Trends and Styles for Bathroom Floors 2014
Whether you like the natural look of stone or wood, or the sleek classic look of tile, here are a few trends going on in flooring to keep in mind when remodeling your bathroom.
Ceramic Tile Flooring: Durable and easy to clean, tile is a practical flooring choice for the bathroom. Ceramic tile comes in a wide range of sizes, shapes and styles, some of which mimic the look of natural stone or even wood. Textured designs help prevent slippage. Image courtesy of Mohawk Ceramic
Porcelain Tile Flooring: Porcelain tile is fired at higher temperatures than ceramic, making it more durable and less porous. Today’s homeowners are opting for larger floor tile —12×12 or 18×18 inches — to reduce grout lines.
Stone Tiles: Usually made from travertine, limestone, marble, granite or slate, natural stone lends a high-end look to a bathroom. This type of tile is the most expensive, but it lasts a lifetime.Photo Courtesy of Collaborative Design Architects
Elaborate Tile Designs; Many designers are thinking beyond basic square tile when installing bathroom floors, incorporating unusual shapes and small mosaic tiles. Here, a mix of marble, limestone, and onyx mosaics produces a one-of-a-kind tile floor.
Heated Tile Floors: Tile floors can be hard and cold underfoot, but radiant floor heating systems provide a solution. These systems can be installed under tile — as well as hardwood and other popular flooring surfaces — to create a warm surface to step on after a hot shower or bath.
Vinyl Flooring: A budget-friendly bathroom flooring option, vinyl is durable, low maintenance and soft underfoot. Vinyl tiles can mimic the look of ceramic, porcelain, stone or hardwood, and they’re warmer to the touch than traditional tiles. Image Courtesy of Congoleum Corporation
Linoleum Flooring: Linoleum flooring is making a comeback as a new generation discovers its benefits. An all-natural alternative to vinyl, this surface is extremely durable and comes in a wide variety of colors, from quiet neutrals to vibrant hues.
Laminate Flooring: Laminate floors combine the look of hardwood with a stain- and moisture-resistant surface, making them a great choice for the bathroom. This strong flooring material withstands traffic and looks great for years.
Carpet Tiles: While wall-to-wall carpet is not practical in the bathroom, carpet tiles can add warmth and softness to a bathroom floor. If the carpet gets wet, the squares can easily be pulled up to dry. Image courtesy of FLOR
No matter what type of flooring design you choose you will find all types of tile and flooring options at Plumbtile.com