Bathroom Flooring: Know Your Options
Bathrooms can be one of the most difficult spaces in the home to remodel, as opposed to North Phoenix kitchen remodeling or patio remodeling. They are typically small, oddly shaped, and have specific needs due to the constant high moisture. Fortunately, there are many choices available these days! The North Phoenix home remodeling experts at Valcon General have put together a list with a wide variety of bathroom remodeling floor options, to help broaden your remodeling plans and realize what is available to you.
There are endless options with tile available for every North Phoenix bathroom remodeling project. Between a wide variety of sizes, shapes, textures, and colors, tiles can also be placed in any design or mural you could possibly imagine. The entire bathroom can be made out of tile, or it can be highlighted in just one area.
The beauty of tile is found in its versatility. By using larger tiles on a small bathroom floor, you can create the illusion of space. Smaller tiles tend to have a cluttered and claustrophobic effect, making a tight bathroom space appear even smaller. Another plus side of using larger tiles is that less grout will be used, making things appear more seamless and overall taking less of a toll on your remodeling budget.
Consider changing the tile pattern from the typical and make it different. Speak with your contractor or play around with different patterns to find what works for you and your bathroom space. Diagonal patterns can convey motion and fluidity, while unique patterns such as spirals lend a unique flair. Consider mixing large and small tiles together. Do not be afraid to experiment and be creative!
CERAMIC OR PORCELAIN
Ceramic and porcelain tile are classic, timeless options for a bathroom floor. They are much cheaper than natural stone, but can still mimic the elegant look of stones such as marble. This is perfect for a homeowner on a tighter budget. Available in a wide range of colors and finishes, ceramic and porcelain tile should always at least be considered, as you may be surprised at how it looks in your bathroom space.
While graphic tiles are not for everyone, the more artistically-inclined homeowner may find the exact feel they are looking for in the wide variety of unique patterns available. Remember to not go overboard, especially for small bathrooms, as it can end up feeling overwhelming and claustrophobic, rather than the exciting feel you hoped to create. One of the best parts about graphic, patterned tiles is the ability to choose bold colors or more neutral shades. The choice is entirely up to you, and if creativity or expression is your strong point, graphic tiles may be the perfect selection for you.
Consider choosing a bold or bright color for your remodeled bathroom floor. While the idea may sound risky, remember that bold colors create a focal point around which the rest of the bathroom can be designed. They can also draw the eye away from the cramped parts of the bathroom and give the illusion of a space bigger than reality.
Remember that only one aspect of the bathroom should be boldly colored (such as the floor, or one wall) while the rest should be designed with a more neutral palette. This will create an overall adhesive look and increase the effectiveness of the bold color.
If your bathroom space is especially cramped, consider extending the tile floor into the shower area. By that, we mean doing away with a traditional shower and bathtub area and install a simple glass separator or curbless shower instead. Then, by extending the tile floor right into the shower area, you will give the illusion of a bigger space, plus promote a cohesive look and promote good shower drainage as well.
LUXURY VINYL PLANK
If you love the look of hardwood but know that water and wood just do not mix well, then luxury vinyl plank is a fantastic option for you. It is available in a vast selection of sizes and shapes, and ranges from cheap to very expensive. With luxury vinyl plank, it is important to know that you get what you pay for, so it may not be worth it for you to cut expenses and buy the cheapest of the cheap. You will end up replacing it far sooner than you would with the more expensive variety, and end up putting in a larger financial investment than you would like.
The plus side with luxury vinyl plank is that for DIY-ers, it is very simple. From something as simple as peel-and-stick, to an easy click-and-lock version, if you install it yourself you will be able to save quite a bit of money in your bathroom floor remodel.
Natural stone is very popular for so many reasons. Because of its natural variation, every stone is unique and adds a beautiful touch to any bathroom floor. Pricing ranges from very expensive (such as marble) to more affordable (such as slate), depending on the type of stone you choose. If natural stone is the way you want to go for your bathroom floor remodel, consult with your contractor to determine which stone options are within your budget.
Sometimes homeowners really want the look of a wood floor, but are strongly opposed to the feel of vinyl. If this is you, laminate flooring is a fantastic choice. It is specifically created to be water-repellent, which is perfect for areas with constant moisture, such as your bathroom. Laminate has a bit of a spongy feel, making it easier on the feet, and is offered in a variety of color, texture, size, and pattern options. Keep an open mind and consider giving it try. Speak with your contractor and ask for a few sample pieces to bring home and lay on your bathroom floor to see how it looks, or ask them for a graphic design so you can get an idea for how the finished product might appear.
As shown, there are quite a few choices for any homeowner planning to renovate their bathroom floor. From tile, to vinyl, to laminate, the design options are endless as far as size, texture, pattern, and color. You have the opportunity to flex your creative muscle, or to choose a simple, classic look. Whatever you decide, your finished bathroom will reflect you and your personal style, and it will be worth all the hard work and time spent planning.
At Valcon General, our contractors are highly skilled in designing custom bathrooms. Our qualified design experts will be able to answer your questions regarding different types of flooring available, and will not rest until you are fully satisfied with the final product. To find out more about our bathroom floor remodeling services, contact Valcon General today!
Perry Villarreal – Valcon General
18631 N. 19th AvenueSuite 158, #441
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Posted: February 28, 2020