3 good flooring choices for bathroom renovations

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. CK Reno in Calgary focus on bathroom renovations, and they’re also experts when it comes to 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 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 flooring.

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 can turn into gaps and ruin it’s water resistance. Make sure you have your vinyl flooring installed by a professional like CK Reno. Read more about vinyl tile vs. ceramic tile. 

Natural stone

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 remain moisture and stain resistant. Ask CK Reno what natural stone is best for your specific needs and maintenance tolerance.

Bathroom Renovations in Calgary

CK Reno is a general contracting company and bathroom renovation specialist in Calgary, Alberta. Whether you need damage control, restoration, renovations or a new floor, they’re up for the job! CK Reno is an experienced, skilled and professional renovation company.

Contact them today!

 

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