Your bathroom is so much more than a place where you go to get clean. It’s also a place where you to to relax and rejuvenate. It’s where you take your shower in the morning to prepare yourself for the coming day. It’s where you take a long and leisurely bath after a long, hard day. It’s a place of quiet contemplation and solitude. Yet, because it is a place which we associate with cleanliness and personal care, it can be extremely stressful spending time in a bathroom that looks dirty and lackluster. There’s no place in the bathroom for scuffs, scratches, tears, marks and stains. Yet, those are things we must all endure if we skimp and save on our bathroom waterproof flooring.
If you feel that your bathroom flooring is in need of an upgrade you may balk at the costs and logistics. But the truth is that upgrading your bathroom floor on your own is a far easier and more affordable enterprise than many realize, even if you’re not the most accomplished DIY-er. We’ve teamed up with the experts at Firmfit Flooring to bring you some fresh and fantastic ideas for giving your bathroom floor a makeover…
Do away with carpet
Carpeting has no place in the bathroom. When it comes into constant contact with moisture it’s liable to stain and become discolored. What’s more, it’s liable to become home to all manner of harmful bacteria, moulds and fungi. Yet there are still many, many homes around the world where carpet reigns even in the bathroom. Do away with it and you’ll find your bathroom transformed, lower maintenance and a whole lot more hygienic.
What would you replace your carpet with? Glad you asked!
Try stone-effect vinyl tiles
Stone floor tiles certainly look gorgeous in the bathroom, but they can be cold and uncomfortable underfoot (unless you want to pay through the nose for underfloor heating). The beauty of stone-effect premium waterproof vinyl is that they have a similar look and feel to real stone, and are extremely robust and damage-resistant. Nonetheless, while they may seem identical to the naked eye they provide a much more pleasant underfoot experience as they are softer, warmer and more slip-resistant.
Get all the benefits of wood with none of the caveats
The beauty of vinyl bathroom flooring is that it offers an effect that is identical in look and feel to that of hardwood but with none of the caveats or limitations. Solid hardwood may look and sound grand, but it is not recommended for use in bathrooms, kitchens or other areas where the flooring is likely to come into contact with moisture regularly.
Vinyl plank flooring is specifically engineered to be 100% waterproof and stain resistant, rarely needing more than a quick sweep with a broom to keep it looking brand new.
Get artistic with paint
If you are reluctant to remove your existing bathroom floor tiles yet yearn for change, painting them can lend them a new lease of life. Tile paint is cheap and readily accessible and painting your tiles can be a great interim measure for transforming your bathroom floor temporarily while you figure out what you’d like to do in the long term.
For more information on transformative bathroom flooring check out Firmfit’s website today!