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Which Bathroom Flooring is Best?


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If you are renovating, updating or replacing your bathroom flooring there are many factors to take into consideration: it needs to be easy to clean, comfortable to walk on, complement your chosen style, waterproof, slip-resistant, cost effective and last! With all of these things to think about, we list each flooring type along with their pros and cons for fitting into a bathroom setting. Hopefully this will give you a good indication on what kind of surface is best for you and your bathroom.

  • Solid Wood Flooring
  • Engineered Wood Flooring
  • Laminate Flooring
  • Luxury Vinyl Flooring
  • Carpet
  • Ceramic or Porcelain Floor Tiles
  • Composite Flooring
  • Bamboo Flooring

Top tips for keeping your bathroom floor at its best

  • Keep your bathroom well ventilated when running a bath or having a shower - either open a window or use an extractor fan to help get rid of moisture in the air 

  • Ensure any water spillage is cleaned up straight away to avoid mold growth or damage to your floor

  • Use bathroom matts where you can - these are great for soaking up water when stepping out of the bath

  • Check your shower curtain or screen doesn’t let any water trickle passed unnoticed

  • It’s a good idea to occasionally check for any leaking plumbing as this can lead to big problems if gone unnoticed


We hope you found this article helpful, and have a better idea of what is the best type of flooring for a bathroom. If you’re looking for more ideas and inspiration, head over to our Flooring Ideas & Advice hub for more helpful articles and guides to help you with your project.