Whatever style of home you have, you’ll have at least one bathroom and possibly a cloakroom and ensuite too. While you don’t spend a lot of time in these rooms compared to living areas, it’s still important to get your bathroom flooring advice from the right source.
Different Types of Flooring for your Bathroom
You’ll be looking for nonslip durability and easy cleaning, as well as a look that’s stylish and welcoming to guests and visitors. LVT floor is an ideal option with a wide range of colours and designs. If you want to create a more individual look why not consider porcelain, ceramic, stone or wood effect floor tiles? You’ll find plenty of choice to suit all styles of bathroom décor.
If you live in a period property, or are undertaking a restoration, a black and white checker board pattern will really set off a roll top bath and high level cistern WC.
In a modern property, a small apartment or a cloakroom, keeping to one colour across the floor will make the room seem bigger. Pick a neutral colour: cream, stone, grey or oatmeal for maximum effect. You could include one row of tiles in a toning colour. Or just an occasional tile in a stand out colour to add some variety. Having a window blind, or towels, in that shade will pull the whole scheme together.
In a larger bathroom, you could opt for a strong, geometric pattern or bold. Also encaustic style patterned tiles which are becoming increasingly popular.
Retro is another key current interior design trend and with this look you can certainly let your imagination run wild. White baths have become the ‘norm’ in recent years but if you have a coloured bath, embrace the retro trend by choosing some highly patterned floor tiles which match – or maybe even clash! – with the bath. Add a few mismatched, vintage accessories and you’ll have the most individual bathroom in town.
Whatever style of floor tile you like, you’ll need to check out its suitability for use in the moist atmosphere of the bathroom. Also, whether you’re installing tiles in a new or existing area, preparation of the floor underneath is key. You don’t want the straight lines of your plain tiles or geometric pattern veering off course and spoiling the effect.
Yes, there’s plenty of choice and advice available to help you create your ideal bathroom, cloakroom or ensuite floor. Add a little bit of your own creative flair and you’ll have people queuing – for all the right reasons!