How to Choose the Right Bathroom FlooringCapitol Design Build
Renovating your bathroom is a smart move, whether you are planning to put the house on the market or just want to create a more beautiful bathroom to enjoy. When it comes to choosing the right bathroom flooring, though, the abundance of flooring options can make it difficult. Here, we offer expert advice on how to choose the right bathroom flooring, whether you are trying to update your guest bathroom or create an en suite oasis for your primary bath.
- First and foremost, choose something waterproof. Your kitchen and bathroom are the rooms in your home exposed to the most moisture. Showering, bathing, washing hands, and brushing teeth are all likely to result in water splashed onto the floor, so your bathroom floor should be completely waterproof. Avoid floors that can be damaged, like hardwood, looking instead for something like tile or vinyl, which will not warp or become damaged due to humidity.
- Look for flooring that’s practical and easy to maintain. Let’s face it, things happen in bathrooms that require cleanup. Your bathroom floors should be easily cleaned, not prone to staining or showing dirt. Look for materials you can wipe clean without needing to take special care.
- Pick a flooring that works with the rest of your bathroom and suits your style. When you’re renovating your bathroom, you’ve no doubt put careful thought into your shower tile, vanity, and fixtures, so don’t allow your flooring to be an afterthought. The flooring should complement the other elements of the room and elevate the bathroom’s aesthetic. Depending on what you plan to do with the wall tile, you can either put in flooring that is neutral and easy to coordinate with shower curtains and other parts of the bathroom, or choose a bold and distinctive tile to dress up the small space. Patterned tiles are very popular right now, but that is a trend that is unlikely to go out of fashion.
- Consider your budget. When designing your bathroom, think about the cost of new flooring, and factor in the cost of materials and labor. If you are shopping for tile, for example, you will find that the costs vary widely, even among tiles that look somewhat similar. Ceramic tile is more cost-effective than marble and stone, so it may be a good option for you if you are trying to keep your costs low.
Think about the resale value, and consider upscale touches. Especially if you are planning to list your home for sale, you will want to think about the value the flooring you choose will add to the home. Porcelain, stone, and ceramic will provide a greater return on investment than vinyl, for example, even though vinyl is very functional. Think about your market and what the homebuyers in your area will prefer, and consider luxurious touches like a heated bathroom floor. A little bit of extra expense now could pay off when you are ready to sell your house.
When it’s time to renovate your home, Capitol Design Build can help. We’ve been performing custom remodeling since 1989 and building custom, high-end homes in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area since 1998. We serve businesses and individuals in Virginia, Washington D.C, and Maryland, meeting every need from kitchen renovation and bathroom remodeling to custom home design and building. With experience spanning many disciplines, including engineering, design, remodeling, construction, and customer service, we look forward to working with you. Feel free to shop our website, call us at (703) 436-6919, or contact us online for a free, no-obligation estimate.