One of the most popular flooring choices is tile. Tile is extremely durable and attractive. It will rarely crack and since you can find tile made with ceramic, stone, or composite material, you can select from a wide variety of styles and surfaces.
Concrete floors are a choice that is gaining in popularity, especially since they can be colored and etched to create beautiful, stylish designs. They are easily cleaned and come in a variety of colors that blend in easily with any bathroom.
Today's vinyl flooring is much more stylish than vinyl flooring of the past. In fact, at first glance, many designs look like expensive, beautiful stone flooring. This makes vinyl a wonderful choice for homeowners who are on a budget, but want to enjoy some of the best benefits of a tile floor. Vinyl can handle spills and wet feet without any trouble and it is very durable. Cleaning is a breeze. Even better, vinyl is much more forgiving of an uneven surface than tile.
Laminates are made to look like wood, marble, or slate, but are actually made with a layer of clear resin over a paper layer that looks like the real thing, adhered to two foundation layers. Laminate is a durable, low maintenance option. Laminates can be custom cut and designed for any space. It can also be made to look like almost any flooring and it’s a great choice for an odd sized room.
Finally, there is the oldest flooring option of all - slate, marble, or other real stone materials. Stone was used in the Roman baths and still is holding up several thousand years later. Stone is stain resistant and can be cleaned with most cleaning products. Of course, all that beauty and durability does come at a price. Stone is usually pricier than other bathroom flooring choices. However, since it will not need to be replaced over the years like some other materials, it can actually be a good investment.