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Best and Worst Materials for Bathroom Floors

Miami Porcelain TileIf you are building a new home or renovating an existing one, you have the opportunity try a variety of bathroom flooring. Some are better than others.

Bathrooms present a challenge because they are constantly in use, there is bound to be a lot of spillages, and it’s the one room in your house that you absolutely need to keep clean at all times, if only for sanitation reasons.

Tile Pompano Beach — Bad Bathroom Flooring Choices 

Carpeting is probably the worst choice. Not only can it become easily damp and absorb moisture down to the padding, but it’s practically impossible to keep clean in a bathroom. If you must use carpeting in the bathroom, try removable floor rugs.

Wood is also not a great choice for bathrooms. It can easily become damaged by water and moisture.

And when liquid seeps into wood it causes warping. You probably will have to replace a wooden flooring within a year or two of installing it in your bathroom.

Tile Pompano Beach —  Best Bathroom Flooring Options

Keeping in mind that you want bathroom flooring that is simple to keep clean, the best option is usually ceramic or stone tile. They are durable, water-resistant, and come in an amazing array of colors and styles so you can always find one that will look great in your bathroom.

Grout seals the seams of tile from moisture, preventing it from leaking into the flooring or boards below. There are also many types of tile and grout that are designed to repel water.

Tile Pompano Beach — Other Flooring Options

Most homeowners choose to tile their bathroom floors, but there are other good options out there. Sheet vinyl is popular because it offers the durability of vinyl while completely sealing your bathroom floor.

Concrete is becoming more popular due to the wide variety of colors and tints that are now available. But concrete is heavy so it needs to be properly reinforced.

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