The Guide: Bathroom Flooring

The Guide: Bathroom Flooring

16 August 2017

A bathroom environment is like no other room in the home (well unless you have a cellar), as there is a lot more water present, and this can affect all types of flooring in different ways. It’s important to do your research before going ahead and choosing your bathroom flooring.

Due to the presence of excess water; whether it be from the kids having a bath, dripping as you get out of the shower or just washing your hands in the sink, it is inevitable that the floor is going to get wet over and over again. Here are three things to consider when making your flooring choice:

1. Is it splash-resistant or water-proof?

2. Is it easy to keep clean?

3. Is the flooring safe when it gets wet?


Here is our simple guide to bathroom flooring options available at Tailored Flooring.



 Along with vinyl being one of the most budget friendly flooring options available, it is also water-proof, stain resistant and easy-clean. Choosing a higher quality vinyl will reduce seams where water can easily seep under making it an ideal choice for your bathroom. The choice that comes with vinyl is extensive so there will undoubtedly be a design to suit everyone.


Engineered Wood

 We would definitely advise you not to get hardwood flooring in your bathroom as it doesn’t react well when it comes in contact with large amounts of water and humidity. However engineered wood copes a lot better as it has a top layer of wooden veneer backed onto plywood so it makes it a smarter choice for damp areas. This is a great looking choice for your bathroom, however doesn’t hold up as well as some of the other options on the list, but if you are set on the wooden look go for it. To help maintain the wood water spillages should be mopped up immediately so this is something to consider.


Luxury Vinyl

 A very similar option to vinyl and offers the same benefits but gives an overall higher quality finish. This super durable choice provides a slip and splash resistant flooring that is easily maintained. An added advantage is LV is that it will continue to be practical and stunning for many years. Karndean even offer a lifetime guarantee to all customers, which gives you the peace of mind that your flooring will last.


Karndean Michelangelo; Navarra Chalk


This environmentally friendly flooring option is 100% biodegradable so is the perfect choice if you want to do your bit for the planet. Not only this but it is a great choice for bathrooms as it’s easy to keep clean,  it has antibacterial properties meaning dangerous microbes aren't spread and it’s waterproof which is exactly what your need in your bathroom. This option comes in many colours so it’s a great way to brighten up and add some fun to your room.


We would advise against putting a carpet in your bathroom for hygiene reasons due to prolonged periods of moisture exposure causing potentially harmful bacteria. A bathroom is also a high trafficked area of a home so a durable and easy clean option is essential.


We hope this helped you decide which bathroom flooring option is suitable for you, if you have any questions or would like any more advice feel from to send us an email : or why not just pop in and say ‘Hi’ in our showroom in Clifton, we’d love to see you!

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