4 Types of Flooring You Should Avoid During a Bathroom Remodeling Project

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Bathroom flooring is often overlooked; this is especially true when they are compared to their counterparts in the kitchen.

Making your home your castle won’t have to be that hard. One recommendation we have for you is to work with experts who have all of the knowledge, skills, and determination to see the project through to its completion. That means the entire burdensome process won’t fall only on your shoulders. After all, you and your family have plenty of relaxing to do. Bathroom flooring is often overlooked; this is especially true when they are compared to their counterparts in the kitchen. So, with that in mind, here is a guide to the most common types of residential flooring you should exclude from your redesigned bathroom!


Carpeting is a fantastic choice for many rooms in your home. It’s comfortable to walk across and makes a cozy spot for your pets to curl up and snooze in the midday sun. Unfortunately, you won’t want to use this material in your bathroom. Plush bathroom mats are available, but they’re relatively small and inexpensive. The moisture buildup that is an integral part of the room itself will ruin the carpets. Short-fiber carpets are more resistant to water damage, but they also become a swimming pool for mold and mildew. You might also put your floor’s sub-layer at risk when you follow this design choice.

Solid Wood Flooring

Solid wood flooring can look beautiful. They are long-lasting and relatively easy to care for; that’s why it’s not hard to see why these features have been so popular for hundreds of years. Before you say that bamboo flooring is more resilient than wood, that’s not always true. Problems such as buckling and warping will soon lead to squeaky floorboards. This situation will disturb your inner sanctuary, so don’t let it. If you have your heart set on hardwood flooring in your grand bath, go with engineered wood instead. 


Laminate flooring is another massively popular home improvement material. You might be familiar with it if it was embedded into your childhood home throughout the kitchen. Laminate is a form of wood flooring so it can still warp. New models will survive longer, but persistent chipping can infiltrate the planks underneath the surface.  


Ah yes, so now we come to linoleum. Linoleum is another wildly popular material used for kitchen flooring. They’re tiles, so you know that they aren’t as vulnerable to water damage. Unfortunately, the linoleum flooring will be worn down by all of that constant foot traffic. Damaged tiles, much like roof shingles, will let in water that will seep into the understructures and weaken their overall integrity. 

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