When it comes to making interior design choices for your home, the right flooring can make the room. Choosing bathroom flooring is a little different than choosing flooring for the rest of the house because of one significant factor: water. You’ll want to pay close attention to make sure your flooring choice is resistant to splashes from the shower, bathtub and bathroom sink.
Here’s a guide to the bathroom flooring styles that work best with various interior design styles.
Flooring Style: Ceramic or Porcelain TileIdeal Interior Design Style: FarmhouseCeramic or porcelain tile works wonderfully in a farmhouse-style home. It’s a classic choice that is moderately priced, it’s available in crisp white or many other colors, and it’s durable, waterproof and stain-resistant. Are you finding ceramic and porcelain to be cold on your toes? Investing in a radiant floor heating system is a great solution.
Flooring Style: Natural StoneInterior Design Style: RusticWhether your tastes run to sandstone, travertine or limestone, textured natural stone flooring is a durable and aesthetically pleasing option. Softer stones should be refinished about every other year with a quality stone sealer.
Flooring Style: Polished StoneInterior Design Style: Hollywood GlamAdd a little luxury with high gloss marble, granite or travertine. Polished stone is slippery when wet, so be sure to put down a non-slip bath mat. The cost is high, but stone bathroom flooring has an excellent return on investment when reselling your home.
Flooring Style: Engineered WoodInterior Design Style: TraditionalIf you like the look of solid hardwood, you may want to check out engineered wood flooring for the bathroom. Engineered wood can work well in bathrooms because it has a plywood base that holds up well in high moisture conditions.
Flooring Style: CorkInterior Design Style: Mid-Century ModernThis environmentally friendly option is waterproof, resilient and warm, which means it’s not only splash-proof but it’s comfortable to walk on as well. Cork tiles and planks are very DIY-friendly—consider installing unfinished cork, then coating floors with a sealer to help prevent moisture from seeping into seams.
The verdict? Thanks to modern engineering and technology you’ll be able to find more choices than ever for great bathroom flooring options to match any interior design style. When you build with Homewood, you can work with in-house designers to create the perfect space. Contact a sales rep today to start designing your dream home!
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