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 a very important place to invest in water-resistant flooring. Here at Floor Coverings International Shallotte, we have lots of experience helping our customers choose the right tile for their bathroom.
Things 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:
Warmth – 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. If you are especially sensitive to cold, you might want to consider adding radiant heating to your bathroom floors, or else opt for vinyl, which is a bit warmer than stone.
Maintenance – Most tile floors require very little maintenance. But it’s good to know that the smaller the tiles on the floor, the more grout. Grout can become stained over time and is often trickier to clean than the surface of a piece of tile. If you want a lower maintenance floor, we recommend large tiles.
Traction – If you live with adults who are all healthy, this won’t be as big of a concern. But if you have children, or elderly people living with you, 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 unfinished, texture tile that has natural traction.
Popular Tile Options
Here in the Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach & Southport NC area, some of the most popular bathroom tile options include:
- 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.
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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