It might be a difficult to come up with the correct flooring decisions for the rest of the home, but surely there is one room that needs no thought, since it will clearly be tile in the bathroom, right?
That might be the case for other parts of the country, but here in Nashville and the Middle Tennessee area we do things a little bit differently. Thanks to advancements in flooring technology, there are a lot of options available for your bathroom flooring, from some treated hardwoods to even something as foreign as residential carpeting, which I know just sounds like asking for a bad time, but really isn’t. The truth is there has never been a better time for someone such as yourself to do something drastic in the bathroom. Of course it is a lot easier to take a risk when you know someone else has already done it; that way you can look at what they’ve done and improve upon it. In that creative spirit, the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey put together this guide to some of the more popular bathroom flooring trends of the year.
Vinyl is the Best Flooring Option
For a variety of reasons, there are really only two materials that can be used in the bathroom without running into moisture concerns, which quickly become mold issues. Laminate Plank Flooring, traditional hardwood flooring and residential carpeting are pretty much out, unless you want to spend an arm and a leg getting them specially treated or paying for the really special features that are not guaranteed to work. That pretty much leaves vinyl plank flooring and ceramic or enamel tiles. Between the two, a lot of people recently have been going with vinyl plank flooring, because it allows them to mimic the looks of regular, traditional hardwood flooring without having to deal with all of the pesky moisture problems we discussed earlier. Be sure to have the floor installed by a professional, like the ones here at Ozburn-Hessey who do dozens of floor installations a week, so as to avoid the dangers that come with a poorly installed floor in your bathroom. For example, if a vinyl plank flooring is installed incorrectly, then there is always the risk of water seeping under the floor planks themselves, which obviously can lead to major problems.
Stick With Neutral Flooring Colors
As is the case will all flooring coloring trends over the last couple of years, it has become very popular to use something in the grey/black/white shades, since the lighter colors of that spectrum will help a lot to make the bathroom look larger. Using darker shades, like a black pattern in the tile, is a nice way of breaking up the lights and greys a little bit.
The bathroom is a special place, and every aspect should be treated accordingly. That means you floor, and if you want to have a bathroom that looks a little more modern than most, then it would be a great idea to use a ceramic tile or vinyl plank flooring, and probably something that looks like it could be a traditional hardwood or something in grey or white. That might sound like a lot of information, but that is what the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey are here for, so make sure to give them a call!