A successful bathroom design needs to include a whole lot more than just a big bathtub or attractive vanities and colourful wall art. Have you taken some time to decide which flooring material to install? No matter how you look at it, bathroom flooring needs to be selected only after a careful consideration of all available options. Take a look at the following pieces of advice to ensure you don’t make any major blunder.
First of all, a bathroom floor needs to have some properties in order for it to be classified as suitable for such a purpose. It must be durable (you don’t want to change floor tiles every couple of years, or after a small piece breaks off after something hard falls on top of it), water resistant and be able to minimize slipping when wet. The last one is really important, as a bathroom floor tends to get wet quite often, much more so than other places in your home. Your kitchen is probably the only other place which comes even close, but it is still rare to see it get as wet as your bathroom floor.
The best choices for those who want to save money on bathroom flooring is to for something like ceramic or porcelain tiles. These tiles, which are really great for any type of indoor and outdoor flooring need, have the basic properties required for a bathroom floor. Furthermore, they are cheap and easy to maintain, and also available in a large range of designs and colours to mix and match your chosen theme
.On the other hand, you may want to avoid some types of flooring like carpets (an absolute no-go if it is the same variety as the one used for bedroom floors), marble tiles Sydney (due to their water-absorbent nature, as well as very weak resistance to chemicals found in soaps and lotions) and even certain special types of flooring that don’t tolerate water, like bamboo or hardwood (provided it is not sealed).You will obviously want something that doesn’t bite into your budget too heavily, but remember to always choose good quality flooring, even if it means having to spend a little more on the tiling itself. When choosing colours, try to go for something that is either very light or one that blends darker textures with white or nearly whitish colours. This ensures you don’t need an excessive amount of artificial lighting during the night time, as well as make sunlight more than enough throughout the daytime.
Finally, remember to choose a good mason to lay down the tiles for you. It doesn’t matter if you pick the best quality tiles if they are not laid down properly!