Remodeling your bathroom is one of the easiest ways to refresh your space without spending a lot of money. When it comes to changing the look of your bathroom, tiles are often at the top of the list. Your choice of flooring is based on your personal preference, budget, and current trends. iRemodel Home Renovations has put together a list of the advantages and disadvantages of several flooring options to help you make a decision that is right for your bathroom.
Natural stone makes an excellent companion with water, making it an outstanding choice for your shower. There are many styles of natural stone in a variety of textures to fit every aesthetic.
If you are looking for a natural stone that fits in with a modern setting, then granite is a great choice. It comes in many colors, veining options, and patterns which makes it easy to fit into any style. This stone is sturdy enough to resist most cleaning agents and should also be sealed to prevent damage.
Marble is one of the most commonly used types of natural stone that you will find in bathrooms. White marble is a lovely choice for shower spaces, while grey or black marble creates a unique contrast for the rest of the bathroom. Tiles come in a wide assortment of shapes and sizes, but keep in mind that unsealed stone can stain or rust if it isn’t done properly.
Slate can be found in just about every bathroom all over the country. Its dark and smoky look makes it the perfect way to add a sense of drama to your bathroom. Like all natural stone, sealing will ensure that it can resist damage from water and other chemical agents.
Any bathroom you walk into presumably has porcelain or ceramic tiles. There is not much difference between the two other than the amount of water they absorb. Ceramic is a budget-friendly way to make stylish upgrades when doing your Toronto bathroom renovation and will run you around $3.50 per square foot. Porcelain is chemicals-resistant and scratch-resistant making it a great choice for homes with kids or pets. While their cost is not much more than ceramic, you will need to pay meticulous attention to maintain the grout on an annual basis.
For those looking to upgrade for efficiency over aesthetics, then synthetics are a great way to stay on budget. Pre-fabricated bases made from acrylic or fiberglass is a great way to upgrade a bathroom on a budget. There are not many design options for synthetics and if there is a problem down the road, the whole set will need to be replaced.
There are plenty of other options for your bathroom floors other than the more popular options listed above. Some are:
If you have a spacious bathroom that can accommodate two types of flooring, wood floors can be an outstanding choice. You can get the spa feel you love in the main area of your bathroom with wood while lining your water heavy areas with other forms of resistant tiling.
Concrete may not seem like a bathroom material but many homes have begun implementing this trendy option all over the country. It is a great way to avoid constant upkeep and damage, and you also don’t have to worry about sealing.
If you want to be extremely stylish then glass flooring is another option. This type carries a higher price tag and is not suitable for homes where there are small children or elderly people due to the extreme slipperiness of the glass.
Are You Ready To Upgrade?
When choosing your flooring, it is important to take the space, style, and needs of your home into account. iRemodel Home Renovations is always happy to come out to your location to provide a no-obligation consultation for your bathroom flooring. Give us a call at (416) 825-2542 to set up an appointment.