Bathroom flooring needs to serve both form and function equally. Protecting against moisture, warmth underfoot, durability and style are of significant importance when selecting flooring for this room in your home, setting the mood of an entire room.

For these reasons vinyl, linoleum, stone and ceramic tiles are most popular; however, hardwood flooring is increasing in popularity as well – especially in half-baths and powder rooms.

You’ll also want to consider slip-resistant bathroom flooring. Many vinyl and ceramic flooring options come with textured surfaces to make these floors just as safe and beautiful and durable. If you enjoy the look of ceramic tile but worry it will be too slick, consider using smaller tiles. The grout between each tile will provide a non-skid surface.

While porous flooring options such as wood and stone aren’t often used for bathroom flooring, that doesn’t mean you should overlook them completely. Both can be sealed to withstand the humidity and occasional splashes that are common in bathrooms. With regular maintenance and close attention paid to standing water, however, both stone and wood can do the job.

If you have any questions when shopping for bathroom flooring, ask the experts at Floor Coverings International Wheaton & Naperville for a free flooring design consultation.

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