The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the house. Unless it is a private en suite, it is normally used by everyone from your two year old toddler to the random ‘tradie’ who needs to “quickly use the toilet before heading off”. It would be safe to say that it is a fairly important room in the house.
It’s important when creating a bathroom that you get the flooring right. Of course we all want our flooring to look first class but we want to make sure it is practical as well. The first question to ask yourself is ‘who is going to be using this bathroom?’ your answer will have a strong influence over the type of flooring you should choose.
For example, if you are creating a family bathroom with young children, you want to make sure that your flooring is going to be anti slip, easy to clean and can get ‘thrashed’ without being ruined.
If you are creating a private en suite, you could go for a more luxurious flooring that looks incredible, it may be harder to clean or slightly less durable but that won’t matter as it won’t be used as frequently or as recklessly.
Here are some flooring options to help you create a winning bathroom.
They’re the most obvious and common choice in the bathroom. Many people choose tiles because they are practical and they allow you to get creative. They come in a variety of shapes and colours- you can also select the colour of your grout too. There’s a huge variety of types of tiles and different tiles have different benefits. Porcelain tile such as the Geeneva tile can be a great option for the bathroom as they are durable- they are some of the toughest flooring available! They are also liquid and stain resistant as well as low maintenance. Due to their durability, porcelain tiles also have a long lifespan.
Vinyl flooring can be a great option when you are wanting to create the classic tile or hard floor look without the price that comes along with it. Aside from it being cost effective, people often select vinyl in the bathroom for its durability. It is waterproof as well as being stain and dirt resistant. Vinyl flooring is a good option for families as it is softer under foot so if one of the kids accidentally, it’s less likely to do them any damage. The Texline Essence range of vinyl is a great option for bathrooms as it offers a range of different designs including tile and wood print.
If you’re a laminate lover then today is your lucky day! Laminate is a flooring that most people wish that they could put in the bathroom but they can’t. It is not normally a waterproof flooring thus the bathroom would possibly be one of the worst places you could install it. HOWEVER, Quickstep has produced a range of laminate flooring that is waterproof! The Quick Step Impressive laminate flooring has a ‘HydroSeal’ coating on the grooves preventing moisture from seeping through. Impressive laminate also has a scratch guard and a uniclic click system making it super easy to install. You can now have the laminate flooring you’ve been dreaming of in your bathroom!