Most can appreciate that water doesn’t always stay in the tub or sink. If you are a parent, you can affirm that the bathroom is a toddler’s in-home water park. So when it comes to the bathroom floor, waterproofing is the highest priority. If this isn’t done properly, homeowners could see major damage in their floor bases from mold and rot. Hiring a professional flooring installation company will make sure that this damage doesn’t cost you more down the road. Metro Atl. Floors is committed to excellence in all our flooring installations and wants to give you the best advice for choosing your next bathroom floor.
The first thing you need to know about bathroom flooring is that hard woods are probably not the best option. Hardwoods are much warmer under cold feet than other flooring options but are very susceptible to moisture damage. Hardwoods can be used if installed and sealed properly by a professional installation company but will also need a new urethane finish every couple years. If you’re fixed on your dream bathroom with hardwood floors, don’t let this post temper your excitement. Wood floors can work in a bathroom, and Metro Atl. Floors would be pleased to properly install hardwood in your bathroom.
If you are working on a small budget or if you have kids, vinyl laminate flooring is the best bang for your buck. Vinyl is moisture proof and stain resistant. In essence it is made to last the wrath of your child’s bathroom “experiments.” It comes in many different colors, styles and patterns including some that mimic hardwood or stone but at a definitively lower price tag. Vinyl comes in sheets, or in square tiles, that are placed on the floor with adhesive. For the DIYer, caution should be observed in the installation process so not to make seams that water could penetrate and compromise the adhesive. Once installed though, vinyl will keep up with your family’s active lifestyle for 15 years plus.
Another less expensive bathroom flooring option is river rock flooring. This option offers the homeowner a natural looking style and is a solid choice for a seamless transition into a tub-less shower. The natural texture of river rock is nearly slip-proof and makes your feet feel like they just got a massage. Much like river rock, glass tile provides all of the same advantages but also has a wider range of color selection and pattern capabilities. If this doesn’t “rock your boat,” stone just might.
Stone, be it tiles or textured marble, is another dependable bathroom flooring option. Marble will be unquestionably stylish and eloquently reflect natural and interior light in the space. However, marble also tends to be very slippery. If you choose marble, you should make sure that it’s up to slip resistant standards specified by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Natural stone tiles are the most common form of bathroom and kitchen flooring for a reason. Obviously impervious to water, stone tile is easy to clean, has more texture than marble and allows the homeowner many more customizable color and pattern options.
Ask and you shall receive. Metro Atl. Floors is committed to providing its customers with only the high quality bathroom flooring installation whatever flooring option they might choose.