Choosing bathroom flooring that is practical and durable is essential. When it comes to rooms in your home, the bathroom is actually one of the most important. A basic necessity for everyday convenience, they are a key feature in any home.
Whether you are choosing to remodel your bathroom or simply replace your bathroom flooring for a more durable material that is robust and waterproof, we have every option you could image at your local Frank’s. Pop in and visit us in-store!
The main consideration when deciding on suitable bathroom flooring is: water. Water in various forms can cause destruction in the home and bathrooms often catch the majority of it.
Overspraying from the shower, as well as spills, leaks and drips are all unavoidable and will end up on your bathroom floor. Therefore, your bathroom must be able to stand up to it!
Here are our recommendations for the best bathroom flooring for your home.
Waterproof vinyl bathroom flooring
If you are looking for a budget-friendly bathroom flooring option, vinyl is a perfect choice. Vinyl is a great waterproof option for bathrooms and other high traffic, wet areas.
The best thing about vinyl is that it can replicate the look of natural wood, stone and even ceramic tiles but is a fraction of the price of the real thing. Vinyl also combines durable, scratch resistance and waterproof features to protect your bathroom.
At Frank’s, we offer a huge range of colours, patterns and effects when it comes to vinyl. Find your local store and check out the collection.
Luxury vinyl tiles
A step up from vinyl and a more luxurious option if you have some spare cash to splash, luxury vinyl tiles are an excellent choice.
LVT and vinyl share similarities, however luxury vinyl tiles showcase more realistic visuals in order to replicate hardwood flooring, ceramic tiles or natural stone.
They are also much thicker than traditional vinyl and can normally be installed over existing floors instead of needing a new subfloor. Due to being thicker, LVT feels somewhat softer underfoot and has better sound-blocking properties than regular vinyl.
Don’t make the mistake of laminate/hardwood bathroom flooring
For many other areas of your home hardwood floors are a beautiful choice but don’t put them in your bathroom. Hardwood would have to be perfectly installed and sealed, with no errors, to avoid damage caused by moisture.
A high value flooring product, the risk of hardwood becoming flawed by water penetration and rotting is too high. Plus, hardwood would require re-sealing more frequently than in other rooms, which makes for a high maintenance flooring application.
Laminate is also not a great choice for bathrooms because often the material underneath is not waterproof or water-resistant. Spills, leaks or drips require immediate cleaning or the risk of swelling and warping is extremely high.
Discover a wide range of high quality bathroom flooring options at your local Frank’s. Pop down to your nearby store and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect flooring to transform your home.