Bathroom floors that can resist wear and tear

The bathroom floor has to be different from the floor used in living rooms, bedrooms and even the kitchen. There are several types of flooring that you can go for when it comes to your living spaces and bedrooms, but you cannot choose each and every flooring material as a bathroom flooring.

Your bathroom floor must be robust, it must be able to withstand extreme temperatures, wear and tear, and most importantly, it must be able to withstand moisture and water. There are three challenges facing your bathroom flooring that flooring in other areas of your home doesn’t have to prepare for: water, extreme weather conditions, and humidity. Due to these challenges, there are several attributes that your bathroom flooring should possess.

First, you need to think about the different types of flooring that you can choose from. You have tiles, wood floors, natural flooring options such as bamboo or cork, laminate or vinyl, and natural stones such as granite, marble or slate among others.

Wood, bamboo, cork, laminate, or vinyl are not the ideal flooring options for your bathroom. There are specific reasons for this. First, none of these flooring options are hard enough, save for hardwood. All of these flooring materials are very susceptible to damage due to moisture. You cannot expect your bathroom floor to be a porous material or to be prone to damage due to water. Such materials will not only be damaged quickly, but will cause fundamental damage to your home and pose a threat to you and your family. The threat can be easily understood. Cork and bamboo can retain moisture and can become thriving grounds for bacteria and other microorganisms. Laminate can get slippery when there is water and you need non-slip floors for your bathrooms, which is a basic requirement. Wood reacts to extreme temperatures, cannot prevent water damage, and vinyl is not a very organic or desirable flooring option.

Natural stones like granite or marble and tiles like ceramic tiles are the best floors that can withstand the wear and tear of the bathroom. Natural stones are not porous and are hard enough to withstand as much traffic as a bath is expected to withstand. Ceramic tiles are good options for bathroom floors, but the particular variety of ceramic tiles, known as porcelain tiles, are an even better alternative. Ceramic tile or porcelain tile can come with non-slip features and that should be equally important to your safety as well.

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