Top 5 Types of Flooring to Install In a Bathroom

A remodeled bathroom can seem like an entirely new room, with added beauty, comfort, luxury and functionality. What should you put on the floor?

In this Complete Home Remodeling Guide we will list the 5 most popular flooring options for bathrooms.

Vinyl Flooring:

You will find that most vinyl flooring is affordable, water-resistant, cleans easily and comes in hundreds of designs. It’s not necessarily luxurious, but it is highly functional and easy to install by flooring contractors and home owners alike. Since it is petty inexpensive, if you want to tear it out and upgrade in a few years, it’s not a big deal.

Ceramic Tile:

This is timeless bathroom flooring. Tile comes in a vast array of sizes, shapes, colors and textures. It is very durable and functional, is easy to clean and stands up to water very well. Just make sure you choose tile suited for bathrooms. It should have a slip-resistant finish even if you plan to cover some of it with area rugs.

Laminate Flooring:

If you love wood, laminate flooring is a great choice since wood and water don’t go so well together. Laminate resists water much better than wood. It is durable and easy to clean. Laminate is made to simulate a variety of hardwoods including oak, cherry and maple. It’s made from a wood particle base and is covered with a photograph of real wood.


One expensive option is stone, but it is a wonderful bathroom flooring choice. Stone offers natural beauty along with all the other features you want in a bathroom floor. Water won’t harm it and it is easy to clean. Make sure the stone is textured to be more slip-resistant. Stone can be a bit cold. If it’s in the budget, consider using in-floor heating beneath for a really cozy bathroom.

Engineered Wood:

This flooring product isn’t as well-known as some of the others, but it works quite well in bathrooms. It’s made from a plywood base with a top layer of real wood. It holds up to moisture better than solid wood and is very durable. If you’ve got to have real wood – and wood can be gorgeous in a bathroom – then engineered wood is the right choice.

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