The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Bathroom Flooring Options

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Bathrooms are considered one of the top remodeling projects for most American households.

Probably because updating your bathroom adds a lot of value to your home.

The flooring is what will tie the whole look together.

Maybe you don’t have the budget to re-do the whole bathroom. Updating the flooring is a quick way to change the look of the whole room.

There are so many bathroom flooring options. That’s great because the floors in your bathroom can be anything you want them to be.

Having all those choices can be overwhelming.

If you need a little help, check out our guide to choosing the right bathroom flooring options.

What to consider when deciding on bathroom flooring

Of course, the first thing to think about is your budget.

Keep in mind that bathroom flooring is an investment. The more money you put into it now, the less likely you will need to replace it later.

Another thing that goes into how long your flooring lasts is how you take care of it.

Consider how much maintenance you are realistically willing to put in.

This includes both the cleaning and the annual sealing that some bathroom flooring options require.

You know how well you can keep up with cleaning your flooring.

If you want to do as little scrubbing as possible, you’ll want to stick with a low maintenance bathroom flooring option.

Next, is the style. If you know that you won’t be changing up your flooring very often, you might want to stick with something classic.

If you’re a little more adventurous, you could go with a flooring style that’s trendy.

Taking budget, maintenance, and style into consideration, let’s go through some different bathroom flooring options.

Porcelain and Ceramic Flooring

Budget: $

Maintenance: To be certified porcelain, it must have a water absorption rate of .5% or less. This is great and means less work for you.

Ceramic is a very similar material. Both are easy to clean, porcelain just stands up to water better.

Style: You can find all sorts of options when it comes to porcelain and ceramic tiles. You can try a trendy and colorful honeycomb design or do something more traditional.

Though it is one of the cheaper materials, the look of the tile feels textured and luxurious.

Pebble Flooring

Budget: $

Maintenance: The grout between the little pebbles can be tough to clean.

In addition, you will have to keep up with routine sealing of the flooring.

If you’re okay with getting between the nooks and crannies, it might be the flooring for you.

Style: This is a lovely option for a nautical, Myrtle Beach area home. It’s fun and a little unexpected. Pebble flooring will always be in style in an ocean-side house.

Vinyl Flooring

Budget: $

Maintenance: Vinyl is one of the easiest bathroom flooring options to care for. You just need to sweep away the dust and wipe it down with a vinyl cleaner.

Vinyl is also water resistant, keeping mold away. It’s incredibly durable.

Properly installed vinyl can last a very long time. However, if the vinyl does get damaged, the entire sheet needs to be removed.

Style: There are so many vinyl design options available, you can find practically anything.

You can go for something funky for a kid’s bathroom or sophisticated for the master bathroom.

Wood Flooring

Budget: $$

Maintenance: Mold is the obvious worry when it comes to wood floors. The wood absorbs a lot more moisture than other bathroom flooring options.

It’s great for a half-bathroom with no tub or shower. In that case you, mildew is less of an issue. You can just clean it like any other hardwood floor.

You could also try engineered wood that will absorb less water.

Style: Wood flooring is perfect for a more modern home. It’s minimalist, yet still warm and inviting.

Literally! Wood is a lot warmer to walk on than tile.

Wood flooring looks classic, yet stylish all at the same time.

Travertine Flooring

Budget: $$$

Maintenance: As a natural stone, these tiles are a great investment. They hold up to moisture and will last a long time if you take care of it.

That means you will need to get your floor resealed once a year.

Also, you have to be quick to clean up any shampoo or product spills. The dyes in things like that can ruin the floor.

Style: A travertine floor gives your bathroom a relaxing vibe. There are all sorts of earth tones to choose from.

It will be like having a beautiful, resort spa in your own home.

Marble Flooring

Budget: $$$

Maintenance: When you invest in marble flooring, you do so because of their beauty. There is a lot of upkeep involved.

Marble is a soft stone, which means it scratches easily. If you’re not going to get it sealed once a year, don’t bother investing.

This surface will stain easily.

If there’s a spill, clean it right away with a cleaner specifically made for marble.

Style: Marble makes for an elegant bathroom. That’s why despite the maintenance, people still use it. Marble is timeless.

Plus, you can cut the tiles into whatever shape you like. You can create something really unique.

Glass Flooring

Budget: $$$

Maintenance: This is for someone who wants an expensive looking floor without the upkeep.

It’s glass. You just clean it the way you would your bathroom mirrors.

If you have messy kids this could be a great option. You won’t need to stress out over cleaning every little spill right away.

Though, be careful. Glass is, of course, slippery. Make sure to get a textured finish.

Style: You can get a fun, colorful floor perfect for a preppy Myrtle Beach home. A bold glass tile pattern can add a lot of character to a bathroom.

Has this guide helped your narrow down your bathroom flooring options?

Let us know in the comments!

Looking to redo your bathroom floors?

Check out all the options we have available. We can give you a free estimate.

At The Wholesale Flooring Company, we serve the entire Grand Strand with passion and dependability.

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