Bathroom Tiles

Bathroom flooring takes a lot of abuse

Bathroom flooring comparisons to help you decide which flooring type works best for you.

Since most flooring areas in a bathroom are small, expense may not be an issue, but moisture and water is… and the truth is, some types of floor coverings are just not meant to be installed in a bathroom… but tiles are the obvious choice.

Bathroom flooring takes a lot of abuse! Naturally we want it to look good, even great, and hold up under pressure too…

Natural Stone

Stone floor tile in bathrooms create a very luxurious effect! Made by nature to last a life-time… natural stones are very beautiful and captivating with a one-of-a-kind uniqueness!

Of all the natural stones, marble, granite and slate are the ones used the most often for bathroom floors.

Above everything else, bathroom flooring should be slip-proof and able to resist (or cope with) water. Warmth and comfort should also be considered…

Floors are a focal point in every room, so choose wisely…Marble is sleek and elegant, granite is dramatic and rich with colors, while slate has multiple, mingled earth tones and warmth appeal.

The demand for stone tile floors in a bathroom is at an all-time high, and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down… You can’t go wrong with natural stone floors…

Disadvantages of Stone Tile

  • Expensive to buy and install
  • Hard & Cold underfoot
  • Needs regular re-sealing and grout cleaning.
  • Ceramic & Porcelain Tile

    Ceramic and porcelain tiles are resistant to moisture and acidic products and make one of the best choices for a bathroom floor! Both are considered ceramics, as are clay and terra-cotta floors.

    Long-wearing, affordable, easy to install and take care of makes them a wise alternative when compared to natural stone tile.

    As “manufactured” (man-made) tiles, ceramic offers more vivid, “baked” on colors, shapes, sizes and designs, where porcelain has fewer sizes and more “earthy” tones, but the color is throughout its thickness.

    Both ceramic and porcelain tiles will need to be sealed after installation, or you can buy them already sealed from the manufacturer.

    Porcelain tiles have a matted finish, whereas ceramic tiles tend to be glossy. Either one will make your bathroom flooring come alive with its own unique “look”.

    Disadvantages of Ceramics

  • Ceramic tiles may chip or crack during installation or shipping, so buy extra tiles at the time of purchase.