Without a doubt, water is more prevalent in the bathroom than in any other room of the house. That’s why it’s important to choose bathroom flooring that can withstand excess moisture for the long haul. Here are some of the best and most water-resistant flooring options for a bathroom remodel.
Ceramic or Porcelain Tile
Ceramic and porcelain tile floors are very popular bathroom flooring options, and for good reason. Both materials are extremely resistant to water and moisture, so homeowners never have to worry about buckling, warping, or unsightly water stains. Additionally, ceramic and porcelain tiles are easy to clean and maintain, so the floor can stay spotless for years. Ceramic and porcelain tiles also come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, textures, and grains, so there’s bound to be a style available to complement the overall character of the bathroom.
Stone tile flooring is just as tough, long-lasting, and water-resistant as ceramic and porcelain, but it also adds a little extra luxury to the room. There are many different styles of stone tile: it’s commonly available in marble, granite, and slate, and its textures include tumbled, etched, and sandblasted. Stone tile is a great bathroom flooring choice for homeowners who want a more high-end look and feel in the bathroom without the threat of water damage.
Since ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile are such common bathroom flooring options, having engineered hardwood floors can really give the room a unique character. Engineered hardwood is made from multiple layers of real wood with an attractive veneer on top, but it’s more versatile and water-resistant than solid hardwood flooring. Engineered hardwood also comes in a variety of colors, textures, styles, and species of wood, so it’s visually compatible with virtually any bathroom style. And, unlike ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile, engineered hardwood can often be installed over existing flooring during a bathroom remodel.
The team at Kirkplan Kitchens can help you find the perfect flooring for your bathroom or kitchen remodel. Our design team has more than 90 years of combined experience helping Sarasota-area homeowners create their perfect home. Explore our gallery to see some of our previous work.