Best Bathroom Floor
Several “The Decorating Diva” readers have emailed me with the same question: “What’s the best bath room flooring?” The answer is varied depending on who you talk to, but in my experience I’ve found that the best flooring for bath rooms is hands down ceramic tile or a sealed natural stone like marble.
Carpet is a major no-no material for bath room floors. Amazingly, I’ve seen carpet in several bathrooms and I can’t help but ask “Why” and “What were they thinking?”. Bathrooms are rooms that tend to be moist if not down right wet and when carpet gets wet and doesn’t dry thoroughly mold appears and that simply is a health hazard that no homeowner should be saddled with. So carpet in the bathroom is a no-no. Small bath rugs are okay since they are removable and washable – and that should be the only type of “carpet” material in your bath room.
I am not a fan of vinyl or acrylic tiles in the bathroom because if they are not sealed super tight and water seepage occurs the vinyl will bubble and peel back. In the worst case scenario you may also be faced with mold development under the vinyl that has been exposed to water on a continuous basis.
Wood can be used in the bathroom ONLY if the wood floors receive an after install finish that literally seals every crack or seam in the wood. If this seal isn’t used your wood floors will suffer damage and you will be faced with wood rot which can lead to a weakened floor structure.
The Decorating Diva is a luxury home design magazine and lifestyle journal dedicated to the concept of living a stylish and comfortably elegant life at home – joyfully surrounded by the beautiful things you love. Join, Carmen, The Decorating Diva’s founder, as she blogs about sophisticated, smart, stylish and beautiful decor for your home and shares her decorating and style advice with you. Follow her and several of our wonderful contributors on inspirational design trips as they explore enchanted lands both far and near – returning with a delightful treasure trove of design finds for your home.