Unique Bathroom Flooring Ideas
By Heidi Green
, last updated August 11, 2011
If you are in the process of either designing or redesigning your bathroom, you could probably use some unique bathroom flooring ideas. One of the most fun (and necessary) steps in the bathroom design process is deciding what type of flooring to go with. The flooring that you end up using will go a long way to defining the room and creating a mood. Because there are so many options when it comes to flooring, there are many ways you can go as far as the overall decor is concerned. You can be funky and fun or traditional and clean, you can foster a calm and meditative environment or a modern and artistic one, it is all up to you. One thing to keep in mind as you try and decide on bathroom flooring is what the term actually encompasses. On the one hand, flooring is the actual material you use: everything from limestone tile to stone is popular. On the other hand, flooring also refers to the coverings you use on the floor itself. Any addition of carpeting or other material is an addition to the flooring. Read on to learn about some more popular flooring choices, and maybe get some inspiration to start today!
Your Imagination Is the Only Limit!
When it comes to trying to decide on the best option for flooring, the process can be a little overwhelming, but if you narrow down what your tastes and preferences are, choosing the perfect bathroom flooring can be a fun and easy task. One of the most popular bathroom flooring options is, of course, tile. It's no wonder that tile is so popular; the material responds well to moisture, and the look that it fosters creates a feeling of cleanliness and traditional charm. Because tile is so versatile and comes in so many varieties, however, you may be lost when you begin to think of where you should begin. Have you considered a "Vintage" style tile bathroom floor? Characterized by small pieces of ceramic tile, laid in repeating and aesthetically pleasing patterns, the vintage style bathroom floor is a sure bet if you are stuck for ideas. Patterns are usually pre-made, and run the gamut from a classic checkerboard pattern to more intricate and colorful repeating patterns. Whichever tile pattern you choose, though, you can be sure that this flooring option will look great and clean up well for years and years to come.
For a woodsy and rustic look, you may want to consider adding oak plank floors to your bathroom. You may be wondering how wood flooring will stand up to the constant moisture and humid environment of the bathroom. If you take the proper precautions and treat the wood, you should have no problems with it. The wood flooring will create an extremely intimate feeling in your bathroom as well, with the rustic charm working well to underscore and enhance any other woodsy accents that you place throughout the bathroom. Wood also works well as a background for plush bathroom carpets, the perfect thing for your feet after stepping out of a long and luxurious bath!