Choosing the right type of flooring for your bathroom can pose a few problems as there are many different floor coverings available, and all have their advantages and disadvantages. When it comes to selecting materials for your bathroom floors, make sure the flooring is water resistant and non-slippery to avoid falls that are quite common due to the high moisture and slippery soaps present in the bathroom. At, Unique Home Building our preferred choices include materials that are stain resistant and easy to clean. However, today, all types of flooring are available in water-resistant types and you may choose one with a little rougher surface for the anti-slip characteristics. Your options range from moisture-resistant hardwood floors to carpets that can be laid down in baths and are resistant to water, mildew and stains.
Today, however, we will focus on ceramic flooring. While we support and instal other flooring options as well, ceramic tile floors are usually better than wood, carpet, or linoleum flooring because they handle water better.
Benefits of Ceramic Flooring
Water Resistance: Most ceramic bathroom floor tiles which you purchase should be resistant to water penetration. This is often able to be achieved by choosing glazed tiles, which have a colored glass surface that rests over the material protecting it from damage.
Unglazed tiles, and quarry tiles, can be protected by sealing them with a commercial water barrier sealing agent. However these will be less resistant and durable, and higher maintenance in a bathroom.
Because ceramic tile is such a hard surface, it is a very practical and durable type of flooring. There are many reasons why you might choose tile over other types of flooring. Glazed ceramic tile is:
- Hygienic and easy to clean
- Won’t stain
- Never needs waxing or sealing
- Never needs refinishing
- Comes in many shapes, styles and colors for every decor
Another great perk is that tile is a fashion forward option for your floors as they come in so many different styles. Today's ceramic and porcelain tiles come in unique shapes, bold colors and natural hues, able to mimic the look of organic materials found in nature like stone and wood.
Worried about how to keep it clean?
Ceramic tile is very easy to clean and requires very little maintenance to keep it in pristine condition. Here are a few tips:
- Keep a mat by the front door to trap dust and dirt
- Sweet, vacuum or dry-mop regularly
- Wipe spills with a damp sponge
- Use water and common household cleaners for mopping
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by: Navae Fiona