A bathroom renovation is a great way to improve the look and function of the space, while adding value to your home. A big part of that remodel will be the flooring. Ranger Flooring in Calgary is flooring installation and repair specialists. They work with hardwood, laminate, vinyl plank, vinyl tile, tile, and carpet flooring.
They share some great flooring choices for your bathroom remodel:
Ceramic or Porcelain Tile
What’s the difference between porcelain and ceramic tile? Porcelain is a member of the ceramic tile family. The only difference is that it has been kilned differently to have less of a water absorption rate. This makes porcelain tile the best choice for your bathroom out of the two, though regular ceramic still works fine.
Pros: Ceramic and porcelain tiles come in a massive variety of styles, colours, textures, sizes, and shapes. You can even find a tile that looks like natural stone or wood. It’s resistant to water, durable, easy to clean and maintain. Ceramic tile is less expensive than natural stone tile.
Cons: Some people find tile flooring cold on their feet. If this is the case, consider installing radiant underfloor heating to keep your bathroom floor toasty and warm. Wet tile can also be slippery, so keep that in mind if you make this choice.
Vinyl comes in a range of styles including sheet, tile or plank-style flooring. Manufacturing has really improved over the years, with high-end vinyl flooring looking and feeling just like real wood or tile floors.
Pros: Vinyl is the best choice for water resistance. If you have kids making a splash in the tub, your vinyl floor can take it. It is cost-effective, available in thousands of styles and colours and can mimic the look of tile or wood flooring.
Cons: Bad installation is vinyl’s worst nightmare. Poorly laid seams or improper grouting with tiles can turn into gaps and ruin its water resistance. Make sure you have your vinyl flooring installed by a professional. Read more about vinyl tile vs. ceramic tile.
Natural Stone Tile
If you’re looking for a high-end look for your bathroom renovation, consider natural stone flooring. Natural stone tile options include granite, travertine, marble, slate, limestone, marble and sandstone.
Pros: Natural stone is durable, looks sophisticated and high-end. It can help increase the resale value of your home.
Cons: It’s the most expensive option. Like ceramic, it can feel cold underfoot and is slippery when wet. Some natural stone options have moisture issues and will require periodic sealing to retain their moisture and stain resistance. Ask your flooring company what natural stone is best for your specific needs and maintenance tolerance.
Flooring Companies in Calgary
Since being founded in 2007 Ranger Flooring has been installing residential and commercial floors in Calgary and area. They work with both individual clients and renovations companies, as well as home builders. Operating as a father-son team they are proud to offer the highest level of workmanship for your next home renovation.
If you need new floors, contact Ranger Flooring today!