We spend a lot of time in our bathrooms, whether that’s getting ready for work or unwinding with a relaxing bath after a long day.
So it stands to reason that you want your bathroom to look and feel good.
That being said, you also need it to be well suited to your daily routine and with so much moisture around, you also need to make sure your decor is durable.
This is particularly true for your flooring, which will see a lot of foot traffic and moisture over the years.
So if you’re considering giving your bathroom a refurb this year, why not choose from one of these six stylish but strong bathroom flooring ideas.
1. Consider matte floor tiles
Gone are the days where bathrooms were covered in block-colour, glossy floor tiles without much thought for the other options available.
Nowadays, flooring tiles come in a huge range of colours, styles and even shapes!
So if you're looking to create a serene and understatedly beautifully bathroom, then why not opt for more mellow matte floor tiles instead?
And not only do they look great, but they're also durable and offer better grip than some of the glossy alternatives.
2. Go vinyl
Choosing vinyl flooring has so many benefits, this is because it is:
- Easy to install
- It comes in a range of styles
This makes it so much easier and more affordable to find a style that suits the decor of your bathroom.
Whether you're looking for a stone or wood effect, something rustic or something modern, or you want something sleek and standout; you're sure to find a vinyl floor that will suit your style and budget.
3. Get rustic with wood
Now, it is often thought that wooden floors and bathrooms don’t mix. After all, wood is porous and would only soak up the moisture.
However, it is possible to get wooden flooring that is made from engineered wood rather than solid floorboards. Because this is made with layers to create a stronger surface, it is less prone to warping or water damage.
That being said, the aftercare is a little more rigorous and you might need a good bathmat just to be safe.
But if it’s truly a wooden floor you want in your bathroom, just know anything is possible.
4. Be more conscious with lino
First, it’s important to establish the difference between vinyl and lino flooring.
Though these can look very similar at times, real lino (short for linoleum) is actually made up from natural and sustainable materials rather than synthetics like vinyl.
So if you’re looking for stylish flooring that is also better for the planet, then lino is definitely for you!
Again, you can choose from a range of different colours and effects inducing marble, stone, wood and checkerboard.
And lino is arguably even more durable than vinyl. This is why it became such a popular option for bathroom floors in the Victorian era.
5. Don’t underestimate the power of a bath mat
A bath mat can be a practical and stylish addition to your bathroom. And if you can’t afford to redo your whole floor, this can be a much cheaper way to spruce up your room.
However, we’re not just talking about your run of the mill bathmats you can get for a fiver at your local supermarket. Oh no!
Instead, consider bigger rugs that are made up of cotton or bamboo and cover a larger area in your bathroom.
Or, if you do want to opt for something smaller, a patterned or slogan bathmat can be the perfect finishing touch to your bathroom style.
6. Get cosy with underfloor heating
The final idea on our list doesn’t so much have to change the look of your bathroom but can transform the entire feel of it.
If you’ve got the budget, why not consider getting underfloor heating installed in your bathroom.
A warm floor can banish the shock of cold tiles on your feet in the morning and can really create a relaxing, almost spa-like feel to your room.
Not to mention that once your heating is in, it can actually be more cost and energy-efficient than older heating methods.