How to Choose a New Floor for Your Bathroom

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You know it’s time for a new bathroom floor when yours is worn, damaged or just outdated. But, do you know how to choose a new floor? There are so many options out there, and each has its benefits.

If your bathroom update includes altering your piping system or installing new appliances or fixtures, contact us. We are a plumber on Long Island that specializes in bathroom remodeling and can help you turn your vision for a new bathroom into reality.

Know Your Options

First, understand your options. There are all kinds of flooring options that work well in a bathroom. The main thing to keep in mind is that you’ll need to choose a material that can stand up to constant use, water splashes and a humid environment.

Here are a few common bathroom flooring materials and their biggest benefits:

— Vinyl: Very affordable, easy to clean, waterproof.
— Tile: Durable, stain resistant, waterproof.
— Wood: Engineered wood can withstand humidity.
— Cork: Water and mold resistant.

There are many pros and cons to each of these options, so check with the manufacturer for more information before you choose a style for your bathroom.

Assess Your Budget

With today’s technology, there are plenty of affordable flooring options on the market. However, some types are more affordable than others. Vinyl is usually more cost efficient than tile, for example. The larger your bathroom floor, the higher the cost of installing a new floor will be. Determine how much you want to spend on your floor, measure how many square feet of flooring you will need, and then explore your options.

Consider the Bathroom’s Features

If you are installing a new floor in your main bathroom, with a bathtub and shower, you’ll want one that is extremely durable and can stand up to high levels of moisture. On the other hand, if you are working on a powder room that doesn’t include a shower, the ability to stand up to water may not be as important to you.

Match Your Home’s Style

When you choose a bathroom floor that matches the style of your home, the transition into the bathroom will be smooth and the room will feel like it belongs in your home. Vinyl and tile can go with most styles, so choose a color that complements the other colors in your home. Wood is perfect if you are going for a natural, classic and warm look. Cork also lends itself to a natural theme, but it can also fit a modern home, depending on the type of decor you use.

When choosing a bathroom floor, keep both function and style in mind so your floor will look great for years to come. We are an experienced plumber on Long Island and offer bathroom remodeling services, so contact us for sink and faucet installation, bathtub installation, toilet replacement, fixture relocation and more.

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