Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Bathroom

When deciding on the flooring material for your bathroom, it’s a good idea to keep in mind style, cost and lifestyle. With so many options to choose from it can sometimes be difficult to figure out which flooring material works best for you in your home. Check out this guide for the pros and cons of a few of the most popular flooring materials to help you narrow down your options and choose the material that works best for you!

Ceramic Tile
Pros: Ceramic tile is one of the most popular choices for flooring materials because it comes in so many different colors, sizes and shapes. It is also a very durable material and its hard surface makes cleaning up very simple.

Cons: Ceramic tiles can be cold to the touch underfoot so you’ll need to use a rug or mat to avoid the discomfort. Installing a floor heating system is also an option to combat the cold. Grout needs to be specially cleaned and sealed periodically to avoid staining.
Vinyl
Pros: Vinyl is one of the most budget-friendly flooring options available and comes in a wide range of looks. Some design and finish options even mimic the look of pricier materials at a fraction of the cost. It’s also very a durable and easy to clean material.

Cons: If it is damaged, Vinyl can be difficult and often impossible to repair. Vinyl color can fade over time if it’s in a place exposed to sunlight for long periods of time.

Stone Tile
Pros: There are several types of stone materials such as granite or marble that can be used. Stone tile is very resistant to staining and difficult to scratch.

Cons: Stone tile is one of the most expensive material options available. It is also a very cold material that tends to be slippery. Grout needs to be specially cleaned and sealed periodically to avoid staining.

There are numerous other types of flooring options but these are the most commonly used materials for bathroom flooring. To find out more information about bathroom flooring materials or renovating a bathroom in the High Country of North Carolina, contact VPC Builders at828-295-0707 or to find a professional in your area, visit the National Association of Home Builders at www.nahb.org.

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