After buying your house you will find that there is a lot of fun in decorating it according to your style and personal taste. You can start from scratch or adjust existing fixtures and fittings but it is always better to select new colours and designs for floors which will last for a long time. Choosing the pattern for your bathroom floor tiles will ensure that you can have the colour scheme you want to see every day for the next few years.
First you will have to decide if you want bathroom vinyl flooring or bathroom wooden flooring and then decide on the colours and designs. Although bathroom wood flooring is available you will find that most people opt for bathroom vinyl floor tiles. This is because a wooden floor is not very practical where there is likely to be a lot of water or water damage and when it comes to bathroom flooring vinyl is the better choice.
Bathroom vinyl flooring offers comfort and quality, and is relatively easy to install if you choose to do it yourself. Picking a style you like best may be the most difficult decision you’ll face when choosing vinyl flooring. There are two distinct patterns for vinyl flooring: printed and inlaid.
Printed vinyl is made by printing a pattern directly onto the surface of a vinyl sheet, and then covering it with a protective layer. This type of vinyl is also called rotovinyl, from the name of the printing process. Printed vinyl is available in a variety of patterns and colours, and is more cost-effective than inlaid vinyl. However, it is less durable.
Inlaid vinyl is made by injecting a colour pattern directly into a vinyl sheet, and then fusing both together so that colours and pattern become part of the material. This type of process gives inlaid vinyl a rich, longer-lasting appearance than printed vinyl. However, inlaid vinyl tends to come in fewer patterns and colours.
Whether you choose vinyl sheet or vinyl tile, it’s important to have a vinyl floor that remains durable for years to come. This will depend on a number of factors, including your vinyl floor’s wear layer, or finish, which is a coating applied to vinyl to maintain its shine. There are three types of finishes commonly used:
This is the most cost-effective choice. Stain-resistant and easy to clean, it stays shiny so there’s no need to polish or buff.
This is easy to clean and more resistant to scuffs and stains than no-wax finishes and it keeps its original appearance longer. It stays shiny without polishing or buffing.
This outperforms vinyl no-wax and regular urethane finishes. It resists scuffs, scratches and household stains better and has longer-lasting shine with no polishing or buffing.
Bathroom floor tiles are also practical because if a small area becomes damaged from repeated spills or just from a lot of foot traffic, then it is easy to just replace a few individual tiles.