Unlike other western countries, bathroom in India usually have wet floors and at the same time they also lack sorting out of different area like bathing area,commode,wash basin etc.Although with the introduction of modern technology and engineering methods,there are many options available nowadays for bathroom flooring as compared to the past.
Bathroom Flooring somehow visibly act as a foundation for your bathroom and whatever choice is preferred to lay can really frame your room.
Some of the key points to consider before choosing the bathroom flooring are:
The chosen flooring material should be moisture resistant and should have non-porous surface
It should be durable,comfortable and least slippery to bare foot
It should need minimum maintenance and easy to clean
The size of the tile should be large to facilitate easy cleaning
It should be complimenting to the wall finish
Based on the above factors here is our 4 recommended bathroom flooring options to consider :
Ceramic or Porcelain Tiles :
Decently priced Ceramic Tiles are one of the most preferred flooring option for bathroom because of its high moisture resistance and at the same time are highly durable too.In addition to this ceramic tiles are available in various options to choose from.Though they give a cold and hard feel to bare foot but the advantages overshadow the disadvantages of this material.
Affordable due to its moderate pricing
Has high resistance to water
Is available in lots of colors and designs
Has a little difficult installation method
Gives hard and cold feel to bare foot
Natural Stone Tiles
Natural stone delivers aelegant,high-end look to your bathroom.And some of the available options of this material are travertine,marbe,granite and slate.Apart from this the various texture available include sandblasted,etched and tumbled.It offers high durability with a condition that is in maintained on a regular basis. The dark side of the story is that natural stone flooring is comparatively more expensive than other flooring options because of its delicate installation process.
Although like ceramic flooring, natural stone is also resistive to moisture and humidity which makes it a good and long-term investment for your home.
Has different type of stones available to choose from
Has various textures
Is Highly Durable
Requires more maintenance than ceramic or porcelain flooring
Needs regular maintenance and sealing
Is high priced
Engineered Hardwood is another bathroom flooring option which made from stacking up of multiple layers of veneer.It outweighs solid hardwood planks due to its various advantages.Engineered Hardwood is adaptable to areas with high levels of humidity and moisture.In addition to this there are a long list of colors and designs to choose from.Also it can also be applied as a temporary flooring over the existing flooring which makes it a preferred option for remodeling jobs.Again it is also one of the expensive flooring options
It is manufactured and processed from original wood.
It has high resistance to heat and moisture
There are variety of options to choose from
It can also be used over the existing flooring
It is not waterproof
Critical to repair and maintain
Vinyl gives bathroom a high-end appearance with a lesser price.It is available in beautiful colors and natural stone options.Also there is an option of choosing between a waterproof and a water resistant vinyl which in turns proves to be very useful with bathroom with has high humidity and moisture.
Vinyl gives a warm and soft feel even during the winters.Like Engineered Hardwood it can also be applied over the existing floor.Though its drawback is that it doesn’t adds or improves the monetary value of the property.
Also one important thing about Vinyl is that is not an eco-friendly option since most of the Vinyl planks and tiles emit VOCs (Volatile Organic Compound) which are harmful for both your health and environment.
Is available in both water resistant and waterproof options
Looks like high end material
Is comfortable to walk
Can be applied over existing flooring.
Doesn’t looks good if not installed in a proper manner
Is harmful for health and environment due to emission of VOC
Doesn’t improves the value of property.
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