In most homes, the bathroom is one of the most used rooms, if not the actual most used room, in the house. Think about it – we do a lot in our bathrooms: it can be a relaxing spa-sanctuary or a de facto social media studio, and of course, it is the one room where we can handle the necessary business of life. This is why the bathroom is one of the most common home improvement projects. Any good bathroom renovation should include updating the floor because it gets a lot of use. If you’re looking at bathroom flooring options, consider these.
Porcelain or Ceramic Tile
Porcelain or ceramic tile has been the go-to for bathrooms for decades, and there are many reasons that this classic choice remains a forerunner. The variety of choice with this type of tile is nearly endless, including tiles that mimic other materials, like wood grains or natural stone. Even traditional tiling comes in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. This flooring material is so versatile that it often also ends up on walls, including backsplashes and bathtub or shower enclosures. Finally, it is an extremely durable choice, making it a great financial investment.
Natural Stone Tile
Natural stone flooring is an absolutely stunning choice, but it is also one of the most expensive on the market. Natural stone adds a very high-end, luxurious feel to a bathroom. However, it is pretty maintenance-heavy and is not a good project for the average DIYer; mandatory professional installation only adds to the cost.
If the laminate flooring you’re considering is water-resistant, it can be a good choice for bathrooms. It needs to have a medium-density fiberboard core made with wax, which will help it avoid soaking up water. You will need to install an underlayment and vapor barrier to protect your subfloor and glue the laminate to that. Finally, the laminate also needs to be installed with glue or caulk around the edges of every plank to seal cracks. These steps will ensure that the flooring is safe against the bathroom’s high-moisture environment and allow you to take advantage of the wide variety of laminate flooring styles available.
KITCHEN AND BATH REMODELING FROM KENWOOD KITCHENS
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