More moisture gathers in the bathroom than in any other room in a home, often due to shower steam and water spills. Here in Prescott, the monsoon season brings additional humidity. This can lead to issues such as warping, mold, and general deterioration of bathroom flooring. On some surface types, slipperiness due to wet floors can cause added safety concerns.
What is the best type of bathroom flooring? In this article, we will look at some of the available options and explain what we believe to be the best solution.
What Do We Want in Bathroom Flooring?
When choosing a floor covering for your bathroom, you should look for flooring that can cope with moisture and humidity. It should also be a product that is easy to clean and does not become slippery when wet. Of course, style and design are important as well. Plus, you want any bathroom flooring to be comfortable under your feet.
Bathroom Flooring Options from Worst to Best
If you have read this far, you may now have a different perspective when considering what type of bathroom floor covering you will choose. Let’s work from the bottom up and consider the suitability of various flooring products from the worst to the best:
- Wood. While wood is a natural material that can be quite beautiful, it expands and contracts as it responds to fluctuations in temperature and moisture levels. Over a fairly short period of time, these changes cause wood to become vulnerable to water damage.
- Carpet. When carpet becomes wet, it holds the water for a quite some time and is difficult to dry. This can result in mold and mildew growth, causing health risks as well as unattractiveness.
- Tile. While ceramic or porcelain tile can be great bathroom flooring options, the expense of these products and installation costs can be a drawback for some.
#1: Luxury Vinyl Tiles and Vinyl Roll
For withstanding humidity and moisture and protecting your floor from water spills, nothing can compete against luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) and vinyl roll when it comes to bathroom flooring. Vinyl is the most affordable option. Vinyl products are very economical for one’s budget, especially when including DIY options for installation. LVT and vinyl roll offer an almost endless variety of color schemes and design possibilities.
We Will Help with the DYI
If you’ve decided to investigate the vinyl options for your bathroom flooring, you have chosen wisely. We are here to deliver the flooring, advice, support, and all products for any vinyl flooring job. We can even work right alongside you if needed. If you discover that you eventually need us to complete the job, we’ll take over. Just call us!