Tile flooring is a bathroom mainstay for its versatility, water-resistance, and beautiful appearance. Birmingham residents who want to use tile in their bathrooms have a wealth of different options available to them. Keep reading to learn more about some top picks from our experts at Floor Coverings International Birmingham.
A Touch of Luxury
Here are two great tile options if your style tends toward the classic or luxurious.
Porcelain – A longtime favorite for its water and odor resistance, porcelain tiles come in a variety of styles to match any project. Because colors run through the entire body of the tile and help disguise nicks or scratches, porcelain is a good choice for high-traffic areas like bathrooms.
Travertine – An increasingly popular choice for luxury bathrooms, travertine tile is prized for its beautiful colors and patterns. A type of sedimentary rock, no two pieces of travertine are the same, resulting in lovely, mosaic-like floors. If properly sealed and installed, travertine is an excellent choice for bathroom flooring.
Breaking the Norm
If you want to incorporate wood or break the mold with colors and textures, here are two innovative tile products that bring a twist to bathroom flooring.
Wood-look Tile – Combining the beauty of wood with the water-resistance of ceramic tile, owners finally have a low-maintenance solution for achieving a wood-look in high-humidity environments! Manufacturers print the colors and textures of wood directly onto tile planks and, when properly installed, it’s almost impossible to tell that it isn’t hardwood.
Luxury Vinyl Tile – Offered in a multitude of colors, shapes, and patterns, luxury vinyl tile can replicate a wide variety of materials — but at a much lower cost. This allows owners to build a custom floor style in a way that doesn’t break the bank. Luxury vinyl tile holds up well in humid environments and is easy to clean.
If you’re interested in learning more about bathroom flooring options, contact us at Floor Coverings International Birmingham. We are happy to come out for a free in-home consultation for your next project!
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