How important to you is your bathroom? Yes, it is one of the most used rooms in any home, since it’s one of the places everyone uses to start their day and end their night, and all the trips in between. But how much time do you spend there aside from going to the bathroom? The most likely answer is a lot: you’ve had a stressful day, so take a long bath; you didn’t sleep well, so take a long shower; you ate popcorn and a kernel in your teeth is driving you crazy, so spend extra time flossing; and so on. This is the reason that a bathroom remodel tops most homeowner’s improvement to-do lists. When it comes time to tackle your bathroom remodel, keep these best flooring choices in mind.
If your foundation or subfloor is concrete, you don’t technically have to put another type of flooring over it. Stained concrete is an increasingly popular option, and while it lends itself to a somewhat industrial aesthetic, it can also be really beautiful. Remember that it needs to be sealed appropriately for concrete to be waterproof, and this is not a DIY project. Concrete also needs a non-slip additive, especially in bathrooms, for safety.
Natural stone is a stunning flooring choice, offering beauty, waterproof resilience, and a unique look. Natural stone may need to be roughened a bit to prevent it from becoming too slippery in a bathroom remodel. It also is one of the more expensive and maintenance-heavy flooring choices.
Ceramic or Porcelain Tile
Tile is the traditional flooring choice for bathroom remodels for good reasons. It is sturdy, waterproof, durable, and comes in a ton of shapes, sizes, and designs. Tile is so perfect for wet areas that it is even used inside showers. The downsides to tile include being slippery when wet. While roughing the grout can help, it is not a perfect solution. Tile also tends to be cold, although it is an excellent candidate when you intend to install a luxurious in-floor heater.
The bottom line here is that bathrooms are wet places. So, if you want to go with vinyl, it absolutely must be waterproof. Vinyl is a very affordable option that can mimic the look of other high-end material. When you get a waterproof version, you don’t have to worry about the splashes from the tub or sink ruining your investment. Waterproof vinyl comes in planks and tiles, and it is scratch-resistant.
Bathroom Remodeling from Smith & Son’s Contracting
At Smith & Son’s, we have provided the state of Maryland with top-notch workmanship on our restoration and remodeling jobs for over three decades. We have 24/7 availability and exceptional customer service, along with the expertise to complete all of your home remodeling needs. For a great job at an honest price throughout the Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Ellicott City, Severna Park, and Columbia areas, give us a call today at (410) 360-5252 or 1-410-245-5954 for 24/7 home improvement and home remodeling services. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, and check out our blog! We look forward to serving you.