This post is part of a series about bathroom remodeling as well part of a sub-series about bathroom flooring options. To access either of the lead posts please select one of the links below.
Your bathroom is the wettest room in your home. For that reason it deserves a very water resistant type of flooring.
Good options are bamboo (engineered wood), ceramic tile, or the single most water resistant style, sheet vinyl flooring.
I specify sheet vinyl to differentiate it from vinyl squares. The seams between vinyl squares make them unsuitable (in my opinion) for bathrooms, as the seams provide slim gaps through water can seep, and as you know, small amounts of water over long stretches of time is the absolutely enemy of our wood frame and sub-floored homes.
First off, the water barrier properties of sheet vinyl are second to none. Above and beyond that:
- It’s a fairly inexpensive flooring option.
- It comes in A LOT of patterns and colors, ensuring you’ll find something that suits you.
- Some people feel it looks and feels “cheap” and are happy to pay more and incur the required maintenance for tile and/or stone.
- A seamless installation is possible in bathrooms smaller than 15 feet across. This is because sheet vinyl is sold in rolls that are 15 feet wide. If you have a very large bathroom, you will have a somewhat visible seam. However properly installed, this seam does not allow water to penetrate as a form of plastic welding is used to ensure it does not.
If your main consideration is either price or low maintenance, sheet vinyl is the perfect solution.
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