Can you use Vinyl flooring in a bathroom?

You’re wondering whether you should install vinyl floors in your bathroom. So should you? The quick answer is, absolutely. In fact, Luxury Vinyl floors are our recommend pick as among the best options to use in a bathroom.

Read on to learn more about why vinyl is a great bathroom floor options, and other things that you should keep in mind.

Why is vinyl a good bathroom flooring option?

Luxury vinyl planks (LVP) or luxury vinyl tile (LVT) are particularly popular choices for bathrooms namely because they are waterproof. They also are made to mimic the look of natural stone or wood, which is an aesthetic that many prefer, particularly as part of their bathroom design. 

Sheet vinyl flooring is also a viable option as it can be installed seamlessly and has minimal seams where moisture could seep through. It is important to choose a vinyl flooring that is specifically designed for bathrooms and wet areas to ensure its durability and water resistance.

What makes luxury vinyl a particularly good choice for bathrooms?

There are many properties that luxury vinyl floors have that make them a great option in general, and for bathrooms specifically:

  1. Water resistance: First and foremost, Luxury Vinyl Floors (LVF), are water resistant / water proof, which is the most important factor in regards to the bathroom.

  2. Slip resistance: Many LVF collections are slip resistant, which is a great component for bathrooms, which can get slippery.

  3. Installation Methods: LVF can be installed using the floating installation method, which is much easier and significantly cheaper than other methods, such as installing ceramic or porcelain tiles.

  4. Durability: High quality luxury vinyl floors that have a greater thickness are very durable and can withstand ongoing use. 

  5. Maintenance: Luxury vinyl floors are easy to clean and maintain, only requiring simple occasional sweeping and mopping.

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