When it comes to remodeling your home, there are few areas where you can afford to cut corners. Figuring out where to spend big and where to save a little can be difficult, especially when remodeling your bathroom. Flooring options can be overwhelming and seem nightmarish to comb through. Instead of using the typical tiling that goes with such projects, use these three flooring options in your bathroom (rather than tile):
Natural Stone Tile
Say goodbye to your dated porcelain, and hello to natural stone tiling. This will revamp your bathroom and bring it into the new age. This is something for a more extensive budget and perfect for that luxurious look. Using material like marble, limestone, or sandstone gives your bathroom a sense of originality and grit that you simply can’t achieve with any other medium. You’ll have all of the aesthetic pleasure tile provides, but with a brand-new twist that will keep your bathroom looking chic for years to come.
Poured Cement or Concrete
This will be right on trend with the rise of the minimalistic culture in the states. Not only will it urbanize your bathroom, pulling it into the new era, but it also is a diverse medium. You can leave it as is matte, or polish it until you can see your own reflection. You have the ability to stain or paint it whatever color you choose and since there are no seams or gaps in the flooring, this makes it a perfect option for a room prone to moisture and water exposure. While this certainly shouldn’t be a do-it-yourself project that you undertake, in the end enlisting the professional help you need will be well worth it.
Vinyl or Linoleum
This is something that has been around for a few years, but has recently become more popularized. Not only are they available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, but they’re also waterproof, softer and warmed than tiling would be, slip-proof, and are consistently less expensive to install compared to tiling.