You use the bathroom every day to freshen up and relax, so the flooring should contribute to its atmosphere while being able to withstand the moist conditions. If you’re looking to replace the floor, here are some popular materials to consider.

Top 5 Bathroom Flooring Options

1. Vinyl

This synthetic material is water-resistant and easy to clean. Since it comes in sheets and tiles, it’s easy to install and fits in bathrooms of any size. It can also be fashioned to look like wood or tile.

Larger sheets will be more waterproof since they have fewer seams, but tiles are easier to install and replace if needed.

2. Laminate

Though laminate is softer and warmer than vinyl flooring and contains real wood, it also incorporates plastic in its makeup. That makes it easy to clean, resistant to rot and mold, and less likely to make you slip. It can imitate other materials, so you can enjoy their aesthetic in your bathroom with less maintenance. 

3. Hardwood 

If you prefer real hardwood floors, they’ll look beautiful in a bathroom. Heating systems can be installed beneath them too.

Lay down area rugs near the plumbing fixtures to protect yourself from slipping. Also, wipe up spills quickly to avoid warping or deterioration.

4. Tile 

flooringBoth ceramic and porcelain tile are durable and nonporous, making them highly resistant to mold, mildew, and stains. Plus, they’re available in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and designs, so it’s easy to find one that complements your style and decor. They can even mimic other materials, like wood and stone.

The main downside is that tiles can become cold, slippery, and uncomfortable to stand on for long periods. However, you can resolve those issues with underfloor heating, textured pieces, and rugs.

5. Stone

Stone offers an elegant style, whether you prefer marble, limestone, or granite. Because the material is produced naturally, each piece is unique. It’s also highly durable and heat-resistant.

Since stone is often porous, it may need sealing to help it keep out water. Like tile, it can get cold and slippery, though it pairs well with heating.


For assistance picking the perfect bathroom flooring for your home, head to Gene's Floor Covering II in Gulf Shores, AL. Their seasoned experts have 35 years of experience in renovations and interior design and will be happy to guide you to the right material for your needs. They also assist with measurements and installation. To make an appointment with one of their certified designers, call them today at (251) 968-6456 or message them online.