A few years ago I was in country where the weather was always hot and having a shower at least twice a day was a matter of priority rather than preference. I noticed that the tiles in the bathrooms were always ceramic which was mainly due to the fact they were wet so much of the time and this was a practical choice. In the UK however there is a lot more choice available when it comes to bathroom floor tiles.
Bathroom floor tiles are available in a surprising number of materials. Ceramic, porcelain, and vinyl tiles are what come to mind first, and for good reason. They are the most popular choices and perhaps the most practical, but there are many options available today, from wood and cork to stone and glass.
In many homes you will find that bathroom vinyl flooring is used since bathroom vinyl floor tiles are a sensible and practical choice, as well as offering a variety of styles and colours to choose from. Bathroom vinyl flooring is the most popular bathroom flooring material, because of its low cost and high degree of practicality. It is well-suited for every bathroom in the house, from the master bath to the powder room. It beats other popular choices for safety, comfort, and durability. Almost as important, vinyl tiles have come a long way in aesthetic appeal and ease of installation. The material is self-adhering and can be cut with a utility knife, making it ideal flooring for anyone who is interested in DIY.
Although it is generally considered to be aesthetically inferior to laminate flooring, vinyl flooring is inexpensive, and tile vinyl (sometimes with a self-stick backing) is easy to install yourself (sheet vinyl usually requires professional installation). Vinyl flooring is also durable, resistant to UV light and easy to clean and maintain. And although tile vinyl is susceptible to scratches, it is also easy to repair.Soft vinyl floor tiles are very versatile and make an excellent hardwearing floor in any room. The tiles can be stuck to the floor with tile adhesive or they may have a self-adhesive backing, so all you do is peel off the paper covering it. Tiles pre-coated with adhesive are quicker to lay, and there is no mess. They are light to work with and if you make a mistake, you only ruin one tile rather than a whole and expensive sheet of vinyl.
Bathroom wood flooring is only for the fearless. Once water penetrates the finish, it will stainprobably for good. During installation, the wood parquet tiles must be carefully sealed around the room perimeter and at all other joints. Two coats of polyurethane must then be applied as protection. Use it in a powder room but avoid bathroom wooden flooring tile in proper bathrooms that get a lot of use, and it follows that you should never use wood flooring in a bathroom which will be at the disposable of children and all the splashing they do.