What flooring should you have in your bathroom

The flooring you choose for your bathroom is very important. You need a floor that is solid, durable and waterproof, as well as being stylish and attractive!

First things first – never, ever install a carpet in a bathroom! It may be attractive and cosy underfoot, but it isn’t particularly durable and it definitely isn’t waterproof. Carpet in a bathroom will get damp and dingy very quickly, and can give of an insanitary vibe. No matter how nice you think it will feel stepping out on the bath onto a nice warm soft carpet – do not do it!

Solid wood or engineered wooden floors are popular throughout the home, but are not generally recommended for use in wet areas, as wood and water are not the best of friends.

So what flooring do we recommend for your bathroom? It’s a tossup between vinyl flooring and floor tiles.

The beauty and allure of tile flooring lasts a very long time when it is maintained properly. Very strong, water resistant and beautiful; - it meets all of our bathroom flooring requirements! While tiled floors can sometimes feel cold and hard, they’re the ideal choice if you’d like underfloor heating in your bathroom – and of course the underfloor heating can keep your tootsies warm even on the chilliest of winter mornings!

Vinyl is another solid flooring choice for a bathroom. Fuss free and functional, vinyl flooring can offer an outstanding finish to a bathroom, and is also very easy to clean and maintain. It comes in a wide range of colours and styles and is great value for money. It is the easiest and most practical way to keep your bathroom floor in top notch condition. So it’s durable, waterproof and attractive – another bathroom flooring winner!

We hope these tips have helped you decide on the right bathroom flooring for you - and what to avoid! If you’re planning a bathroom revamp or perhaps just want to spruce it up a little, then you’ve come to the right place with Plumbing for Less. No matter what you are looking for, whether it is entire bathroom suites or just a few fixtures and fittings, we have all the best products from the leading names so you can be sure that you are provided with the best possible choice of products.