Remodeling the bathroom is an important and time-consuming task. You get the best possible outcome, you need to spend time getting every little detail right including the selection of the flooring. Since we often go barefoot in the washrooms, apart from the visual appeal of the floor, the texture is equally important. Since the bathrooms are moist and humid most of the time, you require a floor that is moisture resistant and durable.
Can wooden flooring be used in the bathroom?
Most contractors advise against installing a hardwood floor in a bathroom, due to the problems caused by moisture in the wood. Any kind of moisture is harmful to wood, and the bathroom is the most humid place in the home. Hence, is it possible to install wooden flooring in the bathroom?
Use of vinyl plank floors for bathrooms
The idea of installing a luxurious wood floor in the bathroom may sound appealing, but it is fraught with all sorts of issues. A wood floor must be installed with great perfection to stand a chance in the bathroom, where moisture and standing water can destroy it in no time. In addition, the wood must be finished extremely precisely. If you are looking for the aesthetic of wooden flooring but need a material that can withstand the perils of the bathroom, vinyl plank flooring is a possible solution since it is completely moisture resistant.
What is engineered wood flooring vs. vinyl plank flooring?
Engineered wood, also called mass timber, composite wood, man-made wood, or manufactured board, includes a range of derivative wood products which are manufactured by binding or fixing the strands, particles, fibers, or veneers or boards of wood, together with adhesives, or other methods of fixation to form composite material.
Vinyl plank is designed to resemble hardwood, and it comes in strips. This product can be found in a number of styles, each mimicking a specific type of wood. Because vinyl plank imitates hardwood, you’re sure to find a version that matches the rest of your home’s decor. The other advantage of vinyl flooring is that it is budget-friendly.
If you are thinking about a bathroom remodel, you may also want to check out our other blog posts about Bathroom Renovation Ideas for a Modern Bathroom and Common Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid.
MW Construction is an established contractor with experience in remodeling bathrooms for homes in the South Jersey area. We also have extensive experience in installing hardwood and other types of flooring for homes. We are a licensed and insured contractor providing high-quality and reliable services. We have offices in Northfield and Somers Point. Contact us today on (609) 635-3837 or (609) 241-8231 for further details or estimates. We will also be happy to discuss with you some of our recent bathroom renovations.