By Janet Myers | September 18, 2019

What Flooring Should You Choose for Your Bathroom Remodel

Are you gearing up for a new bathroom remodel? Selecting flooring, fixtures, cabinets, counters, and more that reflect your personal style can be a lot of fun. Flooring options abound, and while tile remains the top choice, many homeowners are getting a little more creative with other materials that also offer a safe, waterproof, and stylish look.

Here’s our take on some of today’s best bathroom flooring picks.

Heated Tiles 

heated tiles

Radiant heated bathroom floor tiles are a luxurious addition to any bathroom, turning the space into a spa-like retreat that’s a joy to be in. One of its biggest advantages is that, instead of quickly rising into overhead space like with traditional heating, the heat emitted from the floor slowly drifts up into the room over time. It works equally well with ceramic tile, stone, and wood and comes in three types:

  • Forced-air, though this is rarely used in home applications.
  • Hydronic based which uses hot water to carry heat through a tubing network.
  • Electrical radiant heating that heats wiring beneath the floor to generate heat.

Tile That Looks Like Wood

tile that looks like wood

Photo by: CM Natural Designs

As anyone who lives near the water or in a wet climate knows, wood and water don’t mix. A recent and welcome trend in bathroom flooring is using tiling that is designed to look like wood. Wood-look tiles and planks are the perfect choice if you want the timeless, beautiful look of the real thing with the durability of porcelain or ceramic tile. They even come with knots and grains and are available in shapes like hexagon, chevron, mosaic, and custom wide widths.

If you have your heart set on hardwood floors throughout your home, engineered hardwood that’s made of real wood but withstands heat and moisture (but isn’t waterproof) is another option.

Mosaic Tiling

mosaic tiles

Photo by: Toronto Interior Design Group

Available in glass, marble, metal, stone, porcelain, and more, this timeless design choice is trending once again thanks to its endless combinations of colors, shapes, and sizes. Adding elegance and charm to any bathroom, mosaic tiles are a great way to give your home a sense of individuality that few other materials can match.

Matte Tiles

matte tiles

Photo by: Boyer Building Corporation

Move over glossy flooring! Bathroom tiles in matte finishes are rising in popularity, featuring a soft but beautiful style that doesn’t show smudges and watermarks like glossy options do. Their low sheen also makes for easy maintenance while creating an elegant look and feel.

Pop of Color

pop of color

Photo by: Drummonds Bathrooms

Conventional wisdom says keep the bathroom color palette neutral but using some color tiles to create custom designs gives your new bathroom a look and feel no one else has. Some manufacturers offer faux wood tiles in whitewashed, grey, and colorful options like blue and gold that mimic exotic woods from far-off locations. All make for a one-of-a-kind room that will stand the tests of time.

There are hundreds of options for bathroom flooring and the designers at David Gray Design Studio in Jacksonville, FL can help you choose the one that gives your new bathroom the look and feel you’re longing for.

Ready to move forward with your bathroom remodel? Schedule an appointment with us today by contacting us online or calling at (904) 724-7211.

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