Each room in your home has slightly different flooring needs, and at Floor Coverings International Houston Heights our team is dedicated to helping you find the right floors for each project. Today, we’re here to discuss bathroom flooring and some of the best materials to suit the space. Read on to find out more about our top choices and what they have to offer!
Key Factors to Consider
One of the most obvious things that set a bathroom apart from the other rooms in your home is the presence of water. From washing hands to showering, and heaven forbid the occasional leak, your floors will need to be resistant to water, which can cause irreparable damage to materials such as hardwood. Your bathroom may also be one of the most frequented rooms in your home, and the material you choose will need to stand up to the increased wear and tear that other rooms don’t see.
Materials We Love
Keeping these considerations in mind, let’s take a look at some of our favorite flooring choices for your bathroom:
Ceramic Tile – Ceramic tile is one of the few flooring materials that can be used anywhere in your bathroom. It comes in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, and can also be installed as a backsplash or shower wall. From straightforward subway to herringbone chic, you also have a variety of installation patterns to choose from, along with your pick of grout to enhance your design.
Porcelain Tile – Porcelain tile is actually a subset of ceramic: both types of tile are made from clay that is glazed and fired in a kiln. The clay that makes porcelain is much finer and produces a tile that is impervious to water and provides superior durability. Porcelain tile is also a great choice for specialty flooring, such as wood-look or large format tiles, which will last decades in your bathroom.
Luxury Vinyl Tile – Luxury vinyl tile is a high performing, 100% vinyl tile that is made to imitate the look and feel of natural stone. It’s also one of the most cost-effective choices, and homeowners love its ease of maintenance and great looks. Just be aware that while it can be installed with a non-porous grout, it’s not recommended in showers or as a backsplash.
Natural Stone – If you’re leaning more towards luxury, natural stone such as granite and marble are right up your alley. While they are more costly, they will provide you with stunning design and lasting durability. Just be aware that some types of natural stone require special maintenance and care to keep them looking their best, and will require more attention than ceramic or vinyl.
Next Steps: Contact Us!
When you’re ready to get started on your next bathroom project, give your local experts at Floor Coverings International Houston Heights a call! We’ll bring our mobile showroom with our great selection of flooring materials right to your home or business to help you find the perfect option for your needs!
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