A bathroom has so many accessories that you could use for it and among them are a wooden floor. While it looks nice in most houses, it might not look so great in your bathroom. But why is that?
There is too much floor space in the bathroom and without a solid covering of light, heat and moisture, the bathroom becomes more prone to dark spots or even light leaks. By using a solid wooden floor and lining it with a liner made from high density fiberboard, the glass reflects light leaving only the bare floor area to absorb heat, moisture and bacteria. For those trying to keep their bathrooms hygienic, this is a huge help. In addition, a wooden floor is more resilient than linoleum and can stand up to more accidents. So if you are thinking about installing wooden flooring in your bathroom, consider all the pros and cons of wooden flooring in your bathroom.
There are two types of floors in homes today. The first is carpeted flooring, and the second is solid hardwood flooring. If you are going for the ultimate in elegance, it may be best to choose solid hardwood flooring. This will give your bathroom a classic appearance. It is less susceptible to stains, mildew and splinters, and will be much easier to maintain over time.
Another thing to consider when considering the pros and cons of wooden flooring in your bathroom is the expense of installation. With hardwood flooring, there is less opportunity for future refinishing, because the wood’s natural oils will seal and protect the wood. That’s one reason why people who are moving into a remodel project on their own often get scared and opt for carpet flooring.
The first thing to consider is how hardwood flooring looks. For many people, this is a personal choice and so it may be hard to find a bathroom with a solid, top-grain hardwood floor. But if you have a solid oak floor or maple floor, you can replace the wood with particle board or resin to give your room an antique look. Some homeowners opt for distressed hardwood floors because they come in many different shades.
As previously mentioned, a solid wood floor allows more air circulation than a laminate floor or vinyl. In the event that you do decide to replace your old hardwood floor, make sure that you have the proper ventilation installed so that the water will not soak into the sub floor, which can cause damage. A cheap laminate or vinyl covering will also do well in a bathroom, especially if you do not wish to spend the money on a brand new floor.
If you decide to install a wooden floor, there are a few things that you should consider. For one, a solid wood floor can only handle one customer at a time. Make sure that you install the wood yourself so that it does not crack or expand while in use. Also, be sure that you have a heat and moisture proof sealer installed on the wood that covers the floor. This is critical in protecting the wood from termites, mold and mildew.
If you have a bath or shower and the shower screen is fitted with a heated towel rail, it is worth investing in a heated towel rack. These heaters heat the floor, eliminating the need for a floor mat. For those who prefer not to invest in a heated towel rail, a simple bathroom exhaust fans with light and heater can serve as a heated towel rack. Even though most of the above-mentioned items will probably be covered by your budget, they are worth considering.