6 Great Bathroom Flooring Options for Families
When choosing the right materials for flooring installation, there are many different products on the market that you can pick from. If you are looking for flooring that will meet your bathroom's needs, you will want to consider that this area will be under additional stress due to its contact with water regularly.
With all the different flooring options, TLC Remodeling narrowed down six of the choices available to help you make the right decision for your family’s bathroom flooring.
For some households, laminate can be a better alternative than solid hardwood because it can mimic the look for a much more affordable price. It can also be a do-it-yourself installation depending on the extent of the job, but you need to be aware that if it is not sealed properly, water can get in between the seams and cause damage.
If you are considering natural stone like granite, marble, or limestone, it is aesthetically pleasing, durable, and has excellent resale value. This material comes with two drawbacks; it can be colder and more slippery than other materials, which may not be the best choice for someone more vulnerable. It is also one of the most expensive options on the market, So this will need to be considered in your budget.
Porcelain is considered one of the best overall choices for homeowners because it looks great, it's durable, and it is water-resistant. You can get it in multiple textures, finishes, and sizes, so it can help match the room's aesthetics more easily. It is worth noting that it does come at a higher cost for the purchase, and is more slippery than other materials so consider this in your decision.
If you are looking for a warmer aesthetic, cork might be the right choice due to its aesthetics and softer feeling. It is naturally non-skid, and it takes less experience to install than stones or tile. Its main drawbacks are that it is not waterproof, so you may want to avoid placing it in a room where it will get splashed on frequently and not cleaned up. It will also need a polyurethane coat applied once installed to protect it.
The last material on this list is choosing a luxury vinyl option. They have both waterproof and water-resistant styles for any bathroom remodels that leave easy cleanup, and they come in a variety of colors so you can create an aesthetic that matches your bathroom. It is also slip-resistant and doesn't get cold as other products do, which can be a beneficial choice for a child’s bathroom.
6. Heated Floors
If you are looking for comfort and luxury, a heated flooring system can make a great addition to your bathroom space. If your concern is about energy efficiency, heated floors are more energy efficient than forced air methods, with some homeowners reporting a reduction in their energy bills once they have installed the system.
The heat is produced through thermal radiation, and the waves are transmitted through the material and into the air, creating a more efficient and evenly distributed heating option. Heated floors not only increase the resale value of your home but have low operating costs and come in ceramic and stone tile for enhanced durability.
While their price may be higher than other options due to additional expenditures like a water boiler, they can pay for themselves through decreased monthly utility costs.
TLC Remodeling: Professional Services & Unmatched Quality
Choosing the right products for your home is essential, and whether you are planning on doing an interior remodel or considering kitchen additions for more space, you want experts you can trust. We are a family-owned and operated company that offers unique and custom designs for all our clients in Minnesota and would love to help you with your next project.
We love to create spaces that our clients want to show off, so contact us online or call us at 763-241-8871 today.