Bathroom flooring is not as easy to choose as the other flooring in your home. You may have an idea of what want, but unlike other types of flooring, you need to consider some important facts.
First, bathroom flooring tends to get wetter than any other flooring in the house. While carpet is definitely out, you should also realize that wood floors can warp and separate from water damage. Even having a rug on the floor may not stop water from sliding in between the shower or bathtub and the flooring, allowing it to seep underneath and cause unseen damage. And when considering tile for your bathroom flooring, you may want to remember that certain stones and tiles can be very slippery when wet.
One feasible option for bathroom flooring is laminate (not the kind that slides and locks in, but rather the type with a sealant between the seams to lock out water). Though it may not be the best option, it is viable. There are other types of bathroom flooring that may work even better, such as vinyl tile or linoleum tile, which is an oil-based material that will repel water. However, just like the laminate flooring, they must be sealed between seems in order to avoid moisture seeping underneath. On the other hand, if you choose sheet vinyl, sheet linoleum, or concrete flooring for your bathroom, there are no seams for moisture to seep through.
With so many options in bathroom flooring, it would be wise to visit our showroom at Carolinas Custom Kitchen & Bath Center in Mooresville, North Carolina, where professionals are ready to answer all your questions and guide you to the best option for your renovation needs!