Bathroom Flooring Considerations

December 21, 2022

The bathroom may be one of the smallest rooms in the house, but it’s one of the most demanding rooms in the house as well. The bathroom is a place where you want to be surrounded by all the design elements you love but also with practicality. Flooring is a huge component of a practical, well-designed bathroom. So here are some things to consider when choosing bathroom flooring. 



Your Lifestyle

Your lifestyle plays an important role in deciding on a bathroom floor material. Consider who uses the bathroom, how frequently it’s used, and what features it includes. Is the bathroom your go-to room for your morning routine and evening wind down, or is it an extra bathroom for occasional guests to use? Evaluating your lifestyle and the functionality of your bathroom will help you determine the best flooring choice. 


Design Style 

Consider what you want from the baths in your home. Your master bathroom should be a reflection of your style, whether that’s spa-like tranquility or an energetic contemporary look with pops of color. There are traditional, rustic, modern, eccentric, and plenty of other design styles that anyone can use for their master bathroom. For guest bathrooms, try adding a bit of flare and veering away from your go-to design style. Your desired design style will help narrow down the type of bathroom flooring you want. 



Bathroom flooring comes in a wide range of prices, so determine how much you are willing to spend. Stone flooring is by far the most expensive flooring option, and vinyl flooring is usually the most budget-friendly. However, if you’re planning to stay in your home for years to come, you may want to consider investing in more luxurious, lasting floors. If you anticipate selling your home shortly, think about floors that will offer a return on investment. Keep in mind that additional costs like delivery, installation, and necessary materials will contribute to the total cost of your bathroom floors. 



Besides the kitchen, the bathrooms in your home are exposed to the highest amount of moisture. When you step out of the shower or tub or even brush your teeth, water is likely going to splash on your floors. Because that’s the case, you need to have flooring that can withstand a lot of water. Porcelain tile and waterproof vinyl flooring are some of the best flooring options for bathrooms. 


Easy Maintenance

The last thing you want is to have bathroom flooring that requires plenty of maintenance. Instead, you want bathroom flooring that is easy to clean and will last a long time without much effort. Low-maintenance flooring should never need to be refinished and should not show dirt easily. Porcelain tile and waterproof vinyl flooring both have these qualities.


A Maryland Bathroom Remodeling Expert

These are just a few of the things you should consider installing new bathroom flooring. The bathroom remodeling experts at The Bath Doctor can help you choose the best flooring for your bathrooms. From luxurious stone to budget-friendly vinyl flooring, we have flooring options to meet any criteria. Contact us today to get started. 

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