3 Features to Look for When Choosing Bathroom Flooring

Published: December 1, 2017

Bathroom floors are prone to standing water, slippery surfaces, and mildew. When updating floors in your bathroom, it’s important to consider function as well as looks. Here are a few features to look for before selecting bathroom flooring.

Bathroom flooring features

1. Bathroom Flooring with Waterproof Attributes

Water in the bathroom is inevitable. However, H2O isn’t always a good thing when it comes to your floors. Certain floors (especially solid hardwood) get standing water on the surface, they can warp and lose color easily if you don’t act fast to clean it up. For bathrooms, you’re much better off with waterproof ceramic and porcelain tiles or water-resistant vinyl. Wood look vinyl plank or traditional vinyl tile make excellent choices in a wet environment, increasing the overall longevity of your bathroom flooring.

2. Make a Wet Area Safer with a Slip-Resistant Feature

Your bathroom floors will get wet, so it’s important to minimize slips and falls as much as possible. Consider flooring with an inherent slip-resistant feature, such as Empire Today’s vinyl tile “Options”.  Most hard surfaces are naturally slippery, especially when wet. Slip resistance can help make your bathroom flooring safer, so you can step out the shower with more confidence.

3. Avoid Messy Cleaning and Health Hazards with Mildew Resistance

Wet environments are an ideal environment for mildew to grow and bathrooms are no exception. Skin irritation, allergies, and asthma are no joke. Installing mildew resistant flooring helps protect your floors against unwanted fungus, helping prevent you from suffering its effects.

BONUS: The Easier the Cleaning, the Better the Bathroom

Our top three product categories for bathroom flooring include tile, luxury vinyl plank, and luxury vinyl tile. Each has excellent moisture, slip, and mildew resistance, and are easier to clean. There’s nothing better than a simple mop-up without having to worry about oversaturation or using harsh chemicals. And nothing beats the peace of mind you experience with a clean bathroom.

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