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What is the best type of flooring for a bathroom?

16 Answers

Answered by Bennetts safe Gas

12th January 2020

Bennetts safe Gas answered the question "What is the best type of flooring for a bathroom?"

The best flooring for any bathroom in my opinion is the new type of vinyl click flooring. It goes together just like laminate flooring. Its warmer than tiles, hard wearing and suitable for underfloor heating in most cases. If ever there is in issue and you need to get under the floor it will in most cases come up and go back down without issues compared to tiles that usually have to be broken up. and cheap lino floors rip easy.

Answered by PQ Plumbers

26th June 2019

PQ Plumbers answered the question "What is the best type of flooring for a bathroom?"

Over the last number of years we have been having much more demand for high quality vinyl flooring. The brand we use is Karndean. It's great as their wood effect ranges are textured like real wood which makes it more slip resistant, it's warmer under foot than tiles, plus if you ever damaged the floor with something heavy and sharp then the individual planks ( providing it's their glued version ) can be removed and replaced for a new plank. It is also very cost effective. Plus the material used for Karndean is waterproof.

Answered by AJD Construction

20th May 2019

AJD Construction answered the question "What is the best type of flooring for a bathroom?"

We would always remove all existing flooring back to the joists. We would 18mm ply the floor direct to the joists. This would be tanked and primed and if underfloor heating is to be used this would go down now with any possible insulation board. Self levelling ontop of the heat mat and the we recommend tiles as the best covering. 400-600 square are ideal. A decent grout and silicone the edges.

Answered by DJH Ravcon

30th April 2019

DJH Ravcon answered the question "What is the best type of flooring for a bathroom?"

Dependant on budget and sub-floor construction/condition, i'd always recomend vinyl sheet or LVT tile flooring. Reason being its warmer to the touch compared to tiles and also more resliant to the wet areas. I'd advise against installing any timber floors to bathrooms even the laminates that are recomended for wet areas. We see to may failed floors and situations where people have slipped. They all look nice but where water is present timber shouldnt be. Tiles are also great but again need to ensure sub-floor is adequate and prepared to take tiles. Again we see so many failed tiled floors where they have been laid on timber floors with little or no preperations. Dependant on budget and size i'd recomend underfloor heating to tiled bathrooms. We have started to use UFH on seating areas within tiled wetrooms which is always a nice little treat : )

Answered by Regenesis Facilities Ltd t/a Hythe Heating

26th April 2019

Regenesis Facilities Ltd t/a Hythe Heating answered the question "What is the best type of flooring for a bathroom?"

The choice of flooring in a bathroom is largely governed by the floor substrate. Tiles are trickiest. If floorboards are moving it will need screwing down or overboarding with ply which will increase floor height. Best to remove all floorboards and replace with 18mm ply glued and screwed to joists. The ply should be primed before tiling. The tiles may be cold under feet if no underfloor heating is used. Concrete floors should be self levelled with a good latex mix before tiling. My preference is a good quality cushioned vinyl roll. It feels warm and comfy under bare feet, is much cheaper and easier to lay than tiles and comes in myriad different styles. Easily cut around appliances too. Just make sure to level the floor well with a latex self levelling first.

Answered by FT Services

15th April 2019

FT Services answered the question "What is the best type of flooring for a bathroom?"

In a special location like this it is advisable to use a non slip tile, as the floor will be getting water on it and if a glazed tile is used they tend to get very slippery when wet and will be a hazard in the bathroom for anyone using it. The majority of the none slip tiles will have to be sealed to protect them to stop any unwanted staining of liquids or dust getting through the tile.

Answered by BPH - Blakemore Plumbing And Heating

27th March 2019

BPH - Blakemore Plumbing And Heating answered the question "What is the best type of flooring for a bathroom?"

Flooring all depends on what you are wanting. You can have it all tiled (ceramic or porcelain), you can have luxury vinyl tiles (lvt) or in instances where a disabled walk in shower is installed you could have non slip vinyl. Again it’s down to the what you like and what budget you have.

Answered by A Daughtry Plumbing & Heating Ltd

23rd March 2019

A Daughtry Plumbing & Heating Ltd answered the question "What is the best type of flooring for a bathroom?"

