Your bathroom floor may be the place to start your bathroom remodeling
project. Flooring in any room makes a great impact just because of the amount of space it occupies, and since
bathrooms are usually smaller the impact of a new floor can be greater.
Special consideration needs to be given to bathroom flooring for a couple of
reasons. If your bathroom is not a large room, choosing lighter colors and designs with larger elements will expand
the room. Another consideration is that a bathroom receives a lot of moisture both in the form of water on the
floor, and the steam from showers and running water.
Many flooring choices are available today in a variety of different looks and
price ranges. Natural stone such as granite or marble, laminates that mimic a wood look and are easier to keep up,
tile or vinyl flooring are some of the many options available. Another long standing product,
linoleum flooring, is making a comeback with more choices in pattern and
On the following pages you'll find information on a number of bathroom flooring
choices and their characteristics and care requirements.
- Tile Floor
A tile floor in a bathroom is durable and very attractive. Laying
tile can be a DIY project if you are handy and allow proper time to go through each step of
- Laminate Wood Look
Laminate wood look bathroom flooring is easy to clean and stands up to a lot of wear.
- Marble and Granite
Marble and granite bathroom floors make a beautiful surface. Be aware of their care and maintenance
- Linoleum Flooring
Linoleum is a very durable flooring product and preferred by many
people who have allergies. It is considered a green product since it is biodegradable.
- Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl bathroom flooring is a good choice when remodeling a bathroom. Vinyl is durable, has many color choices,
and will withstand moisture.