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What Is The Best Bathroom Flooring
July 1st, 2020

As you spend the beginning and the end of every day (plus anytime in between) in your bathroom, it’s important you choose a floor that meets all your practical and style needs. No matter your budget, we’ve got the floor for you. From easy to install laminate to the incredibly easy-to-care for luxury vinyl, we offer a whole host of finishes, colours and effects for you to choose from.


How to choose bathroom flooring

Many people imagine that choosing bathroom flooring will be a difficult task. While everyone wants an attractive option, it’s also very important, because it’s an environment that’ll be exposed to water, to make practicality a priority. This will ensure that you find a floor that can cope with the demands placed on it without being damaged.

When it comes to choosing your new bathroom flooring, there are a few things you need to consider, read on to help narrow down your search

Vinyl flooring for your bathroom

All our vinyl floors can be used in your bathroom or en-suite as they’re water resistant and unaffected by humidity. This also means it’s very easy to mop up any splashes from the bath or shower – a fuss-free option, ideal for a busy home.

Our luxury glue down vinyl, rigid core vinyl and click vinyl floors are renowned for their 100% waterproof properties so they make the perfect candidates for your bathroom renovation.

You won’t have to worry about any unwanted warping either with luxury glue down vinyl, as it’s fully bonded to the floor you can be sure it’s not going anywhere. The same goes for Life, our own brand of rigid core vinyl, which will neither warp or bow even in the sunniest of spaces. What’s more, all our vinyl floors are incredibly easy to clean and resistant to a large amount of wear and tear.

Vinyl flooring is highly versatile and is an excellent choice for your bathroom flooring needs. Our flooring range comes in a wide variety of styles and effects including wood, stone, and marble, and materials and are suitable for residential settings.

Laminate flooring for your bathroom

Available in a huge range of wood and stone looks, laminate flooring uses beautifully detailed printed decors and a textured resin surface to recreate the look of the natural material. Our most suitable range of laminate bathroom floors are Aqualock and Audacity due to their water-resistance.

Modern laminate floors offer impressive authenticity combined with a highly practical floor that’s incredibly easy to care for and utilising a click system makes for a quick hassle-free installation, perfect for a quick transformation of any room.

Which bathroom flooring is the most durable?

Both laminate and vinyl are durable options. With our laminates it’s easy to see how durable the floor is just by looking at the AC rating, which range between AC3-AC5. The higher the rating, the more durable your floor will be. Laminates have a clear coat on their surface called the wear layer, which helps the floor stand up to daily wear and tear.

For a truly durable vinyl flooring, look no further than Life Vinyl – all floors in the range are rated AC4 or AC5. If you want to know more about which AC rating is best for your bathroom, be sure to read our guide on AC ratings.

Which bathroom floor is best?

This depends on the look and feel you’re going for, though both options have features that shine through when used in your bathroom. Let’s have a look at the pros of vinyl versus laminate:

Pros of vinyl

  • 100% waterproof
  • Cost-effective
  • DIY friendly click options
  • Click vinyl flooring is easy to replace
  • Warmer underfoot
  • Pet-friendly

Pros of laminate

  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to install for those looking for a DIY project
  • Easy to clean
  • Plenty of colour variations to choose from
  • Pet-friendly

Looking after both flooring options is easy and hassle-free, so there’s one less thing to worry about. Invest in a daily cleaner for your laminate or vinyl to keep your floor looking its best. We also sell a whole host of aftercare products to ensure your floor stays looking as good as the day you got it.

How much does bathroom flooring cost?

Looking after both flooring options is easy and hassle-free, so there’s one less thing to worry about. Invest in a daily cleaner for your laminate or vinyl to keep your floor looking its best. We also sell a whole host of aftercare products to ensure your floor stays looking as good as the day you got it.

Where to buy bathroom flooring

Here at UK Flooring Direct, you’ll be spoilt for choice with our range of bathroom floors. We have an array of stylish vinyl and laminate flooring options that can be comfortably installed so you can have your dream bathroom in no time.

If you’d like a little help or some extra advice, our friendly team of Flooring Experts are just a phone call away on 02476 012 840.

How to install bathroom flooring

If you’re looking for your next project, our easy-to-install DIY-friendly floors are ready to be fitted by you. This includes our click laminate and click vinyl floors. Whether you’re a first time fitter, or keen DIYer you’ll have no trouble fitting these thanks to their clever click technology.

Check out our How to Install Vinyl Flooring and our How to Install Laminate Flooring guides for more information and a step-by-step guide should you need it. If you’ve decided luxury glue down vinyl will be the best option for your home, due to the need for adhesives, it’s best suited to experienced DIYers or professional fitters.