A lot of homeowners treat their room’s flooring as an afterthought. However, they should pay more attention to it, especially during a bathroom remodeling project. LuxStone™ of Colorado, one of the state’s top bathtub replacement contractors, elaborates on the reason below.
Moisture – Your bathroom’s flooring needs to be durable enough because of moisture. Water from faucets, tubs and showers, can seep into your tile floor, potentially causing rot in the ceiling beneath.
Slippery Floors – There’s also the issue of slips. Certain types of flooring, when wet, can become especially slippery. As such, you need to do your research before choosing a tile for your bathroom.
Options Available to You
Before we go through the pros and cons of different floor tiles, you should remember that wooden floors are a bad choice for bathrooms. This may seem like a no-brainer, but manufacturers have been producing engineered wood, which can resist moisture better than the ordinary variety. Still, no matter how well the wood is protected, it will eventually suffer moisture damage.
Natural Stone – Marble, granite and limestone are extremely durable, stylish and waterproof, not to mention they can increase the resale value of your house significantly. Due to the cost of natural stone tiles, however, we recommend only hiring bathroom remodeling contractors to ensure you make the most of your investment.
Porcelain Tiles – Porcelain tiles are the go-to choice for homeowners. This material is waterproof, aesthetically pleasing, cost-effective and easy-to-clean. However, porcelain tiles can be slippery so we suggest using smaller tiles with wider grout lines for added friction.
Sheet Vinyl Flooring – If you have kids, we recommend installing sheet vinyl flooring. Kids love to splash around in the bathroom, so you’ll need waterproof flooring, which this option will provide.
HomePride is one of the state’s most experienced bathtub installation contractors. With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, we are confident we have what it takes to take care of your needs. To get a quote, call us at (303) 928-6696 or leave us a message here. Talk to us today!