Best Bathroom Flooring

By Robert Robillard on Remodeling

3 of the Best Types of Flooring for the Bathroom

Most of us think that we have limited choice when it comes to bathroom flooring. We can choose between stone, vinyl, or wood. Well, I’m happy to report that we have a lot more choice than that. There are so many different types of materials on the market today that are waterproof and look great, making them perfect for a bathroom environment. What’s nicer than stepping out of that relaxing steam shower onto beautiful flooring?

Best Bathroom FlooringStone Flooring

There is no doubt that stone lends a luxurious look and feel to any size of bathroom. It’s natural, beautiful, and will last forever with proper care. Despite appearances, marble is actually very soft to walk on making it super comfortable for bare feet. Worried about how cold stone might feel during the cooler months? Don’t be. Stone flooring will absorb the heat in a room. But, if you want an even warmer feel underfoot, then consider installing floor heating. The wires run under the tiles and radiate warmth up through the floor into the rest of the bathroom.

Best Bathroom FlooringVinyl Flooring

For years, vinyl was the first choice of flooring for renovators. It’s easy to understand why. First, vinyl is waterproof. Second, you don’t need to worry about fixing cracked tiles or cleaning grimy grout. In a typical bathroom setting, vinyl really can last a lifetime. There seemed to be only one problem with vinyl – it wasn’t very stylish. Fast forward to today. Vinyl is a hot, bathroom flooring trend once again. This time, though, manufacturers have gone upscale with elegant designs, custom patterns, and natural colors. Vinyl can be as high in quality as stone flooring.

Best Bathroom FlooringWood Flooring

Yes, you read that right. Wood is an excellent, and very luxurious, choice for bathroom flooring. I know, that statement goes against everything we’ve ever heard about wood. Steam and water are not wood’s friends. Then, why would anyone ever want to put wood flooring in a bathroom? Wood is beautiful to the eye and warm to the feet. As for the water issues, wood flooring has come a long way in the last decade. Natural wood can now be coated or engineered to withstand the amount of water and steam that bathrooms produce. If you’re considering new flooring for the bathroom, don’t pass up an opportunity to learn more about wood.

What’s your favorite type of flooring for the bathroom?



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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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