Bathrooms are perhaps the smallest spaces in your room, and despite this fact, it can be tricky to select flooring for. It is important to select the correct flooring material. Not only it needs to accommodate for a lot of foot traffic; but also, it needs to be slip resistant, waterproof and easy to maintain. Additionally, it must be compatible with your under-floor heating system.
The new trend for bathroom floorings is laminate and luxury vinyl. These floorings come with a wide range of size, width, colour and finish. Here we provide you with some factors that you should consider prior to finalising your selection.
Vinyl is generally the preferable option. It is slip resistant and easy to maintain. Vinyl flooring is also compatible with under-floor heating systems. They are a great substitution for tile with the additional benefit of eliminating the cold feet experience. Vinyl flooring offers a wider range of finish and design selection. It can offer a touch of hardwood look, or portrayal of tiles and marble to give a bold statement to your bathroom.
On the other hand, the laminate floorings mostly come in wood finishes; but nonetheless, you can opt for a water resistant yet timber looking finish with us. We are talking about bathrooms here, so water spills and splashes are expected. Vinyl is preferred choice before laminate, since it easier to manage in case of a spill.
When it comes to the installation of both vinyl and laminate floorings are very similar. As long as the sub-flooring is perfectly levelled either installation is very straight forward. However, since the installation is via floating systems, underlays are necessary.
Final Decision for Your Bathroom Floor
It is up your personal preferences to decide what material you should be selecting for your bathrooms.
Laminates are environmentally friendly due to their composition of being made out of recycled wood pulps. Laminate floorings are water-resistant and suitable for bathrooms.
Luxury vinyl floorings are waterproof and they are therefore preferable for wet areas. Although laminate flooring need to extra care, such as mopping any spills immediately before it causes any damages. Luxury vinyl floorboards might not have the green credentials like laminate. This is due to their PVC-based which in turn gives a long-term durability and longer warranty.
Whichever option you choose, you can be sure that it will provide your family a stylish floor and long-lasting bathroom floor.