How to choose the best bathroom flooring?
Here are some things you can keep in mind while shopping for your new bathroom flooring:
Making the best choice for our bathroom flooring can be important considering different factors like style, safety and water resistance. Our bathrooms will typically be put under the stress of a lot of water and humidity. Making sure that we select a flooring option that are appropriate to the levels of water and humidity is very important. Water doesn’t just get on the flooring, it can also get on the ceiling and walls. The positive is that thanks to modern engineering and technology there are a huge array of choices available today in bathroom flooring that are highly durable and water resistant. This makes the cleanup of families, pets and other messes easy to clean up.
One of the most popular bathroom flooring options is ceramic and porcelain tile. What makes ceramic and porcelain a great choice is that there are many style choices to choose from. Like stone flooring, it can have a very rich textured feeling. Porcelain and ceramic are from the same tile family with one small difference. That difference is that porcelain gets certified as such for having an absorption rate of 0.5% or less. So if you have a bathroom that won’t have any shower or bathing facility, you don’t have to worry as much about moisture and water, and can use porcelain over ceramic if desired.
Another reason ceramic and porcelain is so popular is that it maintains very easily, and is waterproof, durable and stain resistant. This means that standing pools of water will unlikely cause problems for your bathroom flooring, as well as stains like makeup spills. Some people worry that tile will be cold, but worry not, there are heated tile options that can be laid under the tile, giving you a warm bathroom floor. Another issue is that wet tile can be slippery, but the use of texturing resolves this issue. Another thing to note is that smaller tiles are less slippery because of the grout to tile ratio, and that grout acts as a non-skid surface. Putting in a nice ceramic or porcelain flooring can also raise the resale value due to it being a popular bathroom flooring choice. Making sure you make the best choice for your bathroom is key and the experts at Golden Elite Flooring in Montreal, Quebec, Canada have many options for you to choose from.
Another popular option for bathroom flooring is vinyl flooring. Vinyl has been around for quite some time in the bathroom flooring industry so it’s no surprise how it’s a long standing favorite. Vinyl can come in sheets or tiles. The sheet variation comes in a roll that are between six and twelve feet wide. Having the vinyl in sheet form gives the bathroom flooring a seamless look. This seamlessness allows for less areas that germs can grow in between. Vinyl also comes in tiles of between twelve to eighteen square inches. These vinyl tiles come in a wide variety of different patterns. The positive of the tiles over seamless is that you can easily replace sections that are damaged. With more seams though opens up more space for germs to grow. Both the sheet and tile forms of vinyl are stain resistant and easy to clean. When installing vinyl it’s important to do so properly as if it is not installed correctly it can look cheap and possibly open up seams to water intrusion. You are able to install vinyl on existing flooring, making it easier to install for most people. The feel of the vinyl makes walking on the bathroom flooring surface a nice experience. Often vinyl has a poor resale value to it compared to the pricier options of bathroom flooring.
Some Vinyl products in Golden Elite Deco, Montreal, Canada
One of the popular pricier options is natural stone. Typically it’s out of most people’s price range. The positives of stone far outweigh the negatives for most that can afford it. The aesthetic of natural stone is very appeasing and has a great resale value. The different types of stone like marble, granite, and limestone are popular options and handle moisture with very few problems. The surface is hard and durable, but can be slippery if not treated to sandblasting or buying already naturally textured stone like slate. Stone flooring also requires regular sealing and resurfacing to ensure lifelong quality on your expensive investment. To help with how cold stone can naturally be, you can get heaters installed under the stone bathroom flooring to make your bathroom flooring nice and warm for your feet. Due to natural stones weight and textures, it can be difficult to install yourself. So be prepared to pay for professional installers if you want natural stone bathroom flooring. Overall natural stone is great choice for long term investment in your home.
Our final pick of the popular bathroom flooring types is engineered hardwood flooring. This bathroom flooring is a great pick for a bathroom that will limited washing or bathing facilities as this type of flooring is not waterproof but water resistant. This allows home owners that want a consistent look of hardwood in their home to not have to sacrifice that style for the sake of a good bathroom flooring. The veneer layer on top of the layers of real wood keep the flooring safe from higher amounts of humidity and moisture. Engineered hardwood flooring can also be installed on top of existing flooring, making installation easier. This makes remodeling jobs that you might want to do yourself easier. This option in bathroom flooring can be pricier as it is real wood, and can be tough to repair damaged boards. Engineered hardwood flooring comes in many style options, ask the pros at Golden Elite Flooring in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to help you make the best choice when it comes to your bathroom flooring needs.
Some Engineered hardwood products in Golden Elite Deco, Montreal, Canada
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