All comes down to customer preferences, A Daughtry plumbing and heating Ltd recommend either Tiles or LVT (luxury vinyl tiles), Stone, porcelain or ceramic tiles are the most common type tiles for bathrooms floors , but not always suitable for every subfloor. If the bathroom is a Wetroom then the floor will have to be tanked to ensure the room is fully sealed from water ingress. LTV is getting more popular as it can be cheaper to install than tiles and still give a luxury finish, LVT can also give a warm and cushioned feel as well.

Answered by Turners property maintenance

13th March 2019

Turners property maintenance answered the question "What is the best type of flooring for a bathroom?"

It's all down to clients preferences, I've had clients that dont like tiles. For me personally to make sure the bathroom is always water tight a nice tiled floor which is properly sealed is always best. If it's going to be a very wet area with kids in and out of baths etc I always tank the floor so the floor is water proof then tile on top.

Answered by C Brookes Plumbing & Heating

3rd March 2019

C Brookes Plumbing & Heating answered the question "What is the best type of flooring for a bathroom?"

The best type of flooring for bathroom completely depends on what the client likes. Generally we find Karndean flooring is very popular with tiled flooring coming next. If you have underfloor heating or a wet room it is normally best to go with a tiled floor. The best option is to visit a local showroom and see the different types of flooring options and see which one you like the best.

Answered by M.E.T Electrical Ltd

27th February 2019

M.E.T Electrical Ltd answered the question "What is the best type of flooring for a bathroom?"

In our opinion, it would be best to not choose carpet. Carpet becomes quite unhygenic, especially in such a wet area. Vinyl (lino) is very good quality now, a lot better than the old style thin vinyl. It feels soft and warm and is very cost effective. A tiled floor, in stone or ceramic/porcelain gives an excellent finish also - this does require ensuring the floor is protected from water damage as grout is not fully waterproof. There is also the option for underfloor heating with tiling for the added feel of luxury. It all depends on the type of finish you would like.

Answered by Neptune Property Service

22nd February 2019

Neptune Property Service answered the question "What is the best type of flooring for a bathroom?"

In our opinion the only options are Luxury Vinyl which is far nicer than the old fashioned vinyl, or tiles. Both are hygienic and provided they are installed properly easy maintenance. Regardless of whichever is installed the subfloor if timber based that they go on to must be waterproofed. Grout is not waterproof and despite what the manufacturers of luxury vinyl state it is not waterproof either water will get between the joints. Left over years the subfloor can rot potentially resulting in very expensive repairs if joists are destroyed. Either use a tanking compound on the floor or one of the waterproofing membranes.

Answered by Nestor Plumbing & Heating

22nd February 2019

Nestor Plumbing & Heating answered the question "What is the best type of flooring for a bathroom?"

Alot of it is down to personal preference, personally I would tile, various options to choose from there, or for a slightly warmer feel, then a wet area laminate looks smart and is a cheaper alternative. You can also go for altro flooring or vinyl, or Karndean which is like a vinyl tile. I would avoid carpet in a bathroom as it’s not hygienic. You also have the option if underfloor heating.

Answered by Michael Frith Plumbing

12th February 2019

Michael Frith Plumbing answered the question "What is the best type of flooring for a bathroom?"

I would normally recommend either tiling in either ceramic, porcelain or stone tile with the option of electric underfloor heating. Vinyl or laminate flooring suitable for bathrooms is another option & normally cheaper than tiling, most of the above are also available in non slip options. I would personally steer clear of carpets in bathrooms.

Answered by Westons Plumbing & Heating Ltd

11th February 2019

Westons Plumbing & Heating Ltd answered the question "What is the best type of flooring for a bathroom?"

All depends on how the bathroom is getting used and by whom . If there are children running about or elderly people in the property would suggest a none slip tile or laminate (bathroom suitable) floor as this will give more grip also if there is a low budget I would advise lino as there are great options in that range and would save on the cost of tiling or laying laminate. I would advise to stay away from carpet as this holds water and any accidental spills can stick in . either could cause smell or discolour.

Answered by RJM Multi Trade Ltd T/A Bog Standard Plumbing

10th February 2019

RJM Multi Trade Ltd T/A Bog Standard Plumbing answered the question "What is the best type of flooring for a bathroom?"

This is subject to the amount of use as their are now a variety of floor covering available: -Laminate flooring (must be suitable for bathroom) -vinyl / Lyon -carpets -tiles -Kardean We normally recommend avoiding carpets from the list but otherwise any of the above can be used in a bathroom.

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