Flooring for your Bathroom

Are you looking to give your bathroom a makeover on a budget? Try redoing the floors! There are many budget friendly different options when it comes to spicing up the flooring for your bathroom. Each option has a variety of different pros and cons. Be sure to read through each flooring option to see which is the best fit for your bathroom. 

Here are 6 budget friendly options: 

  1. Floor paint. A simple fresh coat of paint can really make your bathroom look brand new. Just clean it, paint it, and then apply a top coat. You can also add a stencil design to jazz up your look. It is a great temporary solution but will not last long since paint can chip. This might be good for people who enjoy changing designs frequently. 
  2. Peel and stick vinyl tile. This option is easy to do yourself and can even be done in a day! You don’t need any special tools for this. Some cons to this option include that it can look cheap up close, it can separate, and it’s not as waterproof as other options. 
  3. Luxury vinyl plank. This flooring comes in lots of waterproof options and is easy to install. However, it is more expensive than peel and stick and there aren’t as many different options when it comes to design and style. 
  4. Waterproof laminate flooring. This is a great long term flooring option. It looks like real wood. It is both waterproof and durable. The top layer is waterproof but the core layer is not. A huge advantage of this flooring option is that it is relatively easy to install. It also resists scratches better than vinyl. On the downside, it can be more expensive than vinyl with limiting style choices. 
  5. Ceramic tile. Ceramic tile is a top choice for bathrooms. It is both durable and waterproof, ensuring that it will stand the test of time. Ceramic tile also won’t absorb bacteria or odors. It comes in many different tiles but can be a little bit more expensive. Considering the benefits, it may be worth the price. 
  6. Porcelain Tile. This is an elegant, yet low cost flooring option. It is great for a bathroom because it has a low absorption rate which is necessary for the high humidity and high traffic of water. There are also a wide variety of style options. 

Keep in mind some of these options will require you to remove the previous flooring and may be more time consuming and costly than others. However, many of these options are great for a weekend DIY. Changing your bathroom floors really sets the foundation for the room and is a relatively easy renovation. A nice area rug can really compliment whatever flooring option you choose. Be sure to choose one that is easy to clean and doesn’t show stains. Polypropylene is a great option for a bathroom rug. It is highly durable and can withstand the high traffic in the bathroom.