In most parts of the home, flooring is chosen for its appearance, however when it comes to the bathroom it’s important that you keep functionality and how it will perform under stress when it comes to water in mind. Bathrooms are under constant water stress, which means that the flooring is as well. If you don’t choose the right flooring, you can end up costing yourself a lot of time, and money. Let’s break down the best flooring options.
Luxury Vinyl Plank
Luxury vinyl planks are an increasingly popular choice when it comes to your home. They are completely waterproof and cannot be damaged by exposure to moisture. Vinyl planks are made entirely of a combination of synthetic materials/plastics that are made to be 100% waterproof (however not flood-proof). These planks can be fully submerged in water and will not warp, deform or become damaged in any way making them a great option for high wet areas.
Ceramic and Porcelain Tile
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are one of the best options when it comes to bathroom flooring. When installed properly, the tile is 100% waterproof. Porcelain tile is an excellent option for areas that are chronically damp, like the bathroom, as they can withstand a lot of water damage. They are a great solution for wet areas because they are low maintenance and harder than natural stone or ceramic, making them less likely to chip. They are cost effective, easy to clean and look beautiful!
Stone Plastic Composite (SPC)
SPC Flooring is what is called a hybrid floor. It is 100% waterproof and is suitable for all locations in the house, including the bathroom. These hybrid floors bring the best characteristics of both vinyl and laminate floors to create the ideal floating floor. The top layer of SPC flooring is a UV coated wear & tear layer, the second is the decorative layer and the centre is made up of a composite core board that is waterproof.
Sheet vinyl is a great option as it is practically seamless, making it 100% waterproof. It is the ideal flooring for intensely wet rooms such as the bathroom. With little to no seams, sheet vinyl doesn’t allow for water to penetrate through to the substrate, making it perfect for high water areas like a children’s bathroom.
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