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Bathroom flooring design ideas

As you begin to envision your ideal bathroom remodel, don’t forget the floors. What you choose for the flooring in your bathroom will set the tone for the room overall. Depending on the type of space you are attempting to create, you may wish to investigate several different types of flooring. There are plenty of opportunities to make your bathroom reflect the style of your home starting with the floors – even the most well-furnished bathroom is going to look a little odd if you didn’t pay attention to the look of the floors. Let’s take a look at some styles and what materials would suit them best:

Luxurious spaces

“Build your ideal bathroom from the ground up.”

If you’re looking for a bathroom where pampering happens every day, try marble floors. The look of marble is unmistakable – and unmistakably classy – so you’ll be sure to have a memorable room from the ground up. Marble has many looks, and it’s wise to look through as many options as you can before you settle on one. It’s also recommended to lay out all the tiles before installing them, just to make sure you like the way each tile relates to the one next to it, with their swirls and slight color variations. Marble tile will also need to be sealed and cleaned with gentle detergent regularly, which is something to keep in mind. It may not be the best choice for a kids’ bathroom, but in a master suite where you want luxury, marble could just be your best bet.

Eclectic design

Some people’s homes are a mixture of all sorts of styles, depending on what the residents like and what goes together. This is a great opportunity for you to use avant garde bathroom flooring designs if your home is this way. Try installing a glass tile mosaic in the middle of the floor. While glass tiles are usually reserved for walls and perhaps the floor of shower stalls, you can use them sparingly for mosaic work. This will give your bathroom an interesting look that you can be proud of for years to come, and glass tile installation and maintenance are both pretty simple.

Consider using glass tiles to create a floor mosaic.Consider using glass tiles to create a floor mosaic.

A family bathroom

When you’re designing a space the whole family will share, you need something as durable as it is versatile. Consider porcelain and ceramic tile for this space, and don’t despair – it comes in so many finishes and colors that you’re bound to find an appearance you want. You can even get porcelain and ceramic tiles that mimic the look of wood if your design style is firmly rustic. If you have your heart set on the look of marble but need something hardier, porcelain and ceramic tiles come in marble looks too. Just because you need a surface that’s easy to clean and maintain doesn’t mean you can’t have the style you’ve imagined. Porcelain and ceramic tiles are a great place to start your search for the perfect look for a family bathroom.

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