When you undertake a bathroom remodeling project, you have many decisions to make when it comes to choosing the products and plumbing fixtures you want. Your choice of flooring is important because the flooring has a big impact on the room, and you need a floor that can tolerate being splashed with water. Here are some points to consider when it comes to bathroom flooring.
When You Want The Look Of Wood Planks
If you have wood flooring throughout your home, you may want bathroom flooring that blends in so the floor is uniform in all rooms of your house. However, you don't want hardwood floors in a bathroom since you'd have to worry about the flooring getting wet. There are a couple of other choices to consider. One is luxury vinyl tile that's made with the same color and grain pattern as your wood flooring. You can buy luxury vinyl tile in sheets or planks. For a very waterproof floor, you may want your remodeling service to install sheet vinyl and seal the edges of the flooring so no water can get under the floor to cause water damage.
Another option is porcelain tile that looks like wood planks. This flooring is installed with grout so water can't seep underneath it. The floor looks like wood planks, but it has the easy care and durability of porcelain, which is an excellent type of flooring for a wet room.
When You Want Flooring That Matches Wall Tile
Cement tiles are perfect for bathroom floors and walls. If you want the same look on the floor, on the walls, and in the shower, then cement tiles could be what you want. These tiles are made to resist water and they aren't slippery. Plus, they come in many different colors and patterns. You could choose a natural stone look so your bathroom looks like it's made of marble, or you could create a mosaic pattern made of different brightly colored tiles.
When You Plan To Install Radiant Floor Heating
Radiant floor heating is a nice addition for a bathroom remodel because it keeps the floor nice and warm in the winter so you don't have to stand on a cold floor in bare feet. Some types of flooring, such as porcelain, ceramic, concrete, and stone, are good matches for radiant floor heating because they transfer heat well. Your bathroom remodeling contractor might be able to install vinyl flooring over radiant floor heat, too, but the right flooring has to be chosen that can tolerate being heated and that won't produce off-gas due to the heat.
To learn more, contact a resource like Beyond Designs & Remodeling.Share