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Choosing Your Bathroom Flooring

Choosing Your Bathroom Flooring
Since your flooring is an important component of your bathroom remodel in the greater Seattlearea, it is important to carefully consider the many factors that go into making a decision. Cost, longevity and aesthetic are all important factors to consider when choosing your flooring. Most homeowners want bathroom flooring that is both tasteful and aesthetically pleasing yet practical and durable— and also cost-effective and water-resistant.


While in the higher price range, traditional tile is the most often thought of choice since it adds a luxurious feel to your bathroom and will last a long time. While cost may be a deterrent for some, many steer away from tile due to the fear of high maintenance grout; however, the superior fusion grout products on the market today have built in sealants to prevent mold and mildew from building up. An added bonus is that the grout actually provides extra grip and can improve the safety of your bathroom. Just be sure to specify a tile that is rated for flooring as not all tile is created equal. Avoid glass and wall tile on the floor as it is likely to crack under weight.

Wood Alternatives

If you like the look of wood but prefer not to risk real wood warping under wet conditions and the hassle of keeping it sealed, luxury vinyl wood plank may be a good choice due to its tendency to withstand regular wear and tear and repel moisture.

Contemporary Bathroom by Dalton Carpet & Flooring Shaw Floors
Another popular option available is installing traditional tile that is made to look like wood. Long, narrow tiles stamped with wood grain give the aesthetic of wood without the need to seal.

Transitional Bathroom by Philadelphia Kitchen & Bath Remodelers dRemodeling
Luxury Vinyl Tile

Similar to vinyl plank, another great cost effective option is luxury vinyl tiles. With the look of real tile, you have a warmer product under foot that is very low maintenance and easy to clean.

Modern Kitchen by St Louis Kitchen & Bath Designers NEXT Project Studio
Stone Tile

If you want to boost the luxe factor of your bathroom, natural stone tiles add elegance to any bathroom. The stone will need to be sealed to prevent staining but the effect is a striking.

Contemporary Bathroom
Still unsure which bahtroom flooring option is best for you? No problem. Our experienced bathroom designers will work with your space and your budget to create the bath of your dreams. Simply call our showroom in Bellevue to schedule an in-home consultation.

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