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You have several options in the flooring you install in your bathroom. Some are very sensible (low maintenance, easy to clean) while others are a bit ridiculous, but popular with some (carpet for example).
Below is a list of options, with a very brief summary of why you might or might not want it. For more detail on any one option, click one of the links below.
Bad choice. Do not go there. Why? Because then it gets wet it prone to mold and mildew.
Not a bad choice, but if used in a bathroom the finish MUST be thicker and better than elsewhere in the house because bathrooms are so wet.
I suggest you avoid laminate as although it is wood, it’s low quality.
Engineered wood is a much better choice for bathrooms than either laminate or solid hardwood, especially if it’s bamboo, that only comes as engineered wood.
If you absolutely positively must have hard wood, go with bamboo. Why? It has natural water resistant properties and is less prone to mold and mildew than other forms of wood.
Don’t laugh. Cork is naturally water resistant and is great for bathrooms.
If you install natural stone, install natural stone is NOT highly polished. Rough or unpolished stone is less slip prone.
Don’t go there. Highly polished stone is slippery when wet, and bathrooms tend to be wet.
Vinyl (sheet or tiles)
Vinyl sheet: yes. Vinyl squares: no. Why? Seams. Vinyl sheet has no seams.
Tried and true, good old reliable.
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