Bathroom vinyl flooring is an ideal bathroom flooring solution because of its great versatility and fantastic advances in technology which mean that now bathroom vinyl floors have nicer designs and retain the original durability.
One of the defining characteristics of a bathroom is that it is the wettest room in the home and any floor will be subjected to frequent exposure to water, either directly through drips, splashes and spillages or indirectly though the cooling of steam that has risen from hot water being used in a bath or shower. While some kinds of flooring will expand, contract or stain if they are exposed to water in this way, bathroom vinyl flooring will not because it is a completely waterproof material.
Easy Maintenance and Cleaning
In addition to this, vinyl is hard to scratch and can be easily cleaned, with the latter being very important if you are jumping into the bath after getting particularly muddy, such as after playing sport. It will also mean that other substances that may be spilt can also be cleaned off, such as toothpaste or shower gel. The vinyl flooring products we sell have lengthy warranties that reflect the material's strength, with these lasting for decades or even for a lifetime.
Wood effect vinyl flooring accounts for nearly a third of the vinyl products, with a wide range of oak-themed items including traditional blonde shades as well as treated oak that may be dark brown, charcoal or bleached. A number of other shades of wood are also available, including elm, hazel, bamboo, walnut and beech.
Stone - Slate - Tile - Parquet Effects
If you want a different material to the wood-effect, there are many to choose from, including ebony, bracken and ivory, as well as a number of slate and stone effect vinyl products. Many of these come in tile vinyl floors, which you may wish to purchase as an alternative to sheeting. Those who like tile effect flooring may wish to choose a monotone colour, or something similar but with diamond shapes on the corners, or even a traditional chessboard effect pattern. With so much variety, it should be simple to find something that is suitable for your bathroom.
The products are also simple to install by following instructions. Most, including sheet vinyl products, do not require extra adhesive and tile vinyl floor products mostly have stick-down adhesive on the back, with peel-off labels. For more information on installation you can head to our vinyl flooring advice centre.
Cushioned Flooring - Comfort
Another feature that many bathroom vinyl flooring products have is that they are cushioned, with a mixture of materials such as rubber and foam allowing extra give in the surface, something that makes it particularly comfortable for your feet and may be welcome as they are more sensitive when wet and wrinkly as you step out of the bath.
With such a combination of practicality, comfort, durability, long life and a very wide range of designs to choose from, you may find that vinyl is easily the best choice for your bathroom vinyl flooring, with a product to suit you being easy to find.
Submitted by Jason Ashby, UKFD