Your Guide to Choosing the Best Flooring for Your Bathroom

Your Guide to Choosing the Best Flooring for Your Bathroom

Choosing the right type of flooring for your bathroom is essential, as it is one of the dampest places in your home. Bathrooms generate a lot of steam, so you have to consider this when you are planning your bathroom?s flooring. Obviously, flooring such as solid wood, laminate, or carpets are not good options, as they are easily affected by damp. Wood, for one, can become warped or swollen because of water splashes, and the layers of the laminate floor can also become separated.

So with this in mind, what is the best type of floor for your bathroom? Below are a few options:


Stone floors have always been a classic choice when it comes to bathrooms, and today, you can also benefit from stone flooring that is easier on the budget. Stone is a good choice because it is not only waterproof, but also stylish, elegant, and durable. Granite and limestone are popular choices and come in different shades and colours. You just have to keep in mind that most stone tiles are also porous, so they need to be properly sealed.

Ceramic or porcelain

Another option for bathroom flooring is ceramic or porcelain. These materials are quite similar to stone when it comes to their appearance and feel, but the difference is that they do not come with any imperfections that are inherent with stone. Ceramic or porcelain are known for being ultra-hygienic and easy to clean, and are also durable and long-lasting. Additionally, ceramic or porcelain flooring can be used for an under-floor heating system and can also be used on your bathroom?s walls.

Engineered wood

If you like the look and feel of wood but know that'solid wood is not a good option for bathrooms, then you can opt for engineered wood floors, which are designed to have a top or surface layer made from hard wood. This flooring can also be used for an under-floor heating system, but you have to check this with the installer first.

Rubber and vinyl

Rubber tiles are also quite popular as they are soft, waterproof, and non-slip, whilst vinyl flooring, which comes in tiles or sheets, is also waterproof and hygienic as well.

Whatever you choose for your bathroom flooring, it is important to think carefully about your needs and budget. And if you are looking to have a steam shower unit installed, you?ll be happy to know that the floors mentioned above are all suitable for the units we have available.