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How to choose bathroom flooring

Helen Moore by Helen Moore

Choosing the right type of flooring is really important. Options that may be perfect for other rooms in your home just won’t stand up to the moist and steamy environment that is characteristic of bathrooms. Here are our top tips to help you arrive at the ideal choice.

Things to consider:

  • One thing you’re sure to find in a bathroom is water and it can play havoc with flooring. Water can cause all sorts of problems, like warping wood and making carpeted areas damp and mouldy. So it’s best to go for a water-resistant option which is purpose-designed.
  • Water can pool on your bathroom floor, creating a hazardous surface to walk on. Tiles can become particularly slippery, so choosing a non-slip solution is the way to stay-safe.
  • Bathrooms are used daily and as well as being as hard-wearing, it helps if your flooring is easy to clean and straightforward to care for.

Vinyl flooring is perfect for bathrooms
Not only is it waterproof and super-easy to clean, but it also has a soft, cushioned backing which makes it beautifully comfortable and wonderfully warm underfoot.

Vinyl flooring is really versatile and there are lots of stylish designs to suit every type of décor. If you want a real wood effect without the worry of your flooring warping, you can easily recreate the look with vinyl flooring. Or if you prefer a tiled finish, there’s a wide range of vinyl designs that are really authentic.