Five reasons why tiles are still the best choice for your bathroom floor


Five reasons why tiles are still the best choice for your bathroom floor

05 Oct

If you've decided to refresh your bathroom floor, there are many design options currently available including luxury vinyls, wood and laminates. But there are five very good reasons why tiles remain the perfect option for your bathroom.

Best for design

If you're interested in laying a floor that goes far beyond the traditional, ceramic tile is the obvious choice. With so many patterns, shapes, styles and colours to choose from, your design decisions are only limited by your imagination. Mix and match mosaics and standard style tiles to add a burst of colour, or experiment with an unusual tile shape - hexagonal tiles can look stunning when used on floors and run onto the walls. 

Best for safety

Ceramic tiles with an anti-slip finish give improved traction and superior slip resistance. Grout lines can also increase traction so choosing smaller tiles makes sense. There's a reason why mosaics are popular for swimming pools as they provide plenty of small grout lines, and they can look sensational on a bathroom floor.

Best for durability

Heavier tiles can provide unmatched durability in a high traffic family bathroom. Natural stone is a good choice here as it provides natural traction thanks to its uneven surface. Porcelain tiles are also known for their durability. For extra practicality and warmth, lay tiles over a heating mat. 

Best for low maintenance

Glazed or properly treated tiles need very little maintenance and will withstand virtually everything you can throw at them. They also offer outstanding water resistance so your subfloor remains in pristine condition and there are no leaks. Spills and stains will clean up with soap and water and, paired with no-stain grout, will keep their good looks.

Best for luxury

Granite, marble, travertine, limestone, slate - these are the outstanding choices if you want your bathroom to ooze luxury and class. These materials have it all: durability, water and stain resistance. Above all they look absolutely gorgeous when professionally laid.

At Woodstone Bathrooms we supply a bespoke service, tailored to your individual needs. Whatever your design requirements, we can professionally install your tiled floor to keep your bathroom looking beautiful for a lifetime.