Bathroom floor stone tile in Shallotte

Here at Floor Coverings International Shallotte, we’re known for our industry-leading design experts. We pride ourselves in helping our customers choose the perfect tile for their bathroom.

Tile has always been the most popular bathroom flooring option for homes and businesses, and it’s not hard to understand why. With all of the moisture and the high probability of water spills, the bathroom is the most important place to invest in water-resistant flooring.

Factors to Consider

Most types of tile are water-resistant, which is a key thing to think about when choosing bathroom flooring. Here are a few other important things you should consider about your bathroom tile:

Heat Retention

Though cold tile floors can feel great underfoot during the warm summer months, they can cause some unwelcome discomfort at other times of the year.

An easy fix is the addition of a bathmat where you know you’ll be standing. Don’t let the heat retention issues stop you from enjoying one of the most durable bathroom flooring options available.

If you are especially sensitive to cold, you might want to consider adding radiant heating to your bathroom floors, or opt for vinyl flooring, which is a bit warmer than stone.


Most tile floors – especially porcelain and ceramic – require very little maintenance. The non-porous nature of these materials is another excellent quality because it makes the surface is easier to keep clean.

With that being said, it’s good to know that the smaller the tiles on the floor, the more grout that will need to be maintained. Grout can become stained over time and is often trickier to clean than the surface of a piece of tile. If you want a low maintenance floor, we recommend large tiles.

If you’d like to dive a little deeper into the world of bathroom floor tile, check out our article in which we go over our top tile maintenance tips.


If you have children or elderly adults living in your home, having floors that protect against falls in the bathroom can be very important.

There are a couple of ways to get increased traction on tile floors. One is to have smaller tiles because grout offers more traction. Another is to choose an unglazed, textured tile that has natural traction.

Popular Tile Options

Here in the Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach, Southport & St. James area, some of the most popular bathroom tile options include:

  • Ceramic
  • Slate
  • Travertine
  • Luxury Vinyl
  • Wood Look Vinyl Plank
  • Glass Mosaic

It’s Not Just For Your Floors

Don’t forget that tile can be installed in other parts of your bathroom besides your floor. Other popular spots include behind the sink, around a shower, and even all the way around the wall.

We put together an amazing tile inspiration blog about our favorite backsplash designs. There are so many ways to utilize tile to enhance your space.

green tile bathroom backsplash

Get In Touch

Contact Floor Coverings International Shallotte today to learn more about our bathroom tile options. Come visit us at our showroom, or schedule a free in-home consultation!

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