By Suzanne Fred. Bathroom Flooring. Published at Sunday, February 18th, 2018 - 22:47:58 PM.
The style is everlasting and can be adapted to just about any décor. There are an endless amount of ceramic tile colors and textures to choose from. Be sure to shop around because colors and textures can vary significantly between manufacturers.
Vinyl sheet, rigid core, traditional luxury vinyl tile and engineered tile (with or without grout). Each offers a high level of water, stain and wear resistance, and they're more comfortable underfoot than the traditional stone or ceramic tile you'd normally find in a bathroom. With any of these bathroom flooring types, you'll be able to choose from a variety of on-trend designs. Even styles that realistically mimic traditional, rustic and reclaimed hardwoods, or natural marble and slate!
Nothing looks better than ceramic or porcelain, whether your tastes run to stone or wood lookalikes or brilliant colors and surprising patterns. Ceramics score high with regard to maintenance, too, but they are not nearly as comfortable to the bare foot as vinyl. Installing radiant floor heat helps to change that, but a hard surface is hard whether or not it’s warm. Ceramics are not as easy to install as vinyl, though it is a job the adventurous do-it-yourselfer can tackle. When protected with a high-grade glaze, ceramic will resist wear and scratches. Porcelain tiles are harder than clay-based tiles and may have through-body color, an advantage if chipping occurs.
Wood is only for the fearless. Once water penetrates the finish, it will stain—probably for good. During installation, the wood parquet tiles must be carefully sealed around the room perimeter and at all other joints. Two coats of polyurethane must then be applied as protection. Use it in a powder room but avoid wood floor tile in full baths that get a lot of use.
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