Did you know that vinyl flooring was invented more than 80 years ago? Today it maintains its reputation for resilience and value. Its physical flexibility and water resistance put vinyl floors among the best options for your new bathroom. When considering a bathroom remodel, keep in mind the many advantages of vinyl flooring.
- Ease of Installation
Since vinyl is lightweight, less labor is needed to install the floor. Along those lines, vinyl is flexible, making tricky angles and force fitting pieces into place a thing of the past.
- Improved Aesthetic
This is typically considered a downside of vinyl, but in recent years both the quality of the material and the patterns found on it have improved greatly. Sometimes vinyl is indistinguishable from tile floors.
- Cost Effective
Tile, hardwood, marble, carpet, and laminate to a lesser degree are all typically more expensive than vinyl. For something that can look just as nice as any other option, is easier to install, and more durable, vinyl makes you wonder why everything else costs so much.
Vinyl is 100% waterproof if installed with care. Ensuring there are no gaps between vinyl planks or tiles is an essential step, but due to the ease of installation, this should be no problem. Ceramic tile also is similarly waterproof, but at a much higher price.
Vinyl flooring isn’t for everywhere in your home. It’s not as comfortable as, say, the carpet in your bedroom. For the bathroom it is simply the best option. Why? Ceramic tiles, the main contender for bathroom flooring, get really cold in the winter. Step barefoot on a vinyl floor no matter what temperature it is, and it won’t make you jump out of your skin from your suddenly freezing feet. Try the same on tile and you’ll see what truly sets these two bathroom flooring options apart.
Vinyl is a versatile material for many different practical uses, but it really shines when used for bathroom flooring. All of its positive qualities come together to form the best bathroom floor possible.