Tile is one of the most popular flooring choices for bathrooms. And it’s easy to see why– it’s neat, easy to clean, and matches almost any decor scheme. If you’re considering laying tile flooringi n your bathroom, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Think about Durability
Tile is popular largely because it’s so durable. Unlike vinyl and other flooring options, it’s unlikely to tear, buckle, and so on. It’s also waterproof, which is extremely important for a bathroom. Be sure to pick a high-quality tile for the best results. However, you should also consider whether your home is able to stand up to the demands that tile will place on it. Mobile homes and older homes with insecure foundations can be stressed by the weight of the tile and need some extra support to keep the floor from caving in. Talk to your installer to make sure that your floor will last for years to come.
Both light and dark colored tiles can be a good choice. However, lighter colors tend to show stains more easily. This isn’t as much of a problem with tiles themselves (after all, you can just mop them and keep them clean), but if you choose a light colored grout, you can quickly end up with some discoloration. It’s difficult to clean grout because most mops can’t get down in between the tiles and reach the dirt and grime. With that in mind, you may want to opt for a darker colored grout.
Some tiles are a completely smooth surface, while others have a slight texture. Smooth tiles aren’t necessarily the best choice for a bathroom because when they get wet, they become very slippery. Damp tiles can be a problem not just from shower splashes, but also from the buildup of steam and moisture in a warm room. Textured tiles help to prevent dangerous slips and trips. Alternatively, if you have your heart set on a smooth tile, you can use bathroom rugs to prevent falls– just make sure that they’re secured with a no-slip pad underneath.
With the proper planning, tile flooring can be a wonderful choice for any bathroom. Keep these things in mind, and come in today to check out the many options we have to offer. We can also help you with a quote for your project.