom in your home is what type of flooring to install. There are many different types of floors that can be used in your newly remodeled bathroom. Here are five of the most common options and the pros and cons of each choice.
Porcelain or Ceramic Tile
One of the flooring options you have for a bathroom is porcelain or ceramic tiles. Porcelain or ceramic tiles are relatively affordable and come in a wide array of colors, sizes and designs, allowing you to truly customize your bathroom space. One of the downsides to porcelain and ceramic tiles is that the tiles can be slippery when wet, which may not be ideal in every bathroom.
Another flooring option you have for bathrooms is vinyl flooring. Vinyl flooring is one of the least expensive flooring options on the market now. It is also relatively easy to lay, which may allow you to install it yourself. The biggest downside associated with vinyl is that it can look inexpensive and it does not add any value to your space when you use it.
Natural stone tiles, such as granite, marble or slate, are becoming popular in high-end bathrooms. This type of flooring looks beautiful, has a unique look that other flooring options do not offer, can add value to your home and can last a long time when properly cared for. The biggest downside to natural stone is its cost. It can be expensive to use. The other downside is that it needs to be properly cared for, or it can stain, etch or chip.
Most people know you should not use real wood in a bathroom. The moisture and humidity can cause it to warp, crack and rot. Engineered wood is more durable than real wood, allowing you to use it in a bathroom. If you must have wood in the space, this is the type of product you can use. The downside is that while more durable than real wood, engineered wood can still warp if exposed to large amounts of water and humidity.
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
Luxury vinyl tile is a great flooring option that is designed to look like hard surface materials like stone and wood but is considered to be much more practical. There are many benefits to LVT flooring. It is easy to install, has a soft surface that is more comfortable to walk on and helps to reduce sound, it's affordable and is extremely durable. LVT is great for whatever life throws at is because it's easy to clean, moisture resistant and won't chip making it great for your bathroom remodel.
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