flooring materials to consider for your bathroom remodel March 21, 2019 7:46 pm Published by

Many times homeowners doing a bathroom remodeling project just need a quick guide that cuts through all the fluff and gives straightforward information.

So below you’ll find 5 flooring materials you should consider for your bathroom remodel, with pros and cons of each.

(By the way, if you really want the fastest and most straightforward way to get information, reach out to Kansas City’s biggest and best bathroom remodeler. We’ll give you a free consultation, including free professional design services. Contact Us).

5 Flooring Materials For Your New Bathroom

Luxury Vinyl

Luxury vinyl tile is a way to give your bathroom an elegant look for less. It can give you the look of wood or stone, and comes in both water resistant and waterproof options.

BENEFITS: High-end look for less, water resistant, and comfortable to walk on.

DRAWBACKS: Be careful because there are cheap-looking products out there. Also, this must be installed correctly or it will look terrible.


Cork flooring is an eco-friendly way to go. It also feels great to walk on in your bare feet – very warm and soft! This is becoming a more popular with Kansas City homeowners because it is a sustainable material.

BENEFITS: Low-maintenance, sustainable choice for the environment, and mold resistant.

DRAWBACKS: While water resistant, it is not waterproof. Proper installation and sealing are absolute musts.

Porcelain & Ceramic Tiles

The reason these choices continue to be very popular is that you don’t have to worry about the moisture in your bathroom with this flooring. And any worries about water damage go away with this choice.

BENEFITS: Waterproof, lots of choices of styles and colors, easy maintenance, and usually reasonably priced.

DRAWBACKS: Installers have to do good work, or this tile project will turn into a mess! Also, many people don’t like walking on cold, hard tile.

Natural Stone Tiles

The number one reason homeowners choose natural stone is that it looks awesome! The durability is great (as long as you maintain it – see Drawbacks below).

BENEFITS: You can’t beat the beauty of stone tiles, and lots of great choices of stone materials and styles, and it’s durable.

DRAWBACKS: Stone does cost more, and it requires more maintenance than most bathroom remodeling choices. Needs more cleaning and somewhat regular sealing.

Engineered Hardwood

You wouldn’t typically place a wood floor in a place that has a lot of moisture (like a bathroom!). But engineered hardwood is specifically made to have multiple layers, with veneer on top. It’s a way to get a wood floor for your bathroom remodel.

BENEFITS: Made from real wood, can hold up in a moist environment, a good selection of styles and looks.

DRAWBACKS: If it sustains any damage, it is harder to repair than other flooring materials. And just like cork, it is only water resistant, not waterproof. Finally, it tends to be more expensive than many other bathroom remodeling flooring options.

That’s your quick guide to bathroom flooring materials. Your next step is to reach out to us so we can answer any questions you have. Take advantage of our free design services by contacting us.

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