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If you have had a beautiful new bathroom or are looking to give your current bathroom a facelift then you may want to install some new flooring to really finish off the room. The flooring you choose will need to match the aesthetic of the room in general and hence you would be wise to thoroughly discus your choices before making a final decision.
Whether your bathroom is going to be used as a wet room or not, it is always advisable to fully waterproof the surface using a technique called tanking, this will stop water escaping
the room and causing damp or rot in other areas of your home. Tanking can be achieved with special waterproof boards or with taking paint, whichever technique you plan to use tanking should always be done by an experienced professional.
Bathroom Floor Tiling
The most popular form of bathroom floor covering in the UK is floor tiling, they come is a wide selection of styles, colours and price ranges. Some are textured, some are smooth they are available in large or small size profiles, the choice is nearly endless. If you feel like having something a little special on your bathroom floor then perhaps you may consider some natural stone tiles, though they are more expensive they offer a beautiful finish and are available in many stone types such as porcelain and sandstone amongst others each offering a different and unique effect.
Bathroom Flooring Options
Though most bathroom floors involve tiling, there are a number of other floor coverings used in bathrooms, there is no hard and fast rule as to what you can install but depending on the style of your room , some are more suitable than others. Many people have carpet in their bathrooms, its warm on your feet when you get out of the tub but its worth considering how wet you fell your floor will get, carpet obviously isn’t the best way to go in a wet room environment. One effect that is becoming more popular is real wood flooring in your bathroom, clearly there is the issue with wathe but if properly sealed a real wood floor can offer a beautiful feature for your bathroom.
Lino is another popular option, again the moisture issue need to be considered, most linoleum floors have seams and though they are quite waterproof, the seams can be susceptible to moisture. If you do decide that lino is the best option for you then your best bet is sheet linoleum, it comes in 12 foot rolls and hence can be installed without any seams for moisture to permeate, this type of lino is more suitable to wet areas in your home. This is a more convenient option but can be tricky to install and though it may look easy should only be attempted by an experienced professional.
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Bathroom Underfloor Heating
Due to the cold winters in this country, more homeowners are deciding to install underfloor heating before they lay their floor covering in their bathrooms. This can be expensive to install but you may find it of great value as it is the height of luxury and may make the cold exit from the shower a thing of the past as you will have a warm surface to step out onto. Underfloor heating is available in different forms and such can be made to work with most floor coverings.
How Much Does Bathroom Flooring Cost?
Flooring cost can vary massively, your best option is to speak to a number of reputable flooring or bathroom companies to get some different ideas and prices. ApprovedTrader.co.uk makes finding companies and getting numerous quotes much easier for you, our trade experts have already vetted and pre-approved a number companies in your local area so you don’t have to. They have looked at previous work, confirmed governing body registrations and references so we put you in touch with only the very best people in your area. Call or fill in one of our contact forms today and we will match your job with up to four of our approved traders who would like to take on the work, each will arrange a consultation and offer you a free no obligation quotation giving you a few to choose from.