With so much moisture accumulating in bathrooms from steamy showers and overflowing baths, finding the right flooring can be critical to maintaining the comfort and cleanliness of your home. Besides water-resistance, there are a number of other factors to take into consideration when shopping for bathroom flooring. Floor Coverings International Edmond has outlined three of the best materials to use in the bathroom of your Oklahoma City home.
Porcelain tile is a great choice for bathroom floors because it has a surface that is less porous than many other materials. This means that it will resist stains and hold up well against water. Tile is also extremely versatile, available in a wide variety of styles and colors to match any bathroom décor. If you have concerns about cool porcelain tile shocking your bare feet, then consider pairing it with in-floor radiant heating. This cozy combo will allow you to enjoy both the look and feel of your porcelain tile.
Vinyl is a popular option as it allows homeowners to truly customize their bathroom space while alleviating any worries they may have about water damage. As a plastic material vinyl is extremely water-resistant and will also not be easily stained or chipped. Additionally, vinyl can mimic a near endless number of flooring materials, furthering its appeal to Oklahoma City homeowners. Luxury vinyl planks, for example, make a great bathroom flooring alternative to hardwood. Not only does this flooring look, and sometimes feel, like real hardwood, but it will ultimately stand up better to the wet environment of a bathroom.
Natural stone is an incredibly beautiful and durable material that provides a unique surface for your bathroom floor. There are many different natural stones available, with some working better in bathrooms than others. Slate is a good choice for bathrooms as it is highly water-resistant and provides a certain level of traction to help prevent post-shower slips. Natural stone also has the added benefit of potentially raising the value of your home.
It is important to note that while marble and travertine are lovely natural stones that also have the potential to raise the value of your home, they are softer and therefore more vulnerable to water damage and staining. If you choose to go with a softer, more porous natural stone, then be sure to give the experts at Floor Coverings International Edmond a call to discuss your options.
Tile, vinyl, and natural stone all make great choices for bathroom floors. If you reside in the Oklahoma City, Edmond, and Piedmont area and are ready to take the next step, then give us a call today to set up a free, in-home design consultation! We look forward to hearing from you!