Bathrooms are unlike any other room in your home: they see a lot of traffic, have high amounts of moisture, and are often smaller than other spaces. Therefore, when it comes to choosing the right type of flooring for your bathroom, it’s important to select a material that is durable, resistant to water, and aesthetically pleasing. Today, we share 3 of the most popular bathroom flooring choices among Floor Coverings International West Metro Atlanta customers.
One of the most popular flooring choices for bathrooms is ceramic tile thanks to its beauty and durability. Design-wise you can find ceramic tile in just about any shape, size, or color you can think of, and it can be installed in a wide variety of patterns. Ceramic tile is also a great choice for showers and backsplashes, giving you even more design possibilities. Compared to other natural stone tiles, ceramic is often easier to install and less expensive. For added durability, consider porcelain tile, which is a member of the ceramic family and even more resistant to water.
Vinyl flooring ranks high on the list of suitable bathroom materials thanks to its ease of maintenance and affordable cost. Vinyl flooring is impervious water and comes in a wide range of designs. In recent years, manufacturers have expanded on the quality and variety of vinyl flooring available to consumers. One variety that’s gaining popularity is luxury vinyl, which can be made to imitate the look and feel of natural materials such as hardwood and stone. Luxury vinyl tile can even be installed with a non-porous grout that is equally as resistant to moisture and mildew, and helps enhance its natural appearance.
Cork flooring is made from tree bark and is highly resistant to moisture and mildew. Compared to other flooring options, cork’s soft surface is not very slippery when wet and easier on your feet and joints. Thanks to its harvesting process, cork is also a renewable resource, which is an added bonus for the environmentally conscious homeowner. When used in a bathroom, it’s important to finish cork flooring once installed to ensure it’s properly sealed.
When you are ready to start your next bathroom remodel, consider using one of these great materials and call Floor Coverings International West Metro Atlanta to schedule your free design consultation. We help homeowners in the greater Marietta, East Cobb, Powder Springs, and Smyrna areas find the perfect flooring for their needs!
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