When you think of a bathroom floor, it’s hard to imagine one without tile. Tile flooring have been the go-to covering for as long as indoor plumbing has been around and for good reason. Tile is water resistant and easy to care for making it the perfect choice for bathrooms and kitchens. If recent years have been any indication of what lies in the future, we’ve seen conventional choices turned onto their heads, and the things that we once found to be mainstream are used in very unconventional ways. If you’re planning to upgrade your bathroom, consider these alternative flooring options.
Pebble Flooring: You can bring the outdoors indoors with natural stone pebble flooring. A special epoxy coating makes the flooring durable, water resistant and beautiful. The texture is great traction for your feet and gives your bathroom the feel of an upscale spa.
Cork Flooring: Cork is naturally water resistant and antibacterial making it a great choice for your bathroom flooring. Cork can be stained and comes in sheet form, tiles, and pieced mosaics or as round disks. Cork is generally installed using mastic and grout with an addition of recommended sealing to keep it in tip-top shape for years to come.
Quartz Flooring: Crystal quartz looks like a high-end designer and surprisingly affordable. An epoxy coating is generally applied and adheres to the subfloor or foundation; the quartz is sealed with a clear coat creating a crystal look, and creating a water-resistant, long-lasting, maintenance-free floor.
Bamboo Flooring: Environmentally friendly and very contemporary, bamboo flooring is both easy to care for and looks quite high-end as well. Bamboo comes in both narrow and wide planks and is water resistant. Choose from a variety of patterns and natural color variations from variegated tiger stripes to mottled burl looks.
Concrete: If the rest of your home has a very industrial look, why not translate it into your bathroom? You can’t get more durable than concrete, and as you may know, it’s quite simple to care for. Special dyes can be mixed into concrete to create a custom look or pattern as well.
Marble Flooring: Classic and sophisticated, marble is water resistant and very easy to maintain. Available in a multitude of colors, marble is on a higher price range than other types of flooring. If you’re looking for a look that just wows your guests, marble is an excellent choice!
Talk to one of our designers about the ultimate look you want to achieve with your bathroom, and we’ll help you select the perfect flooring!
We know how you are; you look at your bathrooms and know that there are things you would like to change, but who has the time or the money? What if we told you you could easily upgrade your bathroom in little time, for a very affordable cost, would you do it? Of course you would! Here are our top ideas on how you can upgrade your bathroom with a little elbow grease, imagination, and dedication!
These small-scale projects are quite simple to do on your own. Of course, there are some you will need to schedule a professional for, but they’re quick, painless, and easy on the pocket.
Update the Vanity
You may not be in a position to completely knock out your existing vanity, but you’re not too keen on the look of it now. Try painting it a contrasting color, or spray painting the handles to a modern finish. If you’re feeling ambitious, you could use textured wall paper to really add interest to your bathroom!
Add Interest to Walls
Bead board is a great, classic update to any bathroom, ad super simple to achieve. Wood bead board is easy to install, however, if that feels like too much of a commitment, there’s also bead board-style textured wallpaper that gives you the same look.
If bead board isn’t possible, you could choose to cover your walls with art to change the whole look of the bathroom. If there’s one bare wall you’d like to make a contrasting wall, there are wallpapers available that peel on and off. Easy to do, easy to change your mind in the future!
Don’t be limited to these ideas; you can change the paint color, or add interesting design using paint as well. The possibilities are endless!
Remove Dated Shower Doors
Shower doors are extremely difficult to keep clean; installing a fresh new curtain will open up the space, and save you from all the time you spend scrubbing soap scum.
Maybe your towel bar and other hardware are dated; now is a great time to change them all to a more updated look. You’d be surprised what a difference changing out the hardware can make! You can change out the lights and faucet as well for an updated look, but if you’re not sure of what you’re doing, call an electrician or plumber to help. The job is simple enough that the cost will be minimal.
Since the space is small, the cost of replacing the flooring is budget-friendly. Our designers will help you find the perfect flooring for you bathroom, and will install quickly as well. Choose an updated tile, or hardwood, or go for something bold in your small space.
Is there a project in your home you want to tackle, but just don’t know where to start? Contact us to put together a short timeline, a weekend or just a couple of days, to help you achieve that ‘honey-do’ list you’ve been putting off!