How to Choose the Best Bathroom Flooring
Bathrooms can present a problem when it comes to decorating. No ordinary room, the bathroom must be able to withstand great amounts of humidity, moisture, and splashes. You’ll probably have to give more consideration to bathroom flooring than any other flooring in your home! There are a couple different types of flooring that you can use in the bathroom without worrying about short or long term damage.
Most laminate has a basic resistance to moisture in terms of dealing with damp and humidity in the air. However, actual spills and splashes will cause damage if left unattended, so you’ll have to make sure that you mop up any spills straight away. If you’re in love with the idea of laminate, the Quickstep Impressive range is 100% waterproof which means you don’t have to worry about your laminate flooring getting wet.
The most waterproof option for your bathroom, vinyl flooring (sometimes referred to as Luxury Vinyl Tiling or LVT) is a little more expensive than laminate but guarantees you resistance against water damage in all its forms – the vinyl won’t react with water at all whether we’re talking a few drops, a humid room or a sizeable spill. This makes it an extremely low maintenance choice of flooring your bathroom.
Other Flooring Options
We’ve seen plenty of bathrooms that have tried a real wood flooring or a carpet in the bathroom, and we have to say that we advise against it. Real wood flooring will warp over time due to the high moisture levels which means you’re looking at an expensive replacement, and carpets will be structurally weakened by water and be at high risk of attracting damp and mould, again meaning you’re looking at frequent and possibly costly replacements.
Take a look at our full laminate flooring and vinyl flooring collections to furnish your bathroom. Our collections will give you peace of mind when it comes to the durability and performance of your bathroom flooring, and both offer a fantastic range of modern and traditional styles – so whether you’re going for a minimalist look or a wood floor effect, you’ll be able to create your dream bathroom from our collection of waterproof flooring options at Leader Floors.