The bathroom does not have to be a boring mixture of bland tiles and porcelain – today there are so many ways to turn this small but important room into a standout feature of your home. And one of the best ways to do that is with flooring. Here are six ideas from The Flooring Room on how to create a stylish bathroom or en suite.
Replicate luxurious flooring
You can create the luxurious look of concrete or marble, limestone or slate with flooring that comes in the same shades and patterns. You have the option of using tiles, luxury vinyl tiles or hybrid planks to achieve the sophisticated look you’re after. And the cool colours of concrete and marble pair wonderfully with features like brass or black tapware to make for a truly stylish space.
While older homes may have timber floors in the bathroom, this trend has been largely replaced because wood and water aren’t the best of friends. If you love the look of wooden floors in a bathroom, you’re not alone. Wood offers a warm, earthy, natural look that pairs nicely with the cold ceramic that otherwise can dominate the room.
You don’t have to say goodbye to the look and feel of timber floors in the bathroom: we can recreate the look with luxury vinyl tiles that come in classic wooden hues. These are waterproof, hard-wearing and cost-effective while looking just like wood. The only thing that will give away your secret is that, unlike timber, they won’t warp or rot!
Floors as art
Who said that floors have to be neutral, plain and bare? Instead, turn your flooring into a canvas by opting for standout tiles or luxury vinyl tiles that make a statement. There’s colourful mosaics, bold patterns, or unique colours – all of these flooring options can make for a beautiful and truly bespoke space that would be right at home on the pages of Home and Garden.
If you’re after something a little more subtle, the ever-popular geometric tiles offer a hint of intrigue without taking over the way a boldly coloured or patterned floor might. Hexagonal flooring tiles come in a variety of colours and sizes, so whether you envision small grey hexagons or large pink ones, we’ll have something to suit.
Bold black flooring
Black in bathrooms is a fairly new trend that seems to be sticking around. It started with black tapware, but the striking effect has taken off into other areas of the bathroom. Now, it’s not uncommon for people to ask for black bathroom flooring tiles, creating a bold look when contrast with the white of the bathtubs, toilets and basins.
Surround a freestanding bathtub
Create the effect of a permanent bathmat by surrounding a freestanding tub with different flooring to the rest of the room. You could go for a different colour around the bathtub or opt for a patterned flooring paired with a more neutral one in the rest of the room. If you’re after a truly one-of-a-kind room, you’ll achieve it with this bathmat effect.
Leave boring bathroom flooring in the past – talk to the specialists at The Flooring Room about how to transform your bathroom into a beautiful oasis. We’ve got showrooms in Tauranga, Palmerston North and Nelson.