Types of Flooring
Flooring material matter. Depending on your budget and what feel you are aiming for in this bathroom space will help you determine which type of flooring to install for your remodel. From natural stone like marble, the material can drive up costs if you are looking to incorporate luxury materials. Of course, costs will also depend on the square footage. If you have a tight budget, but are still looking to elevate design, vinyl might be a more fitting option. Here are the best types of bathroom flooring options.
Porcelain Tile Flooring
Porcelain is one of the most popular types of flooring used in bathroom remodels and for good reason. It is solid waterproof, durable, and versatile. Floors made of porcelain can mimic almost any natural stone without costing as much as the real thing. If space is limited, a brighter design such as white marble look-alike flooring will make it seem larger as the light flows through and fills the room. Porcelain flooring tiles can also show off design with fun patterns and colors to make your bathroom pop. Or if you are into a moody design, porcelain tiles can also copy the color and style of natural dark stone. This flooring is one of the most used and provides so many different styling options.
Natural Stone Tile Flooring
Floors made of natural stone is on the luxurious side of flooring options but is also a very popular option. Natural stone is beautiful, and every piece is unique since it is not manmade. There is a great variety of colors, textures, and tones. If you have the money to splurge on a gorgeous one-of-a-kind design, we suggest this option as it will elevate your bathroom and take it to the next level. Popular stone options include marble, travertine or granite. However, one of our absolute favorites is a bright white marble flooring, as it tends to bring out the features in your bathroom such as a colorful tub or backsplash.
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl flooring in bathroom remodels make the list because it is budget-friendly, durable, and low maintenance. The feel of the material is also warmer and softer under the feet compared to natural stone, which can be hard and cold. Vinyl flooring like porcelain, can imitate the look of natural materials such as stone or hardwood. This is a great example of a bathroom remodel in Rancho Santa Margarita that includes luxury vinyl flooring that looks like natural hardwood plank flooring.
Pro tip: Hiring a design and build professional to remodel your bathroom will ensure the design and craftsmanship of your flooring is up to par!
Floors that are heated in bathroom remodels is probably one of the best decisions you can make. Heated floors are a great option for many including the elderly and those who get cold easily. If an option like this can keep you comfortable in your own home, then why not? It is safe and although the flooring may cost a bit more upfront, if you are planning on making this your forever home, this is a universal design that is totally worth it. The energy savings and comfort will be satisfying. And choosing to go with a material like porcelain flooring, will also be versatile in design.
Every little detail has purpose and now that you have an idea of what bathroom flooring material you are leaning towards, another important element to consider is style. Your flooring should bring you joy and make you feel welcomed into that private space. First impressions are impactful, and a beautiful flooring pattern will do the trick in transforming your space!
Herringbone flooring is one of the most popular and trending flooring designs to date! This pattern is not your classic straight pattern, as it adds dimension and character to a design. Flooring in Herringbone style is beautiful. However, it may not suite small spaces since the staggered lines can make the space appear smaller than it is. Each block is snugged next to the other, limiting movement. Aside from that, a large space or bright colored tiles adds a trendy look to your bathroom!
A geometric flooring style in your bathroom remodel is a great way to add some fun in the design. Shapes like this hexagon pattern is an easy way to add modern design in your space. The straight-edged lines show off a pattern that gives character without overdoing it. Geometric flooring also adds visual depth that pulls in your attention to the trendy detail. It can also balance your space with pattern without being too distracting. Geometric shapes can complement or contrast other features in your bathroom such as shower tiles or your backsplash for a timeless design.
Straight Pattern Flooring
The most common flooring is straight pattern where the materials are laid from wall to wall, side by side to create a classic and seamless design. This design is simple, but it is popular because it is also effective. This style will match just about any bathroom space no matter how large or small without making it appear busy or cluttered. Straight patterned flooring can also be used in bathrooms with traditional, transitional, or even modern design.
Chevron Pattern Flooring
Chevron flooring is like herringbone but has its own different details that also make this a popular and functional flooring design. The pieces are cut at an angle and form a straight line where each piece’s end meets the other. Chevron flooring adds a luxurious design with its distinctive lines and creates visual interest. It also provides a flow of movement through the arrow-like shapes where the tiles or boards meet.
Now that you have immersed yourself in the many options of flooring types and styles, it is time to decide on what suites your visual wants and needs best. There are an endless number of options to choose from when remodeling your bathroom.
When you are ready to remodel, give us a call at (949) 861-3400 and we will schedule a complementary design consultation with one of our professional designers, so they can help guide you through this exciting process!