Upgrading the flooring in your home either as a stand-alone improvement or as part of a room remodel can do great things for both aesthetics and functionality. Choosing the flooring should entail your sense of style and what looks nice, but it should also take into consideration the demands of the room you are putting it into. That is especially true when considering bathroom flooring.
Although other materials have been used and with varying degrees of success, the three best options to meet the demands of your bathroom are tile, vinyl, and cork. Bet that last one surprises you, as you probably think of cork only as a cork board, trivet, or in a wine bottle, but continue reading, and you’ll see why it has been included.
- Tile – Tile holds up to stains, moisture, and frequent foot traffic, so it is ideal for bathrooms – provided, however, you select a slip-resistant option. And if you don’t want to suffer with cold tile floors in the winter, opt to put in a radiant floor heating system.
- Vinyl – Vinyl is also great because it is practically maintenance-free and comes in a wide variety of colors and styles. In fact, there are styles that look like wood and stone that will give you the special look you want without going with the material that would not hold up well as bathroom flooring.
- Cork – Okay, finally we’re here. Why cork? Simple. It is naturally resistant to mold, mildew, and, yes, water. It isn’t cold on your feet and it insulates for sound, too, making it nice for second story bathroom flooring. It even looks incredible and unique. Add to that the fact that cork is a highly renewable resource, and you have a real winner.
If you would like to see all the great options for bathroom flooring, we welcome you to come to our 5,700-square-foot showroom in Mooresville, North Carolina. Our staff at Professional Floor Covering & Cleaning will be happy to answer any questions you may have about any of our products, so you can make the best decision regarding your bathroom flooring